Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard is pleased to announce the addition of Alicia Bendana to its New Orleans headquarters who is joining the firm as a shareholder. A practicing attorney for over 25 years, she brings a wealth of experience and esteem to the firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy practice.

Formerly at Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P., also located in New Orleans, Bendana practices business bankruptcy law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending complex and multi-layered litigation claims on behalf of trustees, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and other interested parties in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings. She provides a repertoire of work in bankruptcy with her representation of clients as lead or co-lead counsel in the prosecution of officer and director liability litigation, legal and accounting malpractice liability litigation, fraud and RICO litigation, fraudulent transfer/preference avoidance litigation, contract disputes, insurance disputes, the partitioning of marital property in bankruptcy court, the excepting of debts from discharge, the opposing of plans of reorganization and the proposing of competing plans, and the purchase of assets from bankruptcy estates.  

Bendana is board certified in business bankruptcy law by both the American Board of Certification and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is engaged in numerous civic and professional activities including currently serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane University School of Law.

Bendana has been given a distinguished ranking by Chambers & Partners USA in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring with notes that include, “clients commend her ‘technical legal ability,’ ‘attention to client service,’ ‘commercial vision’ and ‘out of the box thinking’.” She’s also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers©, and is listed among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers. Her dedication to both the legal profession and the community has also earned Bendana a listing in New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers Special Edition.

“Lugenbuhl is extremely excited for Alicia to join the team,” said managing partner Benjamin Kadden. “Given the opportunity to work with her on multiple occasions, her in-depth knowledge and experience will not only benefit our firm and our clients, but also add another level of strength to our rapidly growing bankruptcy section.”  

To learn more about Bendana, visit her online profile.