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.
2024 Sustaining Patrons
The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $5000 for 2024:
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
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organizations through our 4,000+ attorneys in 74 offices in 45 locations. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. (www.bakermckenzie.com)
Berger Singerman LLP, Florida’s business law firm, has more than 90 attorneys working out of offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach. 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, insurance, internal investigations and white- collar criminal defense, tax, and wealth preservation. 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, to the “Midsize Hot List” by the National Law Journal for three years in a row, “2022 Florida Regional Powerhouse” by Law360 and as a top Florida law firm by U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” as well as Chambers & Partners USA. For more information, please visit www.bergersingerman.com.
Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm with more than 125 award-winning attorneys who provide practical and innovative counsel to the firm’s clients. Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group represents clients throughout the United States, including in the busy reorganization courts in Delaware and the Southern District of New York. Clients of the group include business debtors, liquidating trustees, creditors’ committees, parties acquiring distressed businesses, and other parties affected by insolvency proceedings. The group is regularly recognized by Chambers and Best Lawyers in America and includes two American College of Bankruptcy Fellows, as well as the former President of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Blank Rome LLP is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 600 attorneys and 13 offices in the United States and in China. Secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, and officers, directors, managers and strategic investors look to us for insightful and forward-looking advice on funding and purchasing assets and businesses in distress as well as structuring, proposing and implementing plans under insolvency laws. Our attorneys aim to maximize successful outcomes for clients by taking a pragmatic approach in an efficient manner, combining experience and creative strategies that address the nuances of each situation, as well as providing risk assessment and counsel on alternatives to and structure of transactions, litigation and dispute resolution. Learn more about our firm’s exceptional skill in helping clients navigate complex business and financial challenges at www.blankrome.com
Cole Schotz serves clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals - many for decades - as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 120 attorneys who work in eight primary areas of practice: Litigation; Real Estate; Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Tax, Trusts & Estates; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment; Environmental; and Construction Services
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.
Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients' priorities, objectives, and 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 builds lasting relationships with our clients, including many of the world’s most successful and innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, companies, and investors within the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology, and financial services industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of our clients’ industries — combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions — sets us apart.
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.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.
Jones Day's Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice resolves complex restructuring issues and problems in jurisdictions throughout the world. Borrowers/debtors, creditors, and other parties involved in complex business restructurings, out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 cases, and other transactions with financially distressed entities receive a full range of services from more than 100 restructuring lawyers in financial centers worldwide. We are a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices on 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.
With a global platform of approximately 3,500 lawyers in 19 cities across the United States, Europe and Asia, Kirkland & Ellis provides elite legal advice and a relentless commitment to client service. Kirkland is a market-leader in each of its core practice areas, including private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. To learn more, please visit www.kirkland.com
Kramer Levin provides proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. For more than 30 years, creditors, debtor corporations, investors, lenders and acquirers have turned to Kramer Levin to solve complicated bankruptcy and restructuring problems, to structure and lead negotiations that harmonize divergent interests and achieve consensual solutions, and to win suits in bankruptcy court, courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Representing clients throughout the United States, we typically take on cases that involve multiple debtors with competing secured and unsecured creditors, complex restructurings, and contested interdebtor and intercreditor issues.
Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.
Our team — one of the world’s largest restructuring and special situations practices — advises the full array of stakeholders involved with financially distressed businesses, including debtors and issuers of both public and private securities, all types of creditors, including institutional lenders, funds and direct lenders, equity holders, new investors, boards of directors, and senior management teams
M3 is a leading, independent corporate advisory firm that provides operational, strategic, and financial solutions to a broad range of clients. M3's clients look to the firm for financial advisory services, performance improvement, and operational diligence during all stages and market cycles, and the firm is also called on to lead as interim management. M3 is well versed in navigating sensitive corporate situations and the firm has a demonstrated track record of achieving successful outcomes for clients, including in some of the most significant recent restructurings in the market. M3's engagement teams are led by senior turnaround veterans with decades of combined experience across key verticals. M3-partners.com
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.
Morgan Lewis is recognized for exceptional client service, legal innovation, and commitment to its communities. Our global depth reaches across North
America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East with the collaboration of more than 2,200 lawyers and specialists who provide elite legal services across
Industry sectors for multinational corporations to startups around the world. Our international team of lawyers advises a wide-range of clients with respect
to comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, labor and employment, and intellectual property services
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. With more than 50 offices in over 30 countries, our global financial restructuring and insolvency lawyers are at the forefront of many of the most significant cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases involving complex multi-jurisdictional issues and regional insolvency laws.
We use the wide range of legal disciplines of lawyers from our worldwide offices in the fields of banking and finance; corporate, M&A and securities; and employment and labor to meet the challenges throughout all stages of a restructuring matter.
Our team acts for a full range of clients delivering worldwide financial restructuring and insolvency services in all key industry sectors. Our client portfolio includes lenders, private equity and distressed debt funds, hedge funds, bondholders, public and private corporations, debtors, liquidators, examiners, office-holders, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, management and other relevant stakeholders
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (PSZJ) is the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wilmington, New York, and Houston. The Firm has one of the most extensive bankruptcy practices in America, and more partners and senior-level restructuring attorneys than any other restructuring firm. 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. Their depth and knowledge base translates into hands-on advocacy by seasoned professionals who work closely with the client to design and implement restructuring strategies. The Firm delivers top quality legal services in an efficient manner with experienced and lean teams. The Firm is perennially named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report (“Law Firm of the Year” in 2020). Additionally, PSZJ was honored by Law360 as a 2022 and 2021 Bankruptcy and Restructuring “Practice Group of the Year.”
The Paul, Weiss Restructuring Department continues to build on its reputation as a critical advisor in almost every major, complex and headline-grabbing restructuring matter, as demonstrated by the sheer number of high-profile representations we handle every year. We possess a thorough knowledge of every aspect of bankruptcy law, coupled with perspectives earned from representing every type of client. Our domestic and cross-border representations include debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors, secured and unsecured creditors and equity sponsors in chapter 11 cases, corporate reorganizations and workouts and transactions involving financially distressed companies. We also routinely represent purchasers of the assets, debt and securities of distressed companies. We act on all sides of cutting-edge restructuring transactions and this depth of experience informs our practical, action-oriented advice.
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, has been committed from its founding to helping sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. The firm has participated in many of the groundbreaking cases defining Delaware law, and its lawyers have long played crucial roles in drafting and amending the state’s influential business statutes. Richards Layton assists clients locally and around the world with issues involving bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, alternative entities, fiduciary relations, commercial, and other civil matters. Clients, including local businesses, global law firms, and Fortune 500 companies, count on the firm’s exceptional service and deep, practical understanding of Delaware law.http://www.rlf.com/
When clients come to Ropes & Gray, they find a global team of more than 1,500+ professionals, whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help them meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. An international presence, the firm has offices in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dublin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
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.
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..
Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP (“TGF”) is a Canadian boutique law firm with an office located in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario, practicing exclusively in two areas: litigation and restructuring. Our practice is focused, our expertise deep and our approach efficient. TGF is widely recognized for its leading national and international commercial litigation and insolvency practice, which is reflected in the high profile retainers it has enjoyed over the years and its wide range of clients including financial institutions, regulatory agencies, publicly traded companies and officers and directors.
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.