Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Led by William Patrick and Tristan Manthey, the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy team provides innovative solutions to enhance value and minimize costs and risks for our clients. The team’s restructuring engagements have received national recognition from various organizations.

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the business dynamics involved in finance and restructuring and our clients benefit not only from our bankruptcy and restructuring expertise but also from the expertise of our Mergers and Acquisition, Finance, and Commercial Litigation teams.

Our Bankruptcy and Restructuring team’s substantial experience includes both debtor and creditor side engagements, debtor‑in‑possession and exit financing, asset acquisitions, advising independent directors and boards of directors, advising bondholder and other ad hoc creditor groups, distressed M&A (in court and out of court), municipal restructuring, as well as bankruptcy litigation. We also have experience in Fraudulent Transfer and Specialized Bankruptcy Litigation.

On the distressed financing side, in addition to debtor in possession financing and exit financing, we offer expertise in all aspects of balance sheet restructuring, including liability management transactions (exchange and tender offers) and out‑of‑court loan work-out transactions, including recapitalizations and debt‑for‑equity exchanges.

The firm also advises corporate clients on bankruptcy issues in a wide variety of commercial contexts, from navigating their relationships with distressed commercial counterparties to structuring transactions to minimize bankruptcy risks.