Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

The Cowles and Thompson Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice group provides representation and counsel to debtors, unsecured and secured lenders, creditors' committee, and factoring companies during reorganization and liquidation proceedings, as well as loan restructuring and workout services outside the courts.

Our services include matters related to the automatic stay and rejection and/or assumption of executory contracts, post-petition financing and cash collateral issues, negotiation of plans of reorganization, disclosures statements, analysis of the debtor’s financial performance, asset sales, preference and fraudulent transfer analysis, litigation, and general bankruptcy litigation.

Our attorneys leverage their bankruptcy and restructuring knowledge to provide solutions benefiting:

  • Administrators, liquidators, receivers, trustees, and examiners
  • Directors of financially distressed companies
  • Equity holders’ committees
  • Intellectual property licensors and licensees
  • Official and unofficial committees of creditors, bondholders, and noteholders
  • Parties involved in any bankruptcy-related litigation, including avoidance claims
  • Post-petition lenders, secured lenders, and servicers of mortgage-backed securities
  • Purchasers of debt or assets of distressed companies
  • Secured and unsecured creditors
  • Trustees
  • Vendors

Bankruptcy Planning
We can also advise lenders on documentation designed to avoid bankruptcy issues and pre-bankruptcy planning that may be useful in liquidating collateral that is difficult to sell.

Experience
Our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights lawyers have been involved in many of the largest and most important bankruptcy cases in the country.  We have represented clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, livestock production, grocery distribution, health care, restaurants, communications, freight forwarding, and franchising.

Trustee Representation
Our attorneys also have experience representing bankruptcy trustees in Chapter 11 reorganization cases and Chapter 7 liquidation cases.


Section Head:  William L. Siegel