THE BIFFERATO FIRM

The highest standards of legal services in the industry

1007 N. Orange St., 4th Floor, The Mill, Wilmington, DE 19801

302-225-7600

cbifferato@tbf.legal

Integrity, professionalism, and respect

The Bifferato Firm’s mission is to provide high-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients and the community. In doing this, we enjoy and strive for a collegial group practice while recognizing that our principal goal is to effectively serve our clients.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Commercial Bankruptcy

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Corporate Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bifferato’s ADR group includes a retired Superior Court Judge and the firm’s managing director. In their legal careers spanning decades, they have gained respect from bench and bar for their legal expertise and personal and professional integrity. The attorneys in the ADR group provide arbitration and mediation services for a large variety of cases including commercial and business transactions, bankruptcy litigation and restructuring/insolvency issues, as well as personal injury, complex tort and litigation, and medical malpractice.

Commercial Bankruptcy

The firm offers seasoned trial and appellate expertise in matters involving corporate restructuring and bankruptcy related issues, asset-based commercial and secured lending, commercial contracts, sales transactions and debt restructuring.The Bifferato Firm’s clients include banks, financial and other lending institutions, trustees, creditors/committees, equity holders/committees, and individuals. The Bifferato Firm provides experienced, trusted counsel during all phases of corporate bankruptcy, reorganizations, and liquidation, as well as related litigation, from the initial filing through to trial and appeal.

Corporate Litigation

The Bifferato Firm has significant experience litigating commercial and corporate matters in all Delaware courts, including the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and United States District Court. The firm also has extensive appellant experience in both the Delaware Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Decades of legal experience

Connor Bifferato

Thomas F. Driscoll III

Richard S. Gebelein

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Connor Bifferato

Phone: 302-429-0907

Fax: 302-792-7477

Connor knows that an attorney’s success depends on a strong team to support him, and he is grateful for the firm’s highly experienced professionals who pride themselves on their expertise, responsiveness and availability to clients and co-counsel alike. This team helps the firm provide outstanding service and results for clients who come to the firm for alternative dispute resolution as well as litigation. With a success rate of greater than ninety percent, Connor has mediated well over one hundred commercial disputes, including appeals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, secured lender disputes, general corporate litigation, preference litigation and creditors rights issues. He also frequently serves as an arbitrator for single and triple panel, binding and non-binding arbitrations.

Experienced as lead counsel in complex litigation, Connor also frequently teams with out of state lawyers who need access to Delaware’s Courts, which are renowned as a primary forum for national and international corporate litigation.

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Thomas F. Driscoll III

Phone: 302-254-5381

Fax: 302-792-7477

Thomas F. Driscoll, III. is an associate in Commercial Bankruptcy and Litigation departments.

Tom practices in the areas of Commercial Bankruptcy and Commercial and Corporate Litigation. Tom has been involved in numerous bankruptcy and restructuring matters including advising on corporate matters and representation in litigation and other proceedings on behalf of a variety of national and regional corporate clients and has advised on business transactions in context of bankruptcy proceedings.  Tom has acted as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in various litigation matters, including bankruptcy litigation and litigation in Federal and State Courts in Delaware. Tom’s representations include debtors, creditors, secured lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, ad hoc committees and boards of directors from various industries including retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and health care.

Prior to joining Bifferato, Tom practiced in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group for another prominent Delaware firm.  He also serves pro bono as an attorney guardian ad litem for the Office of the Child Advocate.

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Richard S. Gebelein

Phone: 302-225-7600

Fax: 302-792-7477

Having served within the legal arena both nationally and internationally for four decades, Judge Richard S. Gebelein is highly regarded as a judicial expert. As a judge for the Superior Court of Delaware for 21 years, he presided over a myriad of trials and appeals including felony, civil, state board and agency matters.

On a global platform, Judge Gebelein was a Rule of Law Officer with the Office of Staff Judge Advocate, Combined Forces Command in Kabul Afghanistan; an International Judge, State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Bosnia and currently is the Chief of Party, USAID Justice Sector Development Project II, a three component Rule of Law Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina designed to enhance the independence and effectiveness of the judicial sector.

In addition to his domestic and foreign judicial service, Judge Gebelein was elected Attorney General for the State of Delaware, 1979-1983. He was also the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Delaware Department of Justice, the first Disciplinary Counsel for the Delaware Supreme Court, a Chief Deputy Public Defender, a State Solicitor for the Delaware Department of Justice and a private practice attorney.

Bringing his wealth of knowledge in diverse legal areas, judicial expertise and passion for justice to the alternative dispute resolution process ensures clients receive the service they need.

 

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1007 N. Orange St.,
4th Floor, The Mill,
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-225-7600