Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Whether leading financially challenged businesses through Chapter 11 restructuring or fighting for the rights of creditors involved in business disputes or a debtor’s insolvency, we leverage the skill and experience of our multidisciplinary team to win maximum strategic advantage for our clients at every turn. Our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights team offers comprehensive services for businesses of all types and sizes. We have years of experience in helping financially challenged companies restructure through Chapter 11 and in handling foreclosures, out-of-court workouts, and state-law collection proceedings on behalf of creditors. We represent clients in complex bankruptcy litigation including high-profile proceedings. As a “one-stop shop” with experience in all areas of bankruptcy law—from dealing with the minutiae of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to working with the big-picture strategic realities of multinational banks and corporations—our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights team is well-positioned to obtain optimum results for our clients.

We handle matters related to:

  • Business debtor representation/restructuring
  • Cash collateral requirements and budgeting for operations during restructuring
  • Claims and lien reduction, subordination, or avoidance
  • Contract negotiation and rejection or assumption of executory contracts
  • Defense of actions for violation of the automatic stay or discharge injunction
  • Defense of fraudulent conveyance and preference actions
  • Employee matters
  • Executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Obtaining relief from the automatic stay
  • Plan confirmation
  • Proof-of-claim litigation
  • Public relations concerns and business management objectives
  • Re-collateralization and restructuring of existing debt facilities
  • Recovery of pre-petition transfers
  • Re-financing and new investment of capital
  • Represent lenders in lift stay proceedings to allow lien foreclosures
  • Represented official and ad hoc committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, bondholders
    and employees in cases venued in California, Delaware, Montana and New York
  • Sale of business units or other assets in order to maximize and expedite recovery
  • Sales of debtor’s assets
  • Use of cash collateral