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Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

When a company or project struggles financially, a strong workout, bankruptcy, or collections team can help preserve value for everyone involved.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in complex Chapter 11 cases and in bankruptcy courts all over the United States. We also represent parties involved in cross-border cases, including U.S./Canadian proceedings.

Our clients range from multinational corporations to individuals. We pay careful attention to the special needs of your particular industry and your business goals. When appropriate, we draw on the resources of other practice groups in our full-service firm, bringing together cross-functional teams to meet the precise needs of almost any business condition.

Areas of focus:

  • We provide legal counsel to all types of parties involved with distressed or troubled companies, including secured creditors, distressed corporate clients, unsecured creditors and suppliers, bankruptcy trustees, and court-appointed receivers.
  • We advise strategic buyers of troubled, bankrupt or turnaround companies and help protect against losses and liens. We regularly give counsel on complex and nonstandard transactions, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • We work with lenders, corporate clients, and investors to collect loans, protect investments, foreclose security interests and trust deeds, and protect and recover their collateral or investments, in and out of court. We assist in documenting loan extensions, forbearance agreements, and security agreements.
  • We have extensive experience in bankruptcy-related litigation, including cases involving asset recovery, director and officer liability, preference, and fraudulent transfers.

In all these situations, time is often critical, and good communication with your lawyers is vital to help you weigh the benefits and costs of competing options. Our credit recovery and bankruptcy team gets quickly to the core issues and helps resolve them in ways that maximize your financial outcome and minimize your legal expense.