Our Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice provides comprehensive services in all aspects of restructurings and bankruptcy matters from the first signs of financial distress to the filing and resolution of a Chapter 11 case. The restructuring and bankruptcy practice of the Firm regularly represents major parties in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and restructurings in the country and internationally. The lawyers in the practice have experience representing secured and unsecured lenders, DIP and exit facility lenders, debtors, official creditors’ committees, equity holders, investors and acquirers. The Firm’s lawyers play a leading role in finding solutions for the complicated and unique problems that often arise in multi-party, multi-jurisdictional matters. They have broad experience in almost every industry — airline, automotive, cable and telecommunications, consumer products, energy and infrastructure, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, steel and textile, among others.
The Firm is at the forefront of advising sovereign entities, corporate clients and banks and financial institutions, as their lenders, on new and innovative ways to manage capital markets exposures through debt and other balance sheet restructurings. We adeptly guide clients through the many issues that arise with liability management matters due to the intersection of securities, banking, bankruptcy and tax laws. The restructuring and bankruptcy practice group has a long-established practice of representing senior lenders, debtors and investors in complex Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings in the United States and abroad. We also routinely represent lenders who provide Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession (DIP) and exit financing and we have been involved in some of the largest DIP and exit financings in the country.
The lawyers in the practice area are frequently called on to assist with other Firm practice groups in designing transaction structures that anticipate and mitigate the risk of bankruptcy. While we excel at finding creative out-of-court solutions to the most challenging restructuring and bankruptcy matters, when circumstances demand, our bankruptcy litigators have the experience and sophistication necessary to take cases from discovery through trial and appeal.