Evelyn J. Meltzer

Evelyn J. Meltzer


Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302.777.6532    Fax: 302.421.8390


Evelyn J. Meltzer is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Wilmington office.  Ms. Meltzer focuses her practice on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  Ms. Meltzer has significant experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, asset purchasers, landlords, liquidating and litigation trusts, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC), receivers, secured and unsecured creditors and shareholders in bankruptcy proceedings.  Additionally, she acts as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related litigation matters.

Ms. Meltzer is vice director-regional programming for the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and is the past chair of the Delaware IWIRC network.  Additionally, Ms. Meltzer organized and chaired the 2013 - 2016 IWIRC at the Shore conferences, the first regional IWIRC conference, and is currently serving as chair for the 2017 conference.  Ms. Meltzer is the recipient of the 2016 Melnik Award for an Exceptional IWIRC Member.

Ms. Meltzer is AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell.  Ms. Meltzer’s peers have described her as “imaginative, careful attorney who gets results,” “a rising star in the bankruptcy bar. She is a formidable adversary who exhibits the highest level of professionalism when representing her clients,” and “an excellent attorney and is of the finest character.”


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., Political Science, Drew University, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Practice Areas