AlixPartners is a leading global restructuring and business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business lifecycle. We have been retained as restructuring advisor and/or interim management in some of the most important multinational reorganizations in history, including the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Kodak, Calpine, and General Motors to name only a few. With over 1,500 employees and 25+ offices globally, we thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and deliver sustainable, bottom-line results. Our clients comprise large and middle market companies and their constituents, who retain us as restructuring advisor, interim management, or financial advisor to creditors or banks. Learn more at www.AlixPartners.com.
2020 Sustaining Patrons
The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $5000 for 2020:
With 15 offices throughout the U.S., Ballard Spahr LLP provides comprehensive services nationwide, ranging from corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 debtor and creditor matters, to chapter 9 municipal insolvencies (including Detroit and San Bernardino), distressed real estate, and distressed M&A. We advise on all facets of financial distress, including restructurings, workouts, refinancing of debt, creditor/debtor litigation, asset dispositions and recapitalizations, reorganizations, and liquidations, both in and outside of formal proceedings.
Berger Singerman LLP, Florida’s business law firm, has more than 80 attorneys working out of offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tallahassee. Members of the firm have expertise in commercial law, including business reorganization, corporate securities and M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, environmental and land use, government and regulatory, healthcare, immigration, insurance, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense, tax, and wealth preservation. The firm’s Business Reorganization Team - which is comprised of lawyers with extensive restructuring, transactional, and litigation expertise – has been chosen by clients nationally and internationally for decades to represent them in many of the major complex bankruptcy and reorganization matters in Florida as well as in other jurisdictions throughout the United States and abroad. Berger Singerman is consistently and widely recognized by independent third parties for its excellence in client service, results obtained for clients, and its culture. Most recently, the firm was named by the Daily Business Review as the “Midsize Litigation Department of the Year” and, for three consecutive years, the firm was listed on the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List”, and as a top Florida law firm by U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” as well as Chambers USA.
The firm’s business restructuring and insolvency attorneys represent clients throughout the United States, including the busy reorganization courts in Delaware and the Southern District of New York. Within New England, the group plays a significant role in the majority of business bankruptcy and Chapter 11 cases filed, with an emphasis on the representation of debtors in Chapter 11, as well as purchasers of assets. Outside New England, members of the group have represented asset purchasers in section 363 and plan sales of assets, as well as major parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 cases and business bankruptcy-related litigation. Members of the group also serve as estate fiduciaries and mediators in chapter 11 cases and related litigation.
Cole Schotz serves clients nationally from its offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Florida and Texas. The firm represents a variety of entities including private equity firms, hedge funds, closely-held businesses, Fortune 500 companies, as well as select individuals. Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to over 135 attorneys practicing in areas including: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring, Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency, Cannabis, Construction Services, Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions, Employment , Environmental , Healthcare , Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Special Opportunities , Restaurant & Hospitality, Sports, Tax, Trusts and Estates & White Collar Investigation Learn more at www.coleschotz.com.
Debevoise & Plimpton is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. More than 800 lawyers work in nine offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world. Our Restructuring practice regularly plays a major role in high-profile out-of-court restructurings, strategic transactions and litigation involving troubled businesses, Chapter 11 cases and cross-border insolvencies. Drawing on an extensive and diverse network of resources, Debevoise lawyers work side by side with clients on their toughest and most critical restructuring challenges.
Goodwin is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 900 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. Goodwin’s sophisticated and full-service Financial Restructuring Group is fully equipped to help clients with the most complex high profile restructurings and distressed opportunities. As both negotiators and litigators, Goodwin represents every type of major stakeholder in troubled companies and works with a cross-disciplinary team to structure complex financings and to negotiate rights among various groups of creditors. Goodwin’s broad level of experience provides clients with unique insights from a variety of perspectives, and the ability to propose and implement effective solutions to extraordinarily difficult and complex matters. Learn more at http://www.goodwinlaw.com/services/practices/financial-restructuring.
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. GT’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience. The team handles highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales, both domestically and in cross-border proceedings. We offer clients a broad multidisciplinary approach, supported by an internationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings of our time. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs. Jones Day has approximately 100 restructuring lawyers working from nearly all of the major global financial hubs to provide a full range of restructuring-related services to borrowers/debtors, creditors, and other parties in complex restructurings, out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 cases, and other matters involving financially distressed entities worldwide.
Kirkland & Ellis is global law firm with 2,500 attorneys representing clients in restructuring, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
Milbank LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for 150 years. Milbank is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
The firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments. Milbank’s lawyers meet the needs of our clients by offering a highly integrated and collaborative range of services across key practice groups throughout our global network. Milbank’s integrated practice is underpinned by our attorneys’ acknowledged technical excellence, sectoral expertise and a strong tradition of innovation and client service
Milbank’s key areas of practice include: Corporate, Finance, Financial Restructuring, Litigation and Arbitration, Capital Markets, Tax, and Trusts, Estates and Exempt Organizations.
Mintz Levin is an Am Law 100 full-service law firm with offices across the United States and Europe. Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice has a market-leading reputation, defined by its ability to handle any credit situation in any sector. The firm has successfully represented clients in many of the largest and most complex in- and out-of-court restructurings. Our team is backed by a litigation bench comprised of over 100 trial attorneys experienced in complex business and insolvency issues. Our practice is also considered to be one of the premier practices for tax-exempt bondholders. We have represented tax-exempt and taxable bondholders and their indenture trustees doing business throughout the country and internationally, and we have appeared in bankruptcy courts in almost every state in the nation.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (PSZJ) is the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wilmington (DE), New York and Costa Mesa. PSZJ attorneys are experienced in representing all major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, including debtors, committees, trustees, bondholders, asset-purchasers and third-party plan proponents. PSZJ also handles sophisticated business litigation and transactional matters as part of its renowned U.S. News & World Report “Tier One” Restructuring Practice.
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.
Schulte Roth & Zabel's (SRZ) Business Reorganization Group provides critical counsel to domestic, foreign and international secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, equity holders, plan sponsors and others in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts. We regularly advise on acquisitions and divestitures of troubled companies and their assets. Having participated in all litigation and transactional aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, we bring a broad perspective to the complex issues facing our clients. Our clients include public and private companies, officers and directors, private equity firms and hedge funds, investment banking firms, commercial banks, investment advisers, public accounting firms, insurance companies, law firms, public interest organizations, and partnerships and individuals. We provide more than just technical expertise — we use our experience to help our clients develop effective, creative and efficient strategies to achieve their goals. Visit SRZ's website at www.srz.com for more information and access to alerts, articles and white papers published by the firm.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates, a leading international law firm, has 22 offices and more than 1,700 attorneys worldwide. Our diversified practices offer solutions to challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate and business law. Skadden provides comprehensive legal representation and advice to clients competing in transactions and controversies in a global business environment. Our Corporate Restructuring Group provides solutions to clients involved in distressed company situations, allowing them to minimize costs, enhance value and properly position themselves for the future. Skadden handles restructurings both in and out of court, financial recapitalizations, business reorganizations, acquisitions and liquidations. A significant focus of our practice is avoiding or mitigating adverse effects of liquidity and other crises with contingency planning and alternatives to bankruptcy. Skadden helps clients minimize the time and expense of Chapter 11, and pioneered the use of quick, cost-efficient out-of-court and prepackaged financial restructurings.
Squire Patton Boggs is a renowned global law firm with a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries providing a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally or globally. Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive and fast changing market. Our Restructuring & Insolvency team has been one of the largest and most respected practices in the industry for decades, with more than 110 lawyers in 26 offices across the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We are experienced and trusted advisors to the gamut of parties involved in restructuring and insolvency matters. Our skill and diversity across the full range of debtor and creditor work has enabled us to play important roles in many of the most significant restructurings and reorganizations, in the US and abroad.
With over 180 attorneys in sixteen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Whiteford represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to middle market enterprises to start-ups on a comprehensive range of corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property and litigation issues. Our Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy practice is recognized as among the largest and most accomplished in the region and is ranked by Law 360 as one of the Top 10 in the nation for concentration of bankruptcy lawyers. We represent debtors and debtors in possession, creditors and creditors’ committees, lenders and trustees in all types of commercial and bankruptcy related litigation, debt restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts. Our national practice extends across industry lines to include real estate development, retail and wholesale, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, agri-business and a host of other industries.
WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. From billion-dollar fraudulent transfer litigation and appellate resolution of cutting-edge bankruptcy issues to multi-national Chapter 11 restructurings, WilmerHale has been at the forefront of complex financial restructuring and bankruptcy litigation and policy matters for decades. We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.wilmerhale.com.