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Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring

Our practical, business-minded attorneys collaborate with you to minimize losses, preserve value, and reduce the stress of uncertainty during bankruptcy and restructuring. Our team goes beyond arguing bankruptcy law to set precedent that helps shape it.

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Bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters present great uncertainty at a stressful time. Whether your business is a creditor or debtor, having experienced bankruptcy counsel at your side helps minimize losses and preserve value.

No matter how your business is involved in the bankruptcy process, understanding and participating in case strategy is essential to achieving a desirable outcome. Our attorneys work collaboratively with each client to ensure their input into handling the case. Our practical, business-minded team is prepared to help with everything from informal workouts and routine bankruptcy cases to sophisticated corporate reorganizations and cases presented before the U.S. Supreme Court. We also specialize in Wisconsin Chapter 128 receiverships, financial restructuring, creditor’s rights, and fee review matters.

Experience Matters

Our bankruptcy attorneys appear in Chapter 11 cases nationwide representing creditors, trustees, committees, or court-appointed adjuncts.

We have extensive experience representing fee examiners and fee committees in large Chapter 11 cases including General Motors, Lehman Brothers, Energy Future Holdings, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The firm currently serves as counsel to fee examiners in the Imerys Talc, Cyprus Mines, and Celsius Network bankruptcy cases. Practice leader Katherine Stadler currently serves as the fee examiner in the high-profile bankruptcy of FTX Trading.

We routinely assist clients from various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, real estate, and professional services, with:

  • Maximizing creditor recoveries
  • Selecting financing
  • Facilitating creditor accommodations
  • Mitigating distress on buyers and sellers of troubled businesses
  • Assisting insolvent companies with refinancing and reorganization
  • Preventing “clawback” of payments received

From helping set new precedent through appeals to membership in the 60-member National Bankruptcy Conference, the American College of Bankruptcy, and the American Bankruptcy Institute, we don’t just argue the law—we help shape the law.

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Refinancing and Reorganization

Our attorneys collaborate with companies facing insolvency to identify and execute the most strategic course of action, including negotiating financing and creditor adjustments, and guidance through bankruptcy. Our representative experience includes:

  • Food Industry – Our counsel through Chapter 11 helped a large company with labor problems and a history of losses concentrate on its core meat processing business, settle its labor dispute, and emerge as a profitable, growing employer.
  • Business Support Industry – Our team helped a telemarketing company being forced into liquidation to pursue reorganization. We won against the client's commercial bank, negotiated a payment plan with other creditors, and raised cash by selling off unprofitable lines of business. We also helped to settle the claims of a venture investment group. The client became profitable and the bank was paid in full. Several years later, the company's owners sold the business for a healthy return.

We’re Honored to be Honored

We are honored by awards that reflect our vision for our work. Work-product awards like Best Law Firms and top tier rankings by Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation help us attract and keep quality talent who are often recognized as Best Lawyers. Our people help us attract clients and build a team-oriented culture that's led to Top Workplace awards year after year.

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