Areas of Expertise
Our Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization practice, in concert with our other practice areas, particularly the Corporate Finance practice and the Litigation practice, often is involved in some of the largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings, domestically and internationally, and some of the highest profile bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigations.
We represent corporate trustees, servicers and investors in major chapter 11 reorganizations and various default and workout situations involving complex corporate transactions, including large debt issuances, trust preferred issuances, securitizations, second lien loans and swap agreements. We often represent these clients as members of official and unofficial creditor committees. Examples of our work on behalf of creditors include seeking relief from the automatic stay to continue foreclosure proceedings or litigation, litigating issues concerning rights in cash collateral, objections to disclosure statements and chapter 11 plans, objections to proofs of claim, rejection of real estate and other leases, recharacterization of leases, subordinated disputes and defending institutional creditors and other parties in avoidance actions and other litigations.
We represent investment funds and dealers in the secondary market trading of claims, distressed debt and securities, and other clients in the acquisition and sale of distressed assets.
Other areas in which we have been involved include representing major insurance companies in asbestos-related bankruptcies, equity sponsors of companies in chapter 11, formal and informal bondholder committees, and bankruptcy plan administrators.
In addition, we routinely advise non-U.S. law firms and non-U.S. clients on the scope of U.S. bankruptcy laws.