Lowenstein’s bankruptcy lawyers are in demand by business leaders, credit managers, financial advisors, institutional investors and restructuring professionals seeking a resourceful, aggressive, well-connected law firm. We understand how to reach a negotiated resolution yet have a strong track record at trial. We represent debtors, creditors' committees, individual and institutional stakeholders, and trustees in Chapter 11 proceedings throughout the United States.
A reorganization may be the most practical and promising strategy for a troubled company. We advise on prepackaged and prenegotiated plans, which implement quick restructurings that might otherwise take years to complete. We also counsel debtors, creditors, and financial institutions in nonjudicial debt restructurings or workouts involving public and privately held companies.
In some instances, a business is not in distress but wishes to retire debt at a discount, restructure operations, or recapitalize. As a bankruptcy law firm, our attorneys work with companies seeking creative techniques to achieve specific business goals to deal with these issues.
A company's fiscal difficulty affects various other parties, such as those who have provided loans, supplied goods and services, or invested capital. We represent official and unofficial creditors' committees and equity committees in diverse Chapter 11 and other insolvency matters. We collaborate with commercial and investment banks, savings institutions, mutual funds, pension funds, and other financial firms in their management of troubled credit, or claims against companies in distress. Our attorneys also advise clients who are interested in buying assets from Chapter 11 debtors. We structure and secure bankruptcy court approval of debtor-in-possession financing, represent lenders in exploring and establishing these and other financing opportunities and represent asset purchasers.
When appropriate, we consult with the firm's corporate and tax groups to structure transactions that minimize future complications and liability, and to avoid the domino effect that one bad deal can have on a company's overall well-being. We also advise on the significant bankruptcy aspects of various transactions, including commercial finance transactions, as well as on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of solvent, insolvent, and other highly leveraged companies. Our bankruptcy attorneys are involved in large and complex commercial, industrial, and residential real estate insolvencies, and they assist companies in emerging from bankruptcy with controlled environmental liabilities.
We also prosecute and defend all types of litigation related to bankruptcy proceedings. We are noted for representing the interests of shareholders, investors, and consumers in class action and other litigation against corporate defendants that are in bankruptcy.
Whether defrauded institutional investors, individual investors, state, local, and union employee pension and benefit funds, investment managers, or consumers in some of the largest and most significant Chapter 11 cases, we understand the nuances and pitfalls facing such claimants in a bankruptcy context. Such representation helps protect a class of creditors that generally receives little or no recovery in Chapter 11 reorganizations or liquidations throughout the country including the most active jurisdictions.