AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR REPRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IS OUR PRACTICE IN THE FIELD OF CREDITORS’ RIGHTS, BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION, WORKOUTS AND CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATIONS.
Other than representing institutional home mortgage lenders in Chapter 13 proceedings and unrelated pro bono matters, our practice in this area is exclusively commercial.
We have extensive experience in all types of bankruptcy litigation. We have experience representing secured creditors, borrowers, landlords and trade creditors, as well as bankruptcy trustees. We have taken an active role in the representation of creditors’ committees appointed by the bankruptcy court to represent the interest of unsecured creditors as a group in the reorganization process. In this context, we have assisted in the representation of debt-for-equity swaps pursuant to the issuance of new stock under the securities exemptions included in the bankruptcy code.
In addition to the restructuring of financial arrangements, the bankruptcy process frequently affords extraordinary acquisition opportunities for sophisticated clients who are generally familiar with the risks and rewards associated with such endeavors. We have broad experience in the representation of venture capitalists and merchant bankers, both through the reorganization and debt structure of an entity’s financial arrangements and through the sale and purchase of assets and clear of prior liens and encumbrances.