Gary F. Seitz is a member in GSBB Law’s Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, commercial litigation and transportation including admiralty and maritime law.
Gary serves as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and acts as Trustee in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Delaware.
He has extensive experience handling bankruptcy matters for creditors, asset purchasers and trustees.
Gary also has expertise in admiralty and maritime litigation and transactions with particular emphasis on marine financing and vessel foreclosures.
Gary is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fifth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the District of Delaware.Prior to joining Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC, Gary served as the Chair of the Bankruptcy and Business Finance Practice Group of Rawle & Henderson, LLP.
Tulane University School of Law, LL.M. in Admiralty 1988University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. 1986Shanghai Law Research Institute, Law and Trade Program 1984Buena Vista University, B.A. magna cum laude 1983Active admission to the state and federal bars of Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey;U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fifth Circuits.
Inactive admission status to the state and federal bars of Iowa, Louisiana, and Washington.
Receivership/Sequestrator:Appointed receiver or sequestrator to operate and liquidate commercial properties and a variety of businesses to recover unpaid taxes and to assist creditors in maximizing their return on the debtors’ collateral.Bankruptcy:Represent trustees, creditors, and creditors’ committees, landlords, and asset purchasers in numerous bankruptcy cases filed in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.Involved in financing & carve-out negotiations, lease assumption & rejection matters, avoidance action litigation, and all aspects of liquidation, sale, or purchase of debtor’s assets, including real estate.Represent trustees, creditors, asset purchasers, and creditors’ committees in major bankruptcy cases, including Montgomery Ward, Uniroyal, Super American Tissue, Matlack, e.Spire Communications, MUMA, AxisTel, Permagrain, Discovery Zone, NGVSI, Eagle Geophysical, Uiterwyk, Global Homes, IT Group, SemCrude, Flying J, and WCI. Trustee:Serve as Member of panel of bankruptcy trustees and Chapter 11 Trustee in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Major appointments include Matlack Systems, e.Spire Communications, Permagrain Products, Cavalier Industries, Brooks Provisions, Scimeca Foundation and Sno Mountain (Montage).Serve as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee in cases in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Delaware.Serve as receiver in state and federal court receivership.Business Litigation:Handled and supervised the representation of clients in a wide range of commercial and general business litigation. He employs a tough-minded, business-oriented approach to the assessment and conduct of litigation and has enjoyed great success in achieving favorable results that meet the business objectives of his clients.Supervised the resolution of over one hundred mechanics lien claims, over five hundred preference and fraudulent transfer cases, as well as hundreds of tax claims.Preference recovery program in a major bankruptcy case that recovered over ten million dollars for the litigation trust in more than 1200 preference and fraudulent conveyance actions.Defended many companies that have been sued in bankruptcy court for preferential or fraudulent transfers. Have tried several cases to conclusion.