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William E. Chipman Jr.


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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring


  • Widener University School of Law
    • J.D. – 1999, cum laude
  • Ursinus College
    • B.S. – 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


Bill Chipman is a bankruptcy and restructuring practitioner with significant experience representing debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, debtor-in-possession lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, and plaintiffs and defendants in a broad spectrum of bankruptcy related litigation in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Prior to founding Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Bill helped establish the Delaware office of Greenberg Traurig LLP and was a partner in Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP’s Delaware office.

Bill is also a Certified Public Accountant who has extensive business-related accounting experience.

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chambers & Partners USA
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rated
  • Listed, Delaware Super Lawyers
  • Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring Professionals "Distinction in Dealmaking", 2022 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Intercreditor Agreements and Bankruptcy Issues, Capital Roundtable Pre-Conference Workshop, 09/19/2006
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing in Delaware, Lorman Educational Services seminar, 09/27/2005
  • Bankruptcy in Delaware, Lorman Educational Services seminar, 06/24/2005

Representative Matters

    • Representation of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. and Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp., a leading distributor of propane and related equipment and supplies to customers in the United States, in their prepackaged bankruptcy cases.

    • Representation of Juno USA, LP, et al., the third largest ride-hailing service in New York City in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

    • Representation of Rudy’s Barbershop Holdings, LLC, et al., a chain of 25 barbershops in five major cities, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta and New York City in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

    • Representation of News-Gazette, Inc. et al., a: (i) publisher of five weekly newspapers, advertising-oriented shopper products and magazines; and (ii) operator of radio stations, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

    • Representation of Cedar Haven Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Cedar Haven Healthcare Center a 324 bed licensed skilled nursing facility located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

    • Representation of SEGA Biofuels, LLC an industrial wood pellet manufacturing and distribution company located in Nahunta, Georgia in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.