Accordion is a private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm. Working at the intersection of sponsors and management teams, Accordion partners with clients at every stage of the investment lifecycle. The firm’s services span the entire CFO function within the private capital sector, including turnaround & restructuring, operational and technical accounting, strategic financial planning and analysis, CFO-driven transformation, CFO technology, transaction execution, data & analytics, and interim leadership. With a focus on hands-on, results-oriented execution, Accordion is widely recognized as the go-to PE consultancy and the premier digital-enablement partner for portfolio CFOs. In addition, Accordion has been recognized as an employer of choice for pioneering a better way to work in finance. Accordion has a total of 11 offices across the globe – including its headquarters in New York City.
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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 1,600 professionals in 35 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.
BakerHostetler helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With six core national practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has more than 1,000 attorneys located in 17 offices nationwide. BakerHostetler is recognized for its role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in the recovery of billions of dollars lost in the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff. Additionally, BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, a data privacy practice and an industry-leading middle-market business practice. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience spanning many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clients’ expectations
Bradley is a national law firm with a global perspective. Our firm has more than 500 attorneys serving established regional, national and international companies, emerging businesses and individuals. Our offices — strategically located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia — provide an extensive geographic base from which to best accommodate our clients. Recognized across the country, our attorneys serve as national, regional, and statewide counsel for clients across many industries. Clients rely on us for innovative legal services that reflect a deep understanding of their business objectives.
B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.
Brown Rudnick is an international law firm that serves clients around the world from offices in key financial centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. We combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients in high-stakes litigation and complex business transactions. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on industry-driven, client-facing practices where we are recognized leaders.
Brown Rudnick has one of the nation's leading restructuring practices. Our Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice regularly represents official committees, ad hoc committees, debtors, and other key parties in many of the nation’s largest restructurings. Brown Rudnick was named a "Bankruptcy Group of the Year" by Law360 in 2022, 2020 and 2014.
The attorneys in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice group are located and practice in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East, and provide a range of business-advisory and crisis-management skills, including insightful and practical guidance to parties in situations where companies face the risks and implications of insolvency. Our team regularly advises on a wide range of financial, corporate, and real estate restructuring and insolvency matters, and with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional, highly complex, and challenging cases.
Members of our restructuring practice have long been known for their creative problem-solving abilities, responsiveness, and networks with financial institutions, restructuring advisors, and other attorneys. The combination of these resources allows us to develop the most appropriate business solutions based upon our clients’ needs and goals. We have the ability and experience to resolve, promptly and cost-effectively, novel and difficult legal issues in restructurings, out-of-court loan workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, distressed sales, litigation matters, and other insolvency proceedings.
A recognized leader in bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights, Buchanan's Bankruptcy Practice is proud to be ranked by Law360 as one of the largest practices in the country. Focused on delivering innovative solutions in chapter 11 reorganizations, non-judicial loan restructurings, chapter 7 liquidations, chapter 15 ancillary proceedings, the acquisition of assets from distressed borrowers, and the prosecution or defense of related actions, our team seamlessly partners with the Firm's 450 attorneys and government relations professionals to provide holistic solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Representing a diverse client base, we are regularly recognized by Chambers US from our work with clients in the real estate, energy, healthcare and technology industries.
Burr & Forman has one of the largest bankruptcy practice groups in the Southeast, with over 30 attorneys concentrating in this area of law in the Southeast and beyond. Burr’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy experience is extensive in the manufacturing, real estate development, automotive, mining, food and beverage, health care, agriculture, retail, and construction industries, professional organizations, among others. On the creditor side, Burr represents financial services institutions, asset-based lenders, and local, regional, and national banks, as well as REITs, equipment sellers, and lessors. Along with the firm’s expanding representation in creditors’ rights cases, Burr also counsels and represents business entities experiencing financial distress. On the Debtor and Committee side, our attorneys have substantial experience in the representation of Debtors and estate fiduciaries in the areas of manufacturers, educational institutions, professional services organizations, retailers, real estate developers, private equity, OEMs and auto parts manufacturers, and health care providers in workouts and insolvency proceedings. For additional information, please visit www.burr.com.
Bush Ross, P.A. is a full service, mid-sized law firm located in Tampa, Florida. With a rich tradition of legal excellence and a commitment to providing the best and most effective representation for its clients, Bush Ross, P.A. has established itself as one of Florida’s leading law firms. The experience and expertise of the Firm’s attorneys equips them to handle a broad range of legal issues and challenges. The centerpiece of Bush Ross' success is the commitment made to their clients. The Firm continues to adhere to the philosophy crafted by their founders in 1981 that clients want caring, insightful, ethical, and skilled problem solvers who will add measurable value to their businesses.
Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 attorneys and advisors collaborating across a network of 26 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm provides a full range of services in bankruptcy cases and restructurings, representing debtors, creditors, trustees and committees across the country. Our attorneys represent business and individual clients in all transactional and litigation aspects of out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy, business reorganizations and debtor-creditor matters. In addition to providing representation to creditors and debtors, our experienced team also works with clients seeking to invest in or acquire key assets or on-going business operations from troubled entities or those in bankruptcy.
Our team also routinely litigates a wide array of bankruptcy issues including avoidance actions, issues relating to relief from the automatic stay, adequate protection and use of cash collateral, assumption or rejection of executor contracts or unexpired leases, sale of property, adequacy of disclosure statements, confirmations of reorganization plans, discharge and dischargeability complaints, and defense of avoidance actions.
Butler Snow provides bankruptcy and restructuring clients with the knowledge and expertise of attorneys and professionals across practices within the firm, enabling clients to efficiently receive full representation in areas such as real estate, lending and finance, healthcare, tax, labor and employment, M&A, banking, and intellectual property. For more information, visit ButlerSnow.com.
In an increasingly regulated world, Covington has an exceptional ability to help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes. Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise. What sets the firm apart is our ability to combine the tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations, and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers, and one of the world’s leading regulatory practices. This enables us to create novel solutions to our clients’ toughest problems, successfully try their toughest cases, and deliver commercially practical advice of the highest quality. The firm has more than 1,000 lawyers in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington.Learn more at www.cov.com.
CR3 Partners is a national financial advisory consulting firm serving organizations and stakeholders across a broad range of industries during times of transition, opportunity, or distress. Our team consists of seasoned executives and industry veterans who bring a profound bias for action and exceptional results, with a keen focus on turnaround management, restructuring, forensic accounting, litigation support, and operational improvement services. From our offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Richmond, CR3 Partners infuses agility, passion, experience and value creation into everything we do. To discover how we can transform the future of your business, please visit us at www.cr3partners.com.
Dilworth is a Northeast regional law firm with offices in Philadelphia. New York, New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware. It has a large bankruptcy practice for its size and handles all types of bankruptcy matters including large debtors, secured lenders and individual debtors.
Drummond Woodsum represents clients from around the world in complex business transactions and high-stakes litigation. With more than 100 lawyers and consultants, Drummond Woodsum provides a full spectrum of legal and consulting services for our clients. Our nationally-recognized attorneys and consultants offer a unique blend of expertise in many areas, including commercial bankruptcy and financial restructuring, high-stakes litigation, and complex commercial transactions. Bringing experience, creativity, and tenacity to our clients’ matters, we provide solutions that address our clients’ needs.
With more than 40 attorneys located in New York, Delaware, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom, Faegre Drinker’s corporate restructuring team helps clients achieve the most favorable outcomes in difficult financial circumstances. We represent all types of stakeholders in bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring matters — debtors, creditors, investors, servicers, landlords, indenture trustees, receivers, bankruptcy trustees, private investment funds, distressed asset and business purchasers, bondholders and creditors’ committees — and we handle pre-bankruptcy counsel, reorganization plans, post-petition financing, asset sales, intercreditor disputes, claims litigation, avoidance actions, creditors’ recoveries, securitization defaults, corporate trust transactions and corporate debt securities restructuring.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe. The Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is multidisciplinary with integrated resources that cover all fronts and a reputation for excellence, broad-based experience, creative and efficiency. With attorneys resident in the Firm's New York and London offices, the practice represents a wide range of clients in US, UK and cross-border matters, including both formal bankruptcies/insolvencies and out-of-court restructurings of financially troubled companies. Clients include creditors’, bondholders’ and equity committees, secured and unsecured creditors, corporate debtors, trustees, lenders and other sources of financing and parties interested in acquiring assets and businesses from chapter 11 debtors and other financially troubled companies.
Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm comprised of more than 525 attorneys in 14 markets in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. We provide unparalleled service to meet clients’ needs; deliver the insights and solutions available only from a diverse group of professionals; and support the communities in which they operate. FBT’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring team helps clients pursue the best strategy for complex restructuring and insolvency scenarios, bringing to bear our broad-based experience in the fields of creditors' rights, workouts, corporate reorganizations and liquidations. We also develop practical exit strategies by leveraging the firm's strengths in related service areas, such as international law, tax, securities, banking, insurance, environmental, real estate, labor, employment law and litigation.
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Gibson Dunn excels in the innovative use of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to implement restructuring of highly complicated, multijurisdictional, and non-U.S. companies. We regularly represent individual creditors and ad hoc committees in the largest and most complex out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Gibson, Dunn also has one of the premier U.S. bankruptcy litigation practices. Dubbed the “rescue squad” by The American Lawyer, our litigators are deeply skilled in prosecuting and defending the broad range of disputes that arise during the course of a bankruptcy case. The Business Restructuring and Reorganization group was named one of Law360‘s top five Bankruptcy Practice Groups of 2013, and members of the group have been widely recognized by top industry publications, including Chambers and The Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency Lawyers. We have both prosecuted and defended every type of avoidance action, including fraudulent transfer cases and preference matters, equitable subordination and recharacterization litigation, valuation disputes and contested plan confirmation hearings.
Gordon Brothers is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm founded in 1903 that helps lenders, operating executives, advisors and investors move forward through change. The firm brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to clients, developing customized solutions on an integrated or standalone basis across four services areas: valuations, dispositions, operations and investments. Whether to fuel growth or facilitate strategic consolidation, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors to put assets to their highest and best use.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We serve clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters and believe in delivering exceptional client service; it’s one of our core values, and it’s the way we’ve done business for over 100 years. Our Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights practice regularly represents clients in federal and state courts across the United States, including the traditional bankruptcy forums of the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, and more than 35 other jurisdictions nationwide. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing debtors, lenders and creditors across a full spectrum of industries including energy, retail, financial services, hospitality and healthcare and we have been involved with several of the most high-profile, notable bankruptcy/restructurings of the past few years.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the world's largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. JAMS mediators and arbitrators have deep and diverse experiences in all facets of restructuring, workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. From neutral evaluations and mediation to mock trials and arbitration, JAMS neutrals help debtors and creditors find new channels of communication to address complex and hard-fought positions. ADR helps parties find workable paths forward – either by reducing the number of issues that must be litigated or by avoiding litigation entirely.
Jones Walker LLP is among the largest 120 law firms in the United States. With offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas, we serve local, regional, national, and international business interests. The firm provides legal services to major multinational, public, and private companies and individuals doing business in the United States and abroad.
KTBS Law LLP, f/k/a Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, is a national, boutique law firm that specializes in business reorganizations, corporate insolvency, commercial litigation, bankruptcy related asset acquisitions, bankruptcy litigation and appellate advocacy, expert witness services in the bankruptcy field and corporate transactions. KTBS represents debtors, creditors, equity holders, committees, trustees, landlords, potential acquirers of assets, and other parties with interests in financially distressed businesses. The members of KTBS have decades of experience practicing in the bankruptcy field, and are actively involved in teaching and writing. KTBS’s lawyers are headquartered in Los Angeles, California, but regularly handle matters and appear in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. KTBS is widely recognized as a national leader in its field.
Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Golubchik L.L.P. (“LNBYG”) is a nationally recognized insolvency law firm located in Los Angeles, California. The firm’s team of award winning lawyers has earned a reputation for proactive and successful resolution of bankruptcy, insolvency and business reorganization issues facing a wide-range of clients. LNBYG consistently finds innovative and cost-sensitive ways to achieve the best results for its clients. The members of LNBYG have experience in handling complex and difficult cases in all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency practice including debtors, creditors' committees, equity committees, purchasers, principals and secured and unsecured creditors from a broad spectrum of industries including retail, real estate, entertainment, manufacturing, distribution and service.
Lighthouse Management Group is a Twin Cities-based corporate renewal advisor with 30 years as an industry leader helping clients navigate and resolve difficult business issues. From turnaround, crisis and interim management to debt restructuring and asset disposition consulting, we work directly with businesses and their investors, creditors, legal counsel, and other key stakeholders. Lighthouse has broad experience across several industries and sizes from small family-owned business to large publicly traded companies.
McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective solutions that propel success. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve. At McDermott, our mantra is #AlwaysBetter. It means that we wake up each morning thinking about how we can be that much better than the day before. This drive for constant improvement is in our DNA—and it pushes us, every day, to be a better partner for you.
For more than 55 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have been partnering with clients on their most important and complex cases and deals. Munger, Tolles & Olson regularly represents Fortune 500 companies, leaders in their respective industries, large financial institutions and some of the most sophisticated and respected hedge funds, investors and financial players in the world. During the last several years, the firm has represented a variety of constituents in bankruptcies across a broad spectrum of industries and restructuring situations.
Orrick focuses on serving clients globally in the finance, technology & innovation, and energy & infrastructure sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago, the firm today has 1,100 lawyers in offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Financial Times singled out Orrick as the “Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Fortune has named the firm among the “100 Best Companies to Work” for each of the last four years. For over a century, Orrick has advised leading financial institutions at the forefront of innovation – from creating new financial products to resolving high-stakes litigation and compliance matters. Drawing on a long history of leadership in the structured finance and public finance markets, the firm is recognized in markets worldwide for excellence in restructuring, both in- and out-of-court. The firm combines that market knowledge with a deep bench of leading trial, appellate and compliance lawyers to help financial institutions and borrowers navigate complex litigation and enforcement matters.
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 27 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are an entity as diverse as the continents across which we practice and the clients that we serve. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises.
Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences & health, energy & natural resources, entertainment & media, and shipping. Our lawyers provide litigation and other dispute-resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stakes matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.
Our Bankruptcy and Reorganizations team has extensive experience representing all key players in the bankruptcy process including debtors, official and unofficial committees, indenture trustees, potential purchasers, and individual secured and unsecured lenders. However, we have become the “go to” shop for creditors’ committees in large mass tort bankruptcy cases including asbestos and talc. We practice in all areas of domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, financings, acquisitions in distressed situations and asset recovery litigation, often involving challenges to complex corporate transactions. Our clients include hedge and private equity funds, acquirers of assets from financially distressed companies, real estate and equipment lessors, special servicers, equity holders, franchisees, and other parties in need of specialized advice regarding the debtor-creditor relationship
Sidley’s Global Restructuring Group consists of over 55 full-time restructuring lawyers, located principally in our Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich and New York offices. Our role is typically one of the primary roles in a restructuring, ranging from lead debtor’s counsel, committee counsel or lead counsel to the senior debt syndicate, and our matters generally involve the restructuring of large and mid-size companies throughout North America, Europe and Asia. We have extensive experience in navigating our clients through some of the largest and most challenging restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the U.S. and globally. Our capabilities extend to virtually every aspect of the reorganization practice, but we have practical experience in guiding our clients through comprehensive consensual restructurings and recapitalizations, both in and out of court.
Verdolino & Lowey, P.C. (“V&L”) is organized as a business consulting and accounting firm. Our Distressed Business division has over 30 years of experience and specializes in all facets of businesses in financial distress. V&L provides a full range of services tailored to pursue a course of action that will meet a client’s distinct needs. Our consulting, Interim D&O advisory, liquidation and wind-down services, as well as complete back-office support services, are intended to navigate through the business and financial issues facing a company during its closure or reorganization, to provide pre-bankruptcy consulting and analysis services, to maximize assets, limit liabilities and exposure to potential risks, and to implement strategic tax-planning and compliance. V&L’s diverse staff positions the Firm to effectively handle all the various issues that may arise and prides itself on its responsiveness and results-oriented approach. Our principals are regularly appointed in numerous fiduciary roles acting as: Administrators, Interim Fiduciaries, Officers and Directors, Chief Restructuring Officers, Assignees and Examiners, and State and Federal Court Trustees and Receivers. In addition, V&L also functions as Accountants and Financial Advisors and provides support to numerous other professionals acting in these same roles, on a regular basis.
V&L’s expertise expands far beyond our Distressed Business practice and includes:
- A sophisticated tax practice;
- Extensive back-office and bookkeeping services;
- Political committee compliance and financial services;
- High net worth family office services;
- Higher education advisory services.
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We are a world leading firm, representing clients who lead the world. At Vinson & Elkins, our people are our strongest asset. Collaborating seamlessly across 11 offices worldwide, we provide outstanding client service. Our lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe.
We make the business of our clients our business, and are recognized professionals in key industries driving our global economy forward. Our market-leading approach comes from our experience — experience gained from representing entrepreneurial innovators in their most important deals and disputes for over 100 years. Our commitment to excellence, coupled with our commercial approach to solving problems, allows us to collaborate with clients to achieve results