Francisco is a partner at Waldrep LLP. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. Francisco has a diverse practice focusing on business insolvency, commercial bankruptcy, as well as general corporate, regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters affecting healthcare clients.
Business Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy Experience
Francisco regularly represents clients in a wide variety of business bankruptcy proceedings. His clients include business debtors, business creditors, and court-appointed trustees. In addition, Francisco handles a wide variety of bankruptcy litigation matters including representing plaintiffs and defendants in preference, fraudulent transfer, and turnover litigation; defending claim objections; defending creditors against allegations of automatic stay and other injunction violations; and litigating contested Chapter 11 confirmation proceedings, priority challenges, and valuation disputes.
Francisco also has experience representing financial institutions in consumer financial services litigation, representing debtors and creditors in receiverships and foreclosures, and representing debtors and creditors in loan forbearance negotiations and workouts.
Apart from bankruptcy, Francisco helps healthcare clients with corporate, regulatory, administrative, litigation, and transactional matters. Francisco's experience includes helping healthcare businesses with corporate governance, business formation, contract disputes, regulatory and administrative compliance, general liability and employment liability litigation, and real estate financing transactions. Francisco also has experience assisting healthcare clients with Certificate of Need (CON) issues, licensure issues, and Medicaid reimbursement.
Francisco keeps an active pro-bono practice where he represents left-behind parents in international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention. Francisco has successfully represented petitioners in Hague Convention cases in federal courts across North and South Carolina.