Mediation & ADR Services

When creditors and stakeholders need the best results in business bankruptcy cases, they can turn to Gavin/Solmonese for effective alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation, and arbitration.

Often the best resolution to business bankruptcy litigation is one controlled by the parties involved. The ADR experts at Gavin/Solmonese help parties informally and confidentially resolve disputes in a more cost-effective, less time-consuming, and less adversarial process.


  • Involuntary petitions
  • Avoidance actions
  • Relief from stay proceedings
  • Trustee motions
  • Sale and purchase of assets
  • Executory contracts and lease issues
  • Post-petition financing
  • Disclosure statements
  • Plan confirmation
  • Representation of liquidating trustees and plan administrators in estate wind-downs
  • Adversary proceedings
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty cases

Frank Monaco leads this practice group for Gavin/Solmonese. Frank is a certified mediator and approved mediator for the bankruptcy court and bankruptcy appeals in the District Court and for the District of Delaware. His more than 35 years of experience in business bankruptcy is one of the reasons he is repeatedly chosen as a mediator, both consensually and by parties or by the court. He is a member of the bars of Delaware and Pennsylvania.