Find Lawyers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Dave Cisar Co-Chairs the Banking and Commercial Finance Section. He draws on his 35 years of experience to counsel businesses on governance, financing, contracting, real estate, acquisitions and strategic planning. Dave has a strong focus on the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) and represents financial institutions and businesses in all aspects of commercial finance and other commercial transactions including terms and conditions of sales, commercial loan agreements, inter-creditor...
Frank DiCastri is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Business Reorganization Practice. For more than 20 years, Frank has focused his practice on insolvency proceedings, including corporate reorganization cases, liquidations and receiverships, and other litigation and trial work arising from sophisticated commercial transactions. His clients have included debtors, financial institutions, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, asset purchasers and both secured and unsecured creditors....
As the head of the firm’s Banking, Receivership, and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Seth regularly serves as a court-appointed receiver throughout the State of Wisconsin for businesses, construction projects, real estate developments, marital and family estates, rental income properties, and high net worth individuals. He also represents financial institutions, secured and unsecured corporate or individual creditors, companies seeking to acquire distressed businesses, and finan...
Mark Foley is a Shareholder with more than 40 years experience meeting the complex business and legal needs of clients ranging from individual business owners to industry trade associations and Global 500 companies. Mark has successfully tried cases before judges and juries in federal and state courts, represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States, and arbitrated matters before AAA and NASD panels. He has directed and conducted the nationwide defense of r...
Rusty has been practicing primarily in the area of creditor’s rights for over 35 years. He represents financial institutions and secured creditors in commercial litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, state court receivership and insolvency matters. In addition, he specializes in the defense of preference actions and lender liability cases. His primary client base consists of financial institutions and secured creditors.
As a member of the firm’s Banking, Receivership, and Creditors’ Rights and Litigation Practice Groups, John regularly assists both secured and unsecured creditors, including banking institutions, servicers, commercial landlords and other entities, in the enforcement, collection and workout of contracts, loans, leases, and other obligations. John has extensive courtroom experience in utilizing state and federal collection remedies, such as foreclosure, replevin, garnishment, and th...
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Definition
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.
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