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Education

  • J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2008
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Carpenter–Walsh Pro Bono Inn of Court

Federal Bar Association (Delaware Chapter)

Kate Roggio Buck

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Associate
  • T: 302.984.6323
    F: 302.442.4710

Kate focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy.

In addition to representing commercial clients in all stages of state and federal disputes, Kate routinely represents trustees, trade creditors, landlords, utility providers, committees, debtors, secured lenders, and other parties in interest in sophisticated business reorganizations, restructurings and liquidations.

While regularly prosecuting and defending adversary actions and other contested matters in the Bankruptcy Courts for Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania (and pro hac vice in other jurisdictions), Kate has represented clients big and small in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including in some of the largest and most well-known cases.

Additionally, Kate is committed to providing pro bono legal representation and frequently serves as lead trial counsel for matters being litigated in the Family Court. Efforts such as this earned Kate the McCarter & English Pro Bono “Changing Lives Award” and contributed to McCarter’s Delaware office receiving a Pro Bono Leadership Award from the Delaware State Bar Association.

Prior to her legal career, Kate served as the Marketing Manager for a national construction management company and dipped her toe in politics as the Deputy Campaign Manager for her father’s campaign for United States Congress.

Outside of the office, you will likely find Kate enjoying the outdoors with her family, playing rec football, or cheering on her favorite Philadelphia and University of Arizona sports teams.

Representative Matters

Stanziale v. Boyajian (In re Boyajian), 486 B.R. 306 (Bankr. N.J., 2013) (Denial of Discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727)
The New Jersey Bankruptcy Court granted Summary Judgment in favor of our client, the Chapter 7 Trustee, thereby denying a bankruptcy discharge for the Chapter 7 Debtor/Defendant, Jack Boyajian. Boyajian sought to discharge nearly $40 Million in debt while making no distribution to creditors. In granting the Trustee’s Motion for Summary Judgment, filed after years of discovery, the Court found that the Debtor, “without justification, failed to keep or preserve adequate recorded information required” by Bankruptcy Code section 727(a)(3).
Subranni v. Navajo Times Publishing Company, Inc. (In Re Star Group Communications, Inc.), 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 1893 (Bankr. N.J. April 29, 2016) (Sovereign Immunity)
The New Jersey Bankruptcy Court granted dismissal of all claims against our client due to tribal sovereign immunity. The Court found that the Navajo Times is a subordinate economic entity of the Navajo Nation, which enables it to enjoy the benefits of sovereign immunity in relation to avoidance and recovery claims under Bankruptcy Code sections 547 and 550.

Speaking

01/25/17