516-227-0700

Patrick T.
Collins

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Partner

Uniondale

T: 516-227-0649

About Patrick

Patrick T. Collins concentrates in bankruptcy & restructuring and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He has represented creditors, debtors, trustees, committees, lenders, asset purchasers, landlords, unions, officers and directors, and other parties involved in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court insolvency matters, including workouts, preference, and fraudulent conveyance recovery actions.

Pat has defended hundreds of preference claims and lawsuits and also represents parties to receivership proceedings and litigation/liquidation and bankruptcy trustees. He currently represents the trustee of the liquidation trust formed in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Metro Affiliates, Inc. and its affiliates (S.D.N.Y.).

In addition to bankruptcy litigation, Pat also counsels banks and other institutions in commercial litigation involving, among other subject areas, the Uniform Commercial Code and claims of lender liability. He also obtains and enforces judgments against debtors in the state of New York and prosecutes and defends commercial foreclosure actions.

Pat frequently represents charitable organizations and indigent individuals on a pro bono basis in bankruptcy, insolvency and litigation matters and has participated as a speaker or contributing author for numerous continuing legal education programs.

Prior to practicing law, Pat used his B.S.E. in mechanical engineering and materials science as an engineer for a prominent aerospace company.

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Experience

  • NRAD Medical Associates (U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York), Creditors' Committee & Creditor Representative
  • Metro Affiliates, Inc./Atlantic Express (U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York), Creditors' Committee & Liquidating Trustee
  • Med-Depot (Eastern District of Texas), DIP Lender
  • Eastman Kodak Company (U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York), Creditors' Committee, Co-Chair
  • ChemRx Corp. (District of Deleware), Shareholder & Director sued by Trustee
  • Lehman Brothers Holding (S.D.N.Y.), Contract Counterparties
  • New York Home Health Care Equipment (U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York), Creditors' Committee
  • Alrose King David, LLC (U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York), Debtor in possession
  • Leiner Health Products, Inc. (District of Delaware), Purchaser
  • Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (District of New Hampshire), Purchaser
  • Greater Southeast Community Hospital (U.S.D.C., District of Columbia), Acquirors
  • American Tissue, Inc. (District of Delaware), Secured Lender
  • Island Medical Center (U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York), Debtor in possession
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Credentials

Education

  • Duke University
  • St. John’s University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Past Director, Past Chair and Vice Chair, Bankruptcy Law Committee

Articles & Advisories

When big retailers go bankrupt

Patrick Collins, partner, was quoted in this article. “Retail bankruptcy filings are going to go on for the foreseeable future,”…

November 12, 2018

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The Foreclosing Secured Creditor –Does It Have Any Exposure?

Consider this scenario: Your bank client has lent money to an operating company secured by all of its assets. The…

November 01, 1999

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News

Francesca’s CFO to depart

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. on Monday announced that Chief Financial Officer Kelly Dilts plans to resign effective July 19 “to pursue…

July 03, 2019

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Madewell names 1st CEO

J. Crew itself may not have a CEO at the moment, but now its Madewell brand does. The denim-focused brand…

April 04, 2019

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J. Crew once again in debt restructuring talks

J. Crew’s financial situation threatens to imperil its efforts to revive its namesake brand and grow its smaller, but better-performing,…

March 29, 2019

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Workers Are Pushing for Their Share of U.S. Bankruptcy Payouts

Workers can lose everything when their employer files for bankruptcy. At least for now. A pro-labor movement sparked by the…

March 05, 2019

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Mattress Firm store in Oceanside has closed amid bankruptcy filing

Patrick Collins, partner, is quoted in this article. A newly closed Mattress Firm store in Oceanside is among 99 locations in the retailer’s…

October 19, 2018

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Newsday: Patrick Collins Explains What Filing for Bankruptcy Can Do for You

February 02, 2009

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Market Watch: Farrell Fritz Provides Legal Advice in NBTY Purchase of Leiner Health Products

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Four Named As Counsel at Farrell Fritz

March 01, 2005

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Press Releases

30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 16, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 23, 2014

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten partners and one counsel on being selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers – Metro…

October 11, 2012

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Farrell Fritz Partners Named to the New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Farrell Fritz congratulates seven partners on being selected for inclusion on the New York Super Lawyers 2011 – Metro Edition…

October 27, 2011

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Farrell Fritz, P.C. Appoints Four New Counsel and Jodi L. Gladstone Joins as a New Associate

January 03, 2005

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Recognition

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro (Bankruptcy: Business) 2016–2018, (Bankruptcy) 2013–2015, (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) 2012, (Business/Corporate) 2011

Community Work

Pat is vice chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of Mercy Haven, Inc.