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Distressed M&A and Restructuring

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Distressed M&A and Restructuring

Berger Singerman's Business, Finance & Tax attorneys, working closely with our Dispute Resolution and Business Reorganization colleagues, respond rapidly and effectively to crisis and distress situations. We have demonstrated our ability to assist clients in achieving their goals through our successes in some of the largest and most complex reorganizations in the United States. We advise and assist clients in overcoming business and legal challenges in workouts, corporate reorganizations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, debt refinancings and asset and business sales. Our clients in this practice area include distressed businesses and bankruptcy debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, directors and officers of financially troubled or insolvent companies, banks and other financial institutions, trustees, receivers and liquidators, and private equity, corporate and other potential buyers of distressed businesses and assets.

We have handled matters for the full spectrum of participants in restructuring and bankruptcy matters across a wide array of industries, including aviation, energy, financial services, gaming, health care, real estate, retail and technology. These representations greatly benefit from our longstanding relationships with many of the leading financial intermediaries and advisors that participate in this field, including investment bankers and turnaround and forensic specialists.

The core of our Distressed Transactions & Corporate Restructurings practice focuses on representing debtors, creditors and potential acquirers in their efforts to restructure, rehabilitate, refinance and transfer distressed businesses to new capital structures or control in a manner that maximizes their value. We also assist financially healthy companies with the implementation of changes to their corporate, governance and capital structures to enhance their value or protect them from the consequences of investments in distressed companies. In addition, we assist our clients with asset protection strategies, including the creation of bankruptcy-remote entities and structuring acquisitions of troubled businesses or their assets.