The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $1500 for 2017:
Dorsey & Whitney is an international law firm with more than 500 attorneys across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. With bankruptcy lawyers across the firm handling transactional and litigation-oriented bankruptcy matters, we understand how to viably restructure businesses and aid lenders and other creditors in collecting debt. We help our clients with reorganization, liquidation and workout proceedings to best achieve their larger business goals. Our representation extends beyond debtors, lenders and indenture trustees to include fiduciaries, trustees, bondholders, creditors’ committees, contract parties, suppliers and other creditors, equity holders and buyers of distressed assets. For more information, please visit www.dorsey.com.
Fowler Bell is Kentucky’s commercial, bankruptcy and litigation law firm known for finding practical solutions to complex matters. Based in Lexington, it serves business clients throughout the Commonwealth and the United States. It is known for handling complicated financial matters, especially in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights.
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. ("GJB") was established in 1999. GJB is one of the largest boutique practices in Florida, provides clients throughout the nation with exceptional services in select areas of law, with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and an affiliate office in Caracas.
GJB focuses its practice on complex commercial litigation, franchise law and litigation, real estate, securities litigation, white collar litigation, class action litigation, employment litigation government law and land use & zoning. Our firm is considered preeminent in bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership and workout engagements - representing debtors, trustees, committees, secured and unsecured creditors and receivers, and has a nationally recognized franchise practice which has received the highest accolades.
In addition, we provide skilled and strategic representation in litigation, transactional matters, corporate, banking, asset-based lending, healthcare and telecommunications matters as well as in other transactional and regulatory engagements. We also provide advice and consulting services in government affairs and counsel in municipal law.
To meet our clients' increasing demand for professional services on a global basis, GJB is a member of the Integrated Advisory Group (IAG), which is a powerful select multi-disciplinary association of independent professional law and accounting firms, with members throughout Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. IAG member firms are able to offer their clients immediate access to a reliable international network of elite lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and fiduciaries, practicing at the highest level in their professional disciplines.
The Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights (FRCR) Department at Gibbons includes a highly regarded, growing national practice from a base in the District of New Jersey, while also leveraging the firm’s significant foothold in the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly in the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware – the two preeminent corporate bankruptcy venues in the country. Our broad and exceptional experience includes debtor, creditor, and fiduciary representations in federal bankruptcy cases; pre-bankruptcy “workout”/insolvency counseling; and related state court litigation involving receiverships, attachments, replevins, and commercial foreclosure actions. We have the versatility of having represented all major constituencies in chapter 11 cases, and we also have the distinction of having represented one of the principal parties in some of the cutting-edge decisions in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. These include seminal cases on claims’ estimation procedures under the Bankruptcy Code; the standard for adequate protection to secured creditors; chapter 11 plan classification rules; and the “disinterestedness” requirement for counsel to a fiduciary in a chapter 11 case.
Irell & Manella LLP is a full-service law firm founded in 1941. From our two Southern California locations, we serve clients worldwide. Irell is nationally recognized for its bankruptcy, corporate, entertainment, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and tax practices. Irell’s clients include public companies, universities, individuals and leading-edge entrepreneurial companies. Our firm is known for its rigorous selection of lawyers. We insist on outstanding academic credentials, but we also place a premium on creativity, experience, and common sense. By developing lawyers who combine specialized expertise with broad-based legal knowledge, and by training new lawyers to undertake significant responsibility early in their careers, we are able to achieve outstanding results without overstaffing. Our firm is big enough to handle the largest and most complex matters, but small enough to maintain excellence at every level.
Keller & Benvenutti LLP is a four-lawyer insolvency boutique formed in October 2013 by former Jones Day partners Peter Benvenutti and Tobias Keller, both Fellows of the College. Combined, our founding partners have more than six decades of sophisticated business bankruptcy law experience in prominent firms including Heller Ehrman, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, and Murphy Weir & Butler, over a broad range of roles and industries. Our lawyers are nimble, creative, efficient problem solvers who strive to achieve a nuanced understanding of each client’s situation and provide tailored, practical advice. We respect and honor the trust and confidence that each referral represents, and we are almost always conflict-free. For information about us, see our website www.kellerbenvenutti.com.
Lane Powell's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, with its continually expanding footprint, has been an integral part of the Firm for over 30 years. Our bankruptcy and finance attorneys have extensive experience in representing financial institutions, creditors’ committees, receivers, trustees, purchasers and borrowers in numerous industries, including forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, energy, utilities, media and retail. We handle all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including cash collateral, adequate protection, relief from stay, 363 sales, DIP financing and plan confirmation. We regularly represent parties in fraudulent conveyance, preference, breach of fiduciary duty claims, equitable subordination, lender liability actions and bankruptcy-related UCC and general commercial litigation. Lane Powell’s bankruptcy practice has consistently been ranked preeminent and recognized as “first-rate” and “one of the largest and strongest bankruptcy groups” in the region by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Mesch Clark Rothschild’s bankruptcy and business reorganization attorneys have assisted clients through complex cases throughout the country. MCR have had leading roles in the most prominent bankruptcy cases throughout Arizona. We strive to resolve business reorganizations through negotiations and mutually acceptable solutions. Negotiation better serve creditors and debtors, but we understand leverage through litigation.
Neal & Harwell has built upon the rich foundation of its history to become one of the premier trial firms in the United States. Following in the footsteps of its co-founder, Jim Neal, the firm has developed a reputation as a firm that can handle complex and challenging litigation efficiently, professionally, ethically and successfully. The firm’s representation of a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as high-profile individuals in sports, entertainment and government is well known. In the recent past, the firm has represented state attorneys general, governors, mayors, senators and members of Congress.
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP is a mid-sized law firm with an integrated collection of exceptional boutique practices in bankruptcy; commercial finance; corporate and mergers and acquisitions; employee benefits/ERISA; employment and civil rights litigation and counseling; franchise, distribution and global licensing; health care; litigation; real estate; and tax. With more than 70 attorneys and offices in Atlanta, GA, and Tallahassee, FL, the firm offers clients superior legal talent. For more information, visit www.phrd.com.
The Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Group at Robins Kaplan LLP represents creditors and debtors, as well as all other constituents, in complex bankruptcy and restructuring cases. As deal-makers, finance attorneys, and litigators, our attorneys bring a broad range of advisory and crisis management skills to the business bankruptcy and restructuring landscape. We take pride in helping our clients capitalize on our firm’s nationally recognized strength in litigation, as well as in our skill negotiating the intricacies of bankruptcy/insolvency/restructuring matters.
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC offers a full array of legal services, from business consulting to complex litigation. We are one of the largest law firms in Iowa and we provide legal services in nearly all fields of law. Our firm can also provide specialization and expertise needed for unique situations.
We are a full-service law firm with attorneys who have been recognized and rated by clients and peers in Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA®, Martindale-Hubbell® and Benchmark Litigation®. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC is also a member of the prestigious USLAW Network, an organization comprised of highly rated law firms that are selected by invitation only.
Winston & Strawn’s national restructuring practice assists clients in a broad range of restructuring matters, including general business solutions, workouts, and Chapter 11 cases. Our team represents debtors, private equity groups and hedge funds, senior secured, second lien and mezzanine lenders, agents and lending groups, committees, acquisition parties, trustees and receivers in matters across the United States. Our attorneys have advised parties involved in some of the highest-profile bankruptcy cases in the U.S., including Caesar’s, Lehman Brothers, ResCap, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and People’s Choice Home Loans. We have significant experience representing constituents with complex restructurings in a wide range of industries, including banking, financial services, telecom and high-tech, health care, retail, manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, and energy.
Lindquist & Vennum’s Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice spans three offices – Minneapolis, Denver and Sioux Falls, and is recognized as one of the premier practices in the upper Midwest, Rocky Mountain, and Plains regions for its knowledge and experience in bankruptcy, restructuring, and other matters involving financial distress. Lindquist routinely handles matters involving complex financing transactions and provides a full range of sophisticated legal services involving bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, loan workouts and restructurings, corporate reorganizations, receiverships, and other insolvency matters in industries including agriculture, construction, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and oil and gas.
Our lawyers—three of whom are Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy and several of whom have served as judicial law clerks for noted bankruptcy judges—have earned a nationwide reputation. Our 23-person practice group regularly represents financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, business debtors, guarantors, trustees, indenture trustees, equipment lessors, vendors, investors, subordinated debt holders, and creditors’ committees in all aspects of debt restructurings, liquidations, workouts and bankruptcy planning, negotiation, and litigation in federal and state insolvency proceedings.
Dykema’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights practice is committed to delivering timely, creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to the challenges that face creditors and financially distressed companies. Nearly 30 attorneys, operating in 15 offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington D.C., represent Creditors and Debtors across the country. Dykema’s clients include 15 of the 25 largest banks in the United States and we have long been recognized as one of the country’s leading financial industry law firms. Our Debtor representation, which is focused on middle market companies, includes businesses in the energy, real estate, health care, and retail industries. Please visit www.Dykema.com for more information.