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Bankruptcy & Restructuring

When an entity or individual runs into financial trouble, bankruptcy—be it a Chapter 7 liquidation or Chapter 11 reorganization—is often the best (or only) choice. That is especially true these days, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, when more businesses than ever are weighing their options in terms of bankruptcy and similar types of relief. Debtors require sophisticated, experienced legal counsel to assist them through the difficult process. For their part, creditors nationwide (including landlords) seek guidance as well to protect their rights, as bankruptcy petitions continue to spike. Debtors and creditors like these have something very much in common: they turn to M&R’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group for stellar representation.

Our bankruptcy lawyers skillfully handle all of the following:

  • Early-stage evaluations and asset protection
  • Pre-petition planning
  • Adversary proceedings and related insolvency litigation
  • Relief from stay
  • Out-of-court workouts
  • Business reorganizations and bankruptcies
  • Complex Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 11 reorganization cases
  • Distressed asset purchases and sales
  • Writs of attachment and other extraordinary remedies
  • Assignment for benefit of creditors
  • Other creditors’ rights issues (including inter-creditor matters)
  • State and federal court receiverships

We do so on behalf of:

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships (general, limited, and limited liability)
  • Limited liability companies
  • Individuals and guarantors
  • Equity holders
  • Landlords
  • Receivers
  • Bankruptcy trustees
  • Creditors (secured and unsecured)
  • Creditors’ committees
  • Developers
  • Purchasers and sellers of distressed assets
  • Financial institutions
  • Private lenders

It Takes a Village

Complementing our extraordinary team of bankruptcy attorneys are tax, corporate, real estate, employment, and litigation lawyers that are at the top of their respective fields. Together, these legal pros provide outstanding representation for all types of entities and individuals facing major liabilities, slumping business, and cash-flow problems, as well as creditors looking to protect themselves. This combination of outstanding professionals ensures the highest level of representation for our clients.

The Right Approach for You

Bankruptcy is not a one-size-fits-all solution for potential debtors, and sometimes—depending upon their particular circumstances—a Chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy may not be the perfect solution. Our bankruptcy attorneys help clients consider all options to determine if they can avail themselves of alternatives short of bankruptcy (e.g., out-of-court workouts, asset sales, debt settlement and accommodation, loan renegotiation, assignment for benefit of creditors, and the like). And when necessary (and possible), we work with accountants and turnaround specialists to achieve our clients’ operational goals.