The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $1500 for 2019:
Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our Insolvency & Financial Law Group has successfully represented clients in complex proceedings throughout the country in all economic climates. With one of the largest insolvency practices on the West Coast, many of the nation’s sophisticated stakeholders trust us to represent them in financial reorganization cases, both in and out of court. We leverage the depth of our knowledge and breadth of experience across industries as diverse as agriculture, apparel, communications, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, technology, transportation, and equipment leasing to deliver creative, cost-effective, timely and practical solutions in the face of the uncertainty of financial reorganization and liquidation proceedings. To learn more please visit www.Buchalter.com
Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 attorneys and advisors collaborating across a network of 25 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ranked as a leading firm for client relations and one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client’s business, anticipating client’s needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @Butler_Snow.
Deloitte CRG is a leader in helping organizations transform periods of financial difficulty or crisis into opportunities for resilience. Having led both large multinational organizations and mid-market companies through unprecedented challenges, we apply our unrivalled experience and superior foresight to achieve successful outcomes for our clients, their creditors and equity holders. Whether the goal is to enhance the performance of a healthy company or guide stakeholders through complex bankruptcy reorganization, our team works closely with the client to quickly understand their business and most urgent issues.
Dentons’ global Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group represents one of the largest, most highly regarded teams of dedicated professionals in the world. With more than 240 lawyers around the world practicing in their respective jurisdictions, our Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy lawyers provide a truly global service to our clients by offering insolvency and restructuring capabilities on all matters whether they involve local, domestic, cross-border or international aspects.
Dilworth Paxson LLP is a multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 100 attorneys headquartered in Philadelphia, with additional offices in Harrisburg and Exton, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill and Princeton, New Jersey; New York, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware. The Philadelphia location is our largest office. The Firm conducts a broad and diverse regional and national law practice representing a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, closely-held businesses, governmental entities, institutions, and individuals.
DLA Piper’s dedicated US restructuring lawyers address our clients’ needs whenever and wherever they arise. We have more than 30 US restructuring attorneys in 9 offices across the US. Our team has in-depth experience representing and advising companies experiencing financing difficulties, purchasers of and investors in distressed companies, and lenders to and creditors of such companies on complex business reorganizations, troubled company M&A, debt restructurings and financing matters. In addition, the US restructuring team regularly consults on potential strategic alternatives and contingency planning preparations.
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, provides innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges to a broad array of clients. Throughout its more than 100-year history, Duane Morris has fostered a collegial culture, where lawyers collaborate to leverage our collective knowledge and experience. Our lawyers are leaders in a wide range of legal disciplines and are as diverse as the clients they serve. Learn more at https://www.duanemorris.com
Dykema is a leading national law firm, serving business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex business issues. Based in 13 offices located in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C., Dykema’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights leverages its deep bench, particularly in the areas of energy, automotive, healthcare/community-hospital, and other practice strengths to advise debtors, lenders, middle-market businesses, municipalities, landlords, and creditors’ committees on the full spectrum of insolvency-related matters, including restructurings of existing credit facilities, in-and out-of-court workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, and Chapter 7 liquidations. In addition our attorneys have decades of experience serving as and representing court authorized bankruptcy trustees, receivers, liquidating agents, examiners, and similar parties in connection with liquidations of all sizes.
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.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 280-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. We’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Fredrikson & Byron’s bankruptcy, restructuring and workout team is known for our services to debtor or creditor clients. We handle bankruptcy reorganization cases, out-of-court restructuring, workouts of commercial loans, liquidations, debtor-creditor litigation in and out of bankruptcy court, commercial and banking litigation, reclamations, and receiverships and assignments for benefit of creditors. We have expertise representing debtors and creditors in diverse industries, including: manufacturing, healthcare, energy, mining, real estate and construction, retail/ entertainment, food/agriculture, services, professionals, receiverships, finance, and charitable and religious organizations. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com
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.
Goldberg Kohn is one of the nation's leading bankruptcy and restructuring firms in the middle-market. The Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group has a reputation for being cutting-edge in its legal positions and best practices, as well as for being creative and sophisticated deal-makers. The firm represents many of the nation's largest banks, financial institutions, and hedge funds. Whether or not the firm originally documented a deal, agents, lenders, and participants seek the group's result-driven and efficient approach to troubled credits.
Gordon Feinblatt LLC is a collection of legal boutiques working together to provide a legal advantage to our clients. We present innovative solutions applicable to each of our clients' unique problems and circumstances. With 60 lawyers and more than 20 paralegals, our size assures depth and proficiency in providing legal counsel without sacrificing personalized attention to our clients. Many of our attorneys are among the State’s leading practitioners. Twenty-five of our attorneys are listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America® 2018 and three of our lawyers have been designated “Lawyer of the Year” in Baltimore by Best Lawyers. Nineteen attorneys are named in Maryland Super Lawyers 2017. We are committed to advancing and protecting the interests of the business and professional community, delivering our services effectively and efficiently, and garnering the continued trust and confidence of our clients.
Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn & Manthey, LLC., based in Louisiana, is recognized as one of the premier bankruptcy and insolvency firms in the region, and has a nationwide practice. It is one of the few firms of its size to have had four of its members inducted as Fellows into the American College of Bankruptcy. As a complement to that practice, the Firm has an experienced team of litigators who have developed a strong reputation in various areas of litigation.
Heller Draper members are continually listed in the various “best of” publications.
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers and other professionals in 28 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com
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 Creditors’ Rights Team is a recognized leader in providing “cradle to grave” financial, restructuring and litigation services to clients in the Northwest and nationally. We have extensive experience representing financial institutions, creditors’ committees, receivers, trustees, purchasers and borrowers in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. Our team has in-depth industry knowledge in forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, energy, utilities, media and retail, and advises clients in these and other industries on issues related to drafting and enforcement, restructuring and bankruptcy, and receiverships or assignments for benefit of creditors. Chambers USA has recognized us as a “top player” for creditor representation in Washington state.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is a premier U.S.-based law firm, serving clients from around the world in complex litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property, business transactions, labor and employment, regulatory counseling, and government relations. More than 240 lawyers strong, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is large enough to handle virtually any matter, no matter how sophisticated, but small enough to preserve our culture of legal excellence and exceptional client service.
Lighthouse Management Group is a leading consulting firm in the Upper Midwest providing corporate renewal solutions to companies and their stakeholders that are in crisis. We specialize in resolving difficult problems where experience, an objective viewpoint, and expertise can be combined to create superior results.
Mackinac Partners is a nationally recognized turnaround, restructuring and advisory firm serving companies and their stakeholders across a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. Creating value through both operational turnarounds and financial restructurings, our team works collaboratively with capital providers and management to identify challenges and opportunities, develop value creation plans and restructuring alternatives, and provide the expertise and resources to implement those plans. Mackinac Partners’ operational strength and C-suite experience also provide significant value in M&A transactions. Additionally, our powerful combination of forensic, intelligence and financial capabilities enables the development of sophisticated solutions for companies facing risk management issues, investigations and business disputes.
McGuireWoods’ Restructuring and Insolvency Department stands ready to assist clients with any and all insolvency situations. Our national team includes lawyers with transactional and litigation strength. We represent debtors and debtors in possession, secured creditors and unsecured creditors' committees, agents, bank groups, senior and mezzanine lenders, trustees and receivers in all types of debt restructuring, litigation and bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts.
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 firm of more than 80 lawyers passionately dedicated to helping our clients “go beyond”—break through barriers, surmount obstacles and exceed their own expectations. Companies of all sizes look to us for creative, interdisciplinary solutions to their most important problems. We provide clients with the unique combination of experienced and skillful representation expected from the largest firms along with lean staffing, partner attention, and favorable fee arrangements more often found at smaller boutique firms. For more information, visit www.phrd.com.
Riker Danzig's experience and knowledge in complex bankruptcy matters, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy litigation and non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings allow us a strong practice on a national platform. Our bankruptcy lawyers have been recognized both by our clients and by a number of outside sources for our strength in representing virtually all stakeholders in distressed situations, including debtors, secured creditors, indenture trustees, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, landlords, asset purchasers, equipment lessors, bondholders, private equity groups, receivers and assignees for the benefit of creditors, as well as third party plan proponents. We regularly appear in bankruptcy courts throughout the NY/NJ Metropolitan area as well as Delaware, while having offices in Morristown, New Jersey; Trenton, New Jersey; midtown Manhattan; White Plains, New York; and Stamford, Connecticut.
Ropes & Gray’s globally recognized business restructuring practice provides clients with creative strategies and practical solutions for addressing the challenges of financial distress and insolvency. Our mission is to be an integral part of our clients’ overall success by delivering world-class, individualized service. Our core business restructuring team leverages the creativity, knowledge and experience of the entire firm across multiple disciplines and multiple geographies. By drawing on the firm’s offices across the globe, and in practices such as benefits, finance, health care, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, real estate, special situations and tax, among others, we provide a seamless range of services to our clients. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to offer one-stop, cost-efficient solutions that address our clients’ biggest and most complex challenges.
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.
Founded in 1928, Stevens & Lee is a full-service law firm with approximately 150 attorneys and 50 non-lawyer business and consulting professionals representing clients on a regional, national and international scale. We have established a reputation as one of the preeminent providers of sophisticated legal services in the region. We regularly handle some of the most complex and challenging transactions and litigation in the country for clients in a variety of industries. Among the 200 largest law firms in the nation, Stevens & Lee is part of Stevens & Lee/Griffin, a multidisciplinary professional services platform. For more information, please visit our website at www.stevenslee.com.
Thompson Hine’s dedicated business restructuring, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy lawyers represent major secured and unsecured lenders, creditors’ committees, debtors, credit enhancement providers and various other interested parties in finance and restructuring transactions, workouts and bankruptcy matters. Our clients turn to us for representation in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, including fraudulent transfer, preference, breach of fiduciary duty, cross-border insolvency and corporate governance issues. Additionally, clients benefit from our team’s substantial knowledge of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law and skill in developing creative business strategies.