Daniel M. Eliades

Daniel M. Eliades Partner K&L Gates
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Professional Biography

Daniel Eliades is a partner at the firm's Newark office where he is a member of the restructuring and insolvency practice group. Daniel regularly represents franchisors, resort owners and associations, real estate developers, automobile lessors, and financial institutions in all phases of debtor/creditor relations.

Daniel regularly represents franchisors in out-of-court workouts and restructurings with distressed franchisees; collection and enforcement litigation (including mediation and arbitration proceedings); bankruptcy cases of franchisees; receiverships; and other debtor/creditor matters involving franchisor-franchisee relations. Daniel has represented franchisors in thousands of such matters throughout the United States and internationally. His representations include efforts to: (a) maximize the recovery of amounts due franchisors; (b) if appropriate, rehabilitate and restructure the exiting franchisor/franchisee relationship; (c) when directed, facilitate the transition of franchised businesses to “good standing” or new franchisees; and (d) protect franchisor marks and systems from unauthorized use or continued use by “bad acting” franchisees. Daniel provides guidance to emerging systems as well as some of the largest franchisors in the world.

Daniel routinely assists financial institutions, finance entities, automobile lessors, real estate holding companies, and other entities in loan restructurings, compositions, assignments for the benefit of creditors, commercial collection and foreclosure actions, lease financing, and all phases of bankruptcy representation. His insight into the issues facing lenders well positioned Daniel for his service on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded financial institution.

Daniel also represents financially distressed businesses in out-of-court workouts and restructurings in bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented a wide range of retail businesses, manufacturers, timeshare developers, real estate investors and service providers in successful reorganization efforts.

Daniel advises timeshare developers, resort owners, associations, and exchange companies in a variety of debtor/creditor issues. He represents resort owners in inventory recovery programs in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure jurisdictions across the United States. Daniel also represents timeshare developers in bankruptcy litigation, defending consumer claims, financing matters, debt restructurings, HOA litigation, commercial disputes (including construction litigation), and disputes involving third party exit entities.

Finally, Daniel has published numerous articles and served as a contributor in reference and practice series in the areas of bankruptcy law, franchise law, foreclosure and bankruptcy fraud. He is a frequent speaker on these and related issues and was formerly an Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law, at New York University, School of Continuing Education.

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