Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring

The restructuring of businesses and collection of debt requires more than just a knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code. Dorsey brings to the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring group not only experienced bankruptcy lawyers, but also lawyers experienced in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, tax law, securities law, finance, business litigation and other disciplines that are critical to the restructuring of viable businesses and assisting creditors and others in preserving their rights. The group handles both transactional and litigation oriented matters and our representation extends beyond debtors and creditors, including fiduciaries, trustees, equity holders and buyers of distressed assets.

Dorsey’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring lawyers represent secured and unsecured creditors, official and ad hoc committees, distressed companies, debtors in possession, acquirors of distressed companies or their assets, investors, suppliers, landlords and tenants, indenture trustees, debtor in possession lenders, specialty lenders, financial services companies, and other participants in reorganization, liquidation and workout proceedings. Members of the group also serve as trustees and receivers, and the group is experienced in representing such fiduciaries. Services related to navigating the restructuring arena are also provided to boards of directors and officers of distressed companies, including advice on such persons’ applicable fiduciary duties. The group’s restructuring advisory services for distressed companies focus on out-of-court restructurings, foreclosures, receiverships and bankruptcy filings under Chapters 7 and 11, including “prepackaged” reorganizations.

The Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring group regularly advises financially healthy companies on implementing changes to their capital and corporate structures designed to enhance enterprise value. Services are also provided in defending companies and persons sued in distress-related litigation, including avoidance and fraudulent conveyance actions (“claw-back” actions) and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Please contact us for more information on the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice group at Dorsey.