Lucas F. Hammonds

Lucas F. Hammonds


Lucas F. Hammonds is an Associate in the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. He represents creditors and creditors’ committees in large Chapter 11 cases and related proceedings. Mr. Hammonds has represented banks, investment funds, manufacturers, telecommunications providers, real estate developers and other entities as creditors in major Chapter 11 cases and parties in related adversary proceedings and appeals, including actions to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers. He has additional experience working with liquidating trustees and Chapter 11 debtors. Representative matters include the representation of secured creditors in the Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., Erickson Retirement Communities, LLC, and Raritan Hospitality cases, and the official committees of unsecured creditors in the Bayonne Medical Center, Hudson Healthcare, Inc., Christ Hospital, Fairmont General Hospital, Inc., Union Hospital District, Ultura (LA), Inc., and Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Inc. cases.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Hammonds was an intern with the United States Department of Justice and the Honorable Barbara R. Kapnick of the New York State Supreme Court, and served as an Alexander Fellow in the chambers of the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., then United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, (subsequently appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit).

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2010


Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, District VA Ethics Committee (by appointment)