Our bankruptcy and commercial litigation team deploys a wide range of restructuring options and litigation strategies to help both distressed asset owners and creditors not only minimize losses, but also leverage the sale or leasing of assets that could potentially lead to new opportunities.
Because of our deep bench of experience, we’ve encountered nearly every situation related to bankruptcy and insolvency and counseled clients from myriad industries. We are particularly noted for creditors’ rights; debtor or creditor committees counsel; prosecution of claims; defense of preference claims; prepackaged bankruptcies to shorten turnaround times; business and loan restructuring; forbearance agreements, structured settlements; loan sales; and representing buyers in Section 363 sales of debtors’ assets.
We regularly collaborate with colleagues from our tax, real estate, environmental, energy and corporate practices to ensure that clients get the benefit of subject matter experts in every discipline.
Our lawyers have handled just about every type of litigated issue arising out of a bankruptcy proceeding including:
- Preference & Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
- Directors & Officers Litigation
- Contested Claims
- Contest Plan Litigation
- Trustee and Fiduciary Litigation
Our team’s relevant experience in related subject areas like securities law, consumer finance, and financial services fraud, ensures clients receive comprehensive counseling and strategic advice to resolve disputes quickly, avoiding protracted litigation.
No one benefits from a protracted bankruptcy process. That’s why we work quickly and efficiently to help debtors and trustees stabilize troubled companies by selling off distressed assets and assist lenders, creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors in recovering monies owed after a debtor files for Chapter 7, 11 or 13 protection.
Business Restructuring & WorkoutsOpen
We leverage the deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and investment strategies to counsel them on the most efficient path forward, whether it is in business and loan restructuring, forbearance agreements, structured settlements, or loan sales.
Construction & Real Estate LitigationOpen
A quick response to disputes affecting construction projects and real estate transactions is important to our clients’ bottom line. Our experienced construction and real estate litigators help clients respond timely to resolve conflicts or defend their interests in litigation.
Consumer Financial Services LitigationOpen
We provide strategic counsel to national and regional banks, mortgage lenders, loan servicers, credit card issuers, and various credit providers involved with consumer finance. In the past five years alone, we have defended financial institutions in more than 500 matters, including investigations, lawsuits and class action claims under state and federal law related to:
- Equal Credit Opportunity Act
- Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
- Fair Housing Act
- Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
- Truth-in-Lending Act
- Challenges to REMICs and other Asset Securitization Vehicles
- State Unfair Deceptive Acts and Practices Laws
We represent secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, and banks and loans servicers and handle title disputes and distressed real estate and UCC litigation defense.
We possess decades of experience representing financial institutions, which allow us to deliver prompt and thorough strategic advice and take a creative approach to handling any complicated creditors’ rights issues that may arise during insolvency.