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.
2021 Sustaining Patrons
The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $5000 for 2021:
No matter what role you play in a bankruptcy or reorganization, there are unavoidable pain points. In a stressful situation, with multiple constituencies and substantial economics at stake, you need a team that gets to the heart of the matter and works efficiently to solve problems—without adding to them. Financially troubled companies and lenders, contract counterparties and others need creative and efficient problem-solvers focuses on the best possible results. Our Financial Restructuring and Reorganization team is a resourceful team that you can trust to bring practical solutions to the fore for significant litigation or diffusing disputes with a phone call.
Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading international law firm with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, London, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology. Learn more at www.alston.com.
Privately-held since 1983, Alvarez & Marsal is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, restructuring & turnaround and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. We advise on every aspect of the process from strategic direction to liquidity management to business plan development, helping management, investors, or creditors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. We fill executive officer roles, on an interim basis, to help guide companies through crises and other challenging business or economic environments
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to protect, create and recover value. For more information, please visit, www.ankura.com
Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 70 years, enables our 13,000 people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients.
Our globally connected team of lateral thinkers and problem-solvers have spent decades executing the most complex domestic and cross-border restructuring and recovery solutions. This experience enables us to address situations understanding both the short-term needs as well as long-term objectives of our clients. We regularly act for corporate debtors and insolvency practitioners as well as other stakeholders in a debtor's capital structure, including banks, bondholders and financial sponsors, in addition to funds and companies looking to invest in or acquire a distressed business. Our group is made up of over 100 globally experienced, locally qualified specialists across North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. We routinely call on the expertise of colleagues from a number of legal disciplines including tax, corporate, and disputes, as well as our industry specialists, to deliver comprehensive, coordinated and urgently available cross-border solutions. (www.bakermckenzie.com)
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.
With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach, Berger Singerman, serves a diverse client base with a Florida focus and international scope.
Serving the needs of successful individuals in advancing their business interests, as well as in building and preserving their wealth, forms the strong foundation for our practice. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver creative, effective and passionate client services to resolve any problem and to take advantage of any opportunity. We work closely with financial advisors, law firms, accountants and trust companies to assist our clients in achieving their financial and philanthropic goals and endeavor to provide legal competitive advantages for their businesses
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.
FTI Consulting, Inc. is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes. With more than 1500 professionals located in 18 countries and 52 offices, our Corporate Finance & Restructuring professionals work closely with clients, partnering with them throughout the value creation lifecycle to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex restructuring, business transformation and transaction challenges and opportunities. Our experts with impact take an industry-first approach, delivering critical solutions in industries, including real estate; retail; automotive; energy, power and products; mining and metals; financial services; airlines and aviation; healthcare; and telecom, media and entertainment.
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 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 125 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.
Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers provide strategic, creative solutions to address issues arising from troubled investments and loans worldwide. We are a full-service restructuring practice with teams dedicated to traditional restructurings, documentation throughout transactions, and, when necessary, insolvency litigation. With lawyers in offices across the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we have handled restructuring and insolvency matters for clients in more than 90 countries. Our lawyers provide the advocacy, experience, and deep bench to meet or exceed our clients’ needs. Our experience spans a wide range of assignments and client constituencies, including ad hoc noteholder groups, institutional investors, debtors, creditors’ committees, acquirers, high-yield and distressed debt investors, insurance companies, banks, trustees, administrators, liquidators, boards of directors, shareholders, senior and junior debt holders, governments, and international agencies.
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com.
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 practice, and the firm is U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law.
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.
SSG Capital Advisors is an independent boutique investment bank that assists middle-market companies and their stakeholders in completing special situation transactions. We provide our clients with comprehensive investment banking services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, valuations, litigation and strategic advisory. SSG has a proven track record of closing over 350 transactions in North America and Europe and is a leader in the industry..
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm known for its higher commitment to client care. With more than 1,100 attorneys in 23 U.S. cities, we combine the resources of a large firm with the personal engagement of a trusted adviser. Our Finance and Restructuring practices help clients across industries navigate a wide variety of sophisticated financing matters and provide clients in distressed situations with creative solutions that prioritize recovery or return on investment. The firm represents a wide range of clients in insolvency situations and offers tools to their clients to reduce crises or prevent them from arising.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for the past 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm's four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Weil has become a highly visible leader among major law firms for its innovative diversity and pro bono initiatives, the product of a comprehensive and long-term commitment which has ingrained these values into our culture. Our proven, demonstrated experience allows the Firm to provide clients with unmatched legal services. Please see www.weil.com for more information, including awards and rankings.
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 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.wilmerhale.com