Francis A. Monaco, Jr.

Of Counsel


University of Delaware, BA – Political Science
Villanova University School of Law, JD

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • American Board of Certification (ABC)


Frank Monaco has a certification in business bankruptcy and nearly 35 years of direct experience in this field, including representing debtors, creditor committees, individual creditors, and other interest holders, including secured lenders, indenture trustees, government agencies, trade creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, asset purchasers, bondholders, and stockholders.

Frank’s bankruptcy experience covers all matters of litigation and transactions, including 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, and representing liquidating trustees and plan administrators in the wind-down of estates. He has been a Chapter 11 trustee, liquidating trustee, and discovery master.

Frank is a certified mediator having completed the Institute of Conflict Management Training Course in 2004 and the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission certification process in 2016. His mediation skills are based on nearly 35 years experience as a business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney. He is an approved mediator for both the bankruptcy court and bankruptcy appeals in the District Court in and for the District of Delaware. He has resolved over 100 disputes in the District Court in Delaware, and as an arbitrator in Delaware Superior Court.


1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Direct Dial: 302-416-3355
Fax: 302-425-5814
Email: [email protected]

Representative Matters

  • American Home Mortgage
  • Linens ‘n Things
  • Global Motorsports,
  • VeraSun Energy
  • Pacific Energy
  • New Century
  • AE Liquidation (f/k/a Eclipse Aviation )
  • Sports Collectibles
  • New Starcom
  • American LaFrance
  • Meridian Automotive

Professional Activities & Honors

Active in the American Bankruptcy Institute, Frank currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mediation
Education Committee; is a former member of the Board of Directors; former Co-Chairman of the Commercial Fraud Task Force; former Co-Chairman for the Mid-Atlantic ABI Bankruptcy Conference; and former Co-Chairman of the ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.

Frank is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Delaware State Bar Association where he served on the Nomination Committee – Bankruptcy Section, and the Delaware bankruptcy Inn of Court.

He was selected the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Delaware Chapter) Man of the Year 2014, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Leadership Committee.

ADR Speaker / Panelist

Frank has served on a number of ADR panels including the ABI Mid-Atlantic Conference in August 2006 and the ABI Winter Leadership Conference in December 2014.

At the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court in December 2009 and the Mediation in Commercial

Bankruptcy seminar in December 2011, Frank participated in ADR panel discussions with the Honorable Kevin Gross and David Stratton.

Most recently (May 2016), Frank participated in an ADR panel discussion at the Eastern District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Court Conference.