Vincent J. Marriott III

Tel 215.864.8236
Fax 215.864.9762

Vincent J. Marriott III is Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery Group. Vince has led teams of Ballard Spahr attorneys assisting in the representation of major bondholders in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings of Detroit and San Bernardino. Vince also is experienced in representing corporate and other types of commercial businesses, financial institutions and trade creditors, and acquirers of distressed assets in the areas of corporate finance, workouts and reorganizations, recapitalizations, and asset purchases and sales, both inside and outside of insolvency proceedings. Vince has extensive experience representing secured lenders, trade creditors and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a Chapter 11 trustee in the successful liquidation of a real estate holding company, resolution of fraudulent transfer and other litigation, and confirmation of a liquidating plan
  • Representation of an indenture trustee as a member of the creditors' committee in a major chemical company bankruptcy
  • Representation of the stalking horse bidder in the acquisition of a distressed continuing-care retirement community
  • Representation of the acquirer of the low-income housing tax credit portfolio out of the bankruptcy of a major financial services company
  • Representation of a major client in the wind-down of a complex joint venture with a bankrupt chemical company
  • Representation of a client asserting a claim against the acquirer of assets from a bankrupt entity
  • Representation of the creditors' committee in the bankruptcy of one of the largest financers of health care receivables

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, bankruptcy/restructuring law (Pennsylvania), 2011-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, 2008-2021

The Legal 500 US, finance – municipal bankruptcy, 2014-2020


Co-author, "Supreme Court Scales Back Safe Harbor Protection for Some Pre-Bankruptcy Fraudulent Transfers," The National Law Review, March 2, 2018

Co-author, "Options for Pennsylvania Cities and Municipalities in Financial Distress," Municipal Reporter, December 5, 2012

Speaking Engagements

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, March 2019

"The Municipal Bond Market," Cities that Cope: Confronting Financial Challenges in the Urban Landscape in Baltimore Conference, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, March 31, 2017

"Municipal Bankruptcy: Lessons from Detroit for all Local Governments," The Bond Buyer's Mid-Atlantic Municipal Market Conference, Philadelphia, September 21, 2015

"Lessons Learned from Workouts and Bankruptcies," 40th Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, Chicago, September 11, 2015

2015 Distressed Investing Summit, The M&A Advisor, June 1, 2015

"Implications of Bankruptcy," The National Municipal Bond Summit, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 2, 2015

"Bringing the Motor City Back: The Restructuring of the City of Detroit," Distressed Investing Summit, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 22, 2015

Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1982)

Dartmouth College (A.B. 1979)