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Rafael Xavier Zahralddin

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   12 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Managing Shareholder of the new Wilmington Office of Elliot Greenleaf, a full-service law firm with offices in Blue Bell, Scranton, Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Mr. Zahralddin has respresented Debtors, from publically traded companies to small and medium sized businesses. He currently represents 12 creditor's committees and has three special litgation counsel assignments.

    26 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation

    30 years, 200 cases

Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/17/2022
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 03/24/2023
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 02/26/2023
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/28/2022

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Rafael Xavier Zahralddin
Wilmington, DE, 19801


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Victoria | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, thorough, helpful, professional
Raphael, was always thorough, helpful and patient. Our group of clients by definition are disabled. For many of us, our not only physical but also emotional and psychological. He patiently laid out our case, explained our part in winning the lawsuit (providing our personal experience). He went so far as to provide templates for our required information. He clearly explained every step of the lawsuit, provided deadlines well in advance of the due dates. He tirelessly answer our questions even when the same question might have been repeated multiple times over the course of the lawsuit. He was always patient and very helpful. I am grateful for the outstanding representation he provided for us.
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Posted by najam | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
excellent job
he is an excellent lawyer, gave us great advise and represented us in bankruptcy court.
Posted by Mark | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corporate Bankruptcy
Rafael provided excellent service defending disabled employees through a corporate bankruptcy. He is extremely knowledgeable and caring while helping us through this complex and stressful process. He provided many more services than he was hired to do.
Posted by Thomas | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I have the highest opinion of Rafael. The results of his efforts are what allowed me to enjoy my life in the last decade. A list of his attributes would include: responsive; intelligent; knowledgeable; dedicated; pragmatic; determined; easy-to-understand; reasonable and somehow, all with a touch of kindness. He has my highest recommendation and endorsement! He is the best you can get.
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Posted by Carol | March 6, 2020
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Endorsing Rafael!
I am so grateful (and I am sure all of my colleagues) for all that Rafael Zahralddin and his firm has done for me and my family in an awful Banqruptcy case where by my now former employer was attempting to terminate my Long Term Disability benefits. I am so impressed with Rafael and his firm in how they handled the case and was able to win a settlement on our behalf. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Charlie Sandner | March 6, 2020
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Great, way above and beyond.
Rafael did much for all of us disability folks for next to nothing in the scheme of things. How and why, not sure, but he saved me.
Posted by Cynthia | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Successful settlements for bankruptcy claimant
Rafael represented me and a group of fellow claimants during a prolonged, multi-year chapter 11 filing by a major international corporation. Our rights as claimants were denied by the corporation; we hired Rafael and his team to represent us throughout the bankruptcy proceeding with the aim of asserting our validity as claimants and securing the highest monetary settlement. He did it. Having done that successfully, he proceeded to organize an optimal tax treatment for us from the IRS; this involved specialists who worked directly with the IRS over some years. We retained Rafael to help us form a complex VEBA structure to legally protect us . Rafael contacted and organized all the skilled banking, accounting and auditing professionals needed for this. This was a gauntlet that none of us could have run alone. I would gladly seek Rafael’s legal counsel again.
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Posted by Tim | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and valuable representation
Mr. Zahralddin provided very professional and timely assistance in a complicated case. As Power of Attorney for a family member I was able to work closely with him to ensure a clear understanding of the issues, the proceedings and actions taken. The net result has been a positive outcome in a difficult situation. He was extremely prompt in responding to any requests for information or specific assistance and has remained available after resolution to address any complications that arose.
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Posted by Michael | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Ralael has gone over and above my expectations in handling our case. This case was not a run-of-the-mill case by any means. He consistently met every challenge and exceeded each time.
Posted by Michael | August 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Rafael has represented us for many years. he is very attentive to our needs and is cost effective. He has provided excellent advice and counsel. he is very knowledgeable about our requirements in general legal work and acquisitions.
Posted by Miguel | August 29, 2017
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Customer Bankruptcy
Provided excellent advice, counsel, analysis & defense. Was clear and succinct in discussing risks and alternatives. Timely and available.
Posted by Barbara | March 5, 2012
Provides results beyond expectation
I have worked with many lawyers on different types of cases but I have never encountered a lawyer as knowledgeable and diligent as Rafael. The case that he is currently retained for is very complex; dealing with many different issues at different levels. He has been able to accomplish much more than could ever be expected and has most likely set precedence on future corporate Chapter 11 cases. Within his law firm, he is able to quickly find topic specific attorneys to assist him with our case. Most of the lawyers I've worked with in the past work a regular 8-5 day; not Rafael. If there's work that needs to be done and it's urgent, he is on top of it. I've asked a question over the weekend expecting an answer on Monday but he responds quickly - not waiting for the next business day to respond. I have never found any lawyer who works at this level day after day. And the group of people he is representing now has some serious health issues and he has shown compassion for our lack of ability to understand or follow the bankruptcy process. Rafael continues to provide consistent explanation of steps in the bankruptcy process, what and when we need to take action, etc. Again, I have never worked with a lawyer that goes the extra mile(s) like Rafael does. If, in the future, something arises and I need legal counsel, Rafael Zahralddin is the first lawyer I would call.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney April 2004 – November 2007 (3
  • Morris James LLP
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Special Counsel
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Ashby &Geddes
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Samuel L. Bufford, United States Bankruptcy Court C.D.CA
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Senior Writing Fellow
  • Georgetown University School of Law
  • 1994 - 1995
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • Univ of Virginia
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • Widener Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re Washington Mutual
  • Global settlement
  • In re: ProxyMed Transactional Services, et al.
  • Successful auction of company and recovery of close to 75 cents on the dollar for unsecured creditors
  • In re DHP Holdings (DESA II)
  • Liquidation of debtors' assets
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  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Co-chair, Trustees and Examiners Sub-Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Vice Chair, Trustees and Examiners Sub-Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section, Inter-American Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
  • Vice Chair, International Legal Education Committee
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt
  • State of Delaware
  • 2010
  • Business Law Ambassador
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • 2008


  • 35 THE INT'L LAWYER 793
  • Year in Review, International Legal Education
  • 2001
  • 34 THE INT’L LAWYER 817
  • Year in Review, International Legal Education
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association Section of Business Law Winter Meeting 2010
  • Diligencing and Structuring Transactions with Creditor-Challenged Parties
  • 2010
  • Judge Haile Alford Memorial Conference
  • Law as a Springboard
  • 2008
  • DuPont Minority Counsel Conference
  • Inside the Minds of MCN Alumni and Chief Legal Diversity Officers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Rafael and his.practice."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wilmington Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Rafael Xavier Zahralddin
Rafael Xavier Zahralddin
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 29 years
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