Cole Schotz’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department represents debtors, creditors’ committees, institutional and individual creditors, secured parties, venture capitalists, equity holders, trustees, receivers and parties with substantial interests in insolvency proceedings throughout the United States.

Business Reorganization

  • Provide guidance in the selection of various reorganization options and provide all services necessary to facilitate the filing of Chapter 11 and the implementation of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization
  • Represent debtors, committees, secured creditors, equity holders, purchasers of assets, plan proponents and trustees in all aspects of the Chapter 11 reorganization process
  • Facilitate debtor-in-possession and permanent financing, equity participations and potential mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances
  • Frequently retained as Special Counsel to participate in complex litigation (adversary proceedings) within Chapter 11 proceedings

Business Advice

  • Provide advice regarding out-of-court debt restructuring, rehabilitative measures including negotiated settlements of debt, recapitalization and renegotiation of loans, leases and other fixed obligations

Bankruptcy Liquidation

  • Institute and process orderly liquidations under federal and state law
  • Assist clients in seeking the most advantageous means of disposing business interests, whether through asset or stock sales

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Represent debtors, trustees, secured creditors, committees, landlords, employees and individuals in complex bankruptcy litigation
  • Handle complex matters involving insolvency issues in state and federal courts