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Bankruptcy

Reitler’s highly accomplished bankruptcy team is experienced in addressing the financial issues at stake when an organization is considering bankruptcy as one path towards recovery. We provide practical, clear, business and legal counsel to companies seeking to understand the risks and opportunities bankruptcy can provide. This includes working with corporate leaders to take charge of the bankruptcy process and offer sound advice to produce the optimal outcome for all stakeholders.

For emerging businesses considering bankruptcy protection, our exceptionally integrated approach is without peer in the industry. Working in concert with other complementary practices, we provide professional guidance and counsel on each aspect of the bankruptcy proceeding, from the inception to possible litigations and through successful emergence from bankruptcy. Our efforts cover every dimension of the process including preparing a detailed and feasible structure prior to the filing, filing cases and managing all aspects of complex bankruptcy cases, defending against challenges to the automatic stay, prosecuting preference and fraudulent transfer actions, objecting to claim allowance, advice on executory contracts and leases, and the structuring and confirming of plans of reorganization.

Our team of highly accomplished litigators are well respected for their experience and talent in defense or prosecution of claims within the bankruptcy process. For example, we have served as defense counsel in complex fraud or fraudulent conveyance litigation, in various bankruptcy courts around the country, in appeals through several circuit courts, and in alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation.

Our scope of experience extends to include a sophisticated fiduciary practice in the areas of insolvency and bankruptcy. Our practice leader has served as bankruptcy trustee in Manhattan since 1993, and in that capacity, has liquidated or restructured hundreds of companies, including many with national footprints.

Bankruptcy can also provide potential investors with unique opportunities to rapidly expand their portfolios. Investors considering distressed assets will appreciate our detailed acumen at identifying and minimizing the material risks posed transactions that utilize the Chapter 11 process to acquire assets unhindered by future claims. Together with our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, we have successfully negotiated and structured the purchase of assets from distressed companies on behalf of numerous investors.