Curtis Crowther

Curtis J. Crowther

Partner

Curtis J. Crowther

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Curtis Crowther is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group with extensive experience litigating in all the courts in Delaware. His experience transcends many substantive areas of commercial and civil litigation including employment and enforcement of restrictive covenants, Delaware corporate law, ERISA-governed benefits, trusts & estates, construction, consumer law and warranties, commercial/business contract disputes, commercial collections, real estate and other general commercial and business litigation. 

    Curtis represents the interests of his clients from pre-litigation counseling and strategy development through the trial and appeal processes. He has appeared in a variety of matters before all the courts in Delaware, including: Delaware Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Justice of the Peace Court, United States District Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as federal courts in Pennsylvania and around the country.

    Curtis also has substantial experience in bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation, contested matters and adversary proceedings involving myriad disputes that arise in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. His experience includes both prosecuting and defending fraudulent transfer and preference litigation. 

    Curtis has significant experience as an advocate in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), utilizing ADR processes and procedures such as mediation or arbitration to assist clients in avoiding or reducing the costs that can be associated with protracted litigation, as well as assisting his clients in devising and implementing ADR plans and strategies necessary to protect their interests. He is also a recipient of the Delaware Superior Court’s Certificate in Advanced Mediation Training and is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court as well as certified as an arbitrator for commercial law/litigation by the Delaware State Bar Association.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Litigation, ADR and Business Law Sections

      Delaware State Bar Association
      Vice Chair, ADR Section (2016 - 2017)
      Secretary, ADR Section (2015 - 2016)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Presented with the Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year in the “mega” category (value: above $5 billion) as part of the Global M&A Network’s 15th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in recognition of serving as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) in the Mallinckrodt plc, et al. chapter 11 cases.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc.

      Delaware Limited Pro Bono Assistance Program
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Delaware Court Again Strikes Down Restrictive Covenant in the Sale of Business," co-authored with Trevor L. Bradley, published in Delaware Business Court Insider (4/5/2023)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 20, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized During Global M&A Network's 2023 Turnaround Atlas Awards

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      • April 7, 2023

        Curtis Crowther and Trevor Bradley Author Delaware Business Court Insider Article on Restrictive Covenant Enforcement

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      R+C News Releases

      • December 19, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Buyer Beware: Delaware Court of Chancery Declines to Blue-Pencil Restrictive Covenant in M&A Transaction" co-authored with Trevor L. Bradley (11/29/22)