Find Lawyers in Denver, Colorado for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Practice Area Overview
While some bankruptcy lawyers represent insolvent individuals, many corporate bankruptcy lawyers represent debtors, creditors, and groups of creditors in bankruptcy cases. When representing debtors, the bankruptcy lawyer’s involvement typically starts long before a company actually commences a bankruptcy case by counseling the debtor concerning strategic options. These options run the spectrum, from gaining the protections afforded by commencing a reorganization case under chapter 11 (to implement an asset sale, a consensual plan of reorganization, or perhaps a contested “cramdown” plan), to negotiating an out-of-court workout. Creditor representations similarly require strategic analysis and skilled advocacy. The challenge facing creditors’ counsel is not merely competing with the debtor and its shareholders, but also competing against other creditor constituencies with differing agendas. After all, the restructuring objectives of a trade creditor, a bond holder, a labor union, a government agency, or a creditor that may be junior or senior in the capital structure likely will vary, potentially to a substantial degree, depending on the circumstances.
In today’s dynamic financial restructuring landscape, bankruptcy lawyers also must tackle a host of ancillary issues. For example, cross-border insolvencies continue to grow in number and intricacy as businesses expand globally into legal jurisdictions around the world. Likewise, the advent and growth of structured financial products and derivatives adds additional layers of complexity to the already complex mix of legal and business issues that bankruptcy lawyers routinely confront. In addition, the bankruptcy process continues to serve as a springboard for M&A opportunities presenting distressed investors with opportunities to acquire assets at attractive valuations in the marketplace.
Bankruptcy law provides ample, important restructuring opportunities to financially troubled businesses and has made bankruptcy an effective business tool, as evidenced by the number of large business enterprises increasingly seeking the protections and benefits that bankruptcy affords.
My practice focuses on business and commercial law, construction law, and bankruptcy and reorganization. Mr. Mulligan represents debtors, creditors, construction contractors, businesses, business owners and sole proprietors. He is well-versed in helping clients review and negotiate contracts, buy or sell companies and assets including through Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sales, obtain financing, form and govern business entities, plan for business succession, enforce creditors’ rights, a...
Matt maintains national bankruptcy, natural resources, real estate, and opinion practices. Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Matt provides business-focused bankruptcy and insolvency advice to creditors, ranging from day-to-day counseling and transactional drafting to actively participating in and leading clients through complex bankruptcy cases and proceedings. He emphasizes energy and other extractive industries, including oil & gas (exploration & production/upstream and midstream sectors...
Thirty years of corporate restructuring and Chapter 11 experience. Committed to exploring all workout options—both in and out of court. Respected counsel on distressed asset disposition and acquisition. Mike Pankow takes a comprehensive approach to advising his clients on their business reorganization or Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings or purchases. Focusing on each client’s unique legal and business objectives, he offers sophisticated, actionable solutions to organizations navigati...
Recognized as one of the leading bankruptcy practitioners in the nation, Risa Wolf-Smith represents secured lenders, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, landlords, franchisors, licensors, licensees, and receiver clients in bankruptcy proceedings of all sizes in many jurisdictions. Risa has in-depth expertise in complex financial restructurings both in and out of court as well as in complicated bankruptcy sale and acquisition transactions. Recently, she has repr...
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