I place a high value on integrity and treating others with respect. People who know me understand that my word is my bond. Bankruptcy is an area with a specialized judiciary, and we communicate with the same judges, case after case. I know them well, and they know they can trust me. Clients rely on me to tell them about the local bankruptcy environment and what a specific court likely will do under their particular set of circumstances. They are looking for predictability, and I can provide it for them. That, combined with my 35 years of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and creditors’ rights practical experience, allows me to provide an extremely cost-effective representation of my clients.
Nationally recognized by many prominent ranking agencies and publications, Rudy J. Cerone draws from four decades of practice, advising creditor clients involved in business bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and complex consumer cases throughout Louisiana. He also assists lawyers in McGlinchey offices in the Gulf states, New York, California, and Ohio. Rudy counsels lenders and equipment lessors in workouts, bankruptcy proceedings, and collateral recovery involving several industries, including health care, gaming, and energy. He also defends clients against lender liability claims, class actions, and sanctions proceedings. Rudy’s clients include a range of financial services providers, from big Wall Street bond holders and large national institutions with secured credit matters to community banks that need help dealing with troubled loans.
Emphasizing responsiveness, Rudy collaborates closely with clients, keeping them fully informed about the intricacies of their claims, disputes, and proceedings. His deep knowledge of the ins and outs of the bankruptcy-specific judicial system serves as a key component of the value proposition he brings to his practice. Rudy zeroes in on and synthesizes key pieces of information, fits them into the legal framework, and then crafts strategies that help get clients their desired outcomes. His vast network of contacts all over the country allows him to pick up the phone and quickly find the right person to help a client with a particular issue in almost any location.
Highly regarded in the bankruptcy litigation arena, Rudy attained the honor of being named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 2001. Additionally, he is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. A long-time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Rudy served as a Commissioner on the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy and serves currently as a co-chair of the Caribbean Insolvency Symposium.