For more than 18 years, Pat Friesinger has helped business and corporate clients preserve assets and overcome financial challenges. She handles complex business disputes, asset protection, out-of-court debt restructurings, creditor/debtor rights, and, when necessary, bankruptcy. Pat's victories have resulted in businesses remaining open, local jobs being retained, and personal assets being preserved - in ways that are not publicized in the media and court decisions. Her approach is to help clients achieve business solutions to the financial issues keeping them awake at night. Pat is experienced in representing all parties involved in challenging financial situations. This experience helps her more accurately assess a client's strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas of opportunity.
To best serve her clients, Pat creatively matches the resources and tools available across varying disciplines of the law. Pat represents clients in the purchase and sale of distressed assets, through Article 9 sales, foreclosure, receivership, and 363 bankruptcy sales. To help clients find alternatives to bankruptcy, Pat handles traditional corporate matters (such as acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, and finance transactions) and complex financial restructuring, which she accomplishes through negotiation and litigation. When bankruptcy is necessary, she relies on her extensive bankruptcy experience to help her clients achieve the best possible outcomes. In her practice, Pat represents Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, Unsecured Creditors' Committees, secured and unsecured creditors in chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13, and debtors in chapters 7 and 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Pat holds an AV® PreeminentTM rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
In January 2019, Pat became a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee. For more information about her role in this capacity, please visit: https://pages.trustesolutions.com/Trustee%20Friesinger
- 2015 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, presented on panel addressing "Ethics & Professionalism"
- National Business Institute: New Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Fees You Must Know NOW! Topics were: "Student Loan Default: Repayment Options, Collections and Bankruptcy" and "Upholding Ethical Standards in the New Bankruptcy Environment"
Areas Of Practice
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Complex Litigation
- Asset Protection
- Bankruptcy-Chapter 11
- Bankruptcy-Chapter 7
- Debtor and Creditor Rights
- Debt Restructuring
- Business Disputes
- Ohio, 2000
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2000
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio, 2000
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2016
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2018
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2018
- University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
- J.D. - 2000
- University of Toledo
- B.A. - 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Serves on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process Committee
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum
- Dayton Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- ABI's Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Member, Advisory Board, Present
- Inn of Court, Member, Present