Practice Areas: Business Distress, Disputes and Insolvency

Business Distress, Disputes & Insolvency

We have represented virtually all significant stakeholders in the context of business reorganizations and disputes, and have litigated commercial disputes in both state and federal court.

Rob has deep experience representing both borrowers and secured lenders in restructuring troubled credit facilities, and enforcing rights, both in and outside of bankruptcy. He has served as lead counsel on numerous asset acquisitions and dispositions for buyers and sellers of distressed assets, including through bankruptcy, receiverships, ABCs, foreclosure and private sales.  He has counseled C-Suite executives and board members on their fiduciary duties when faced with a business disruption or insolvency event, and has both defended and prosecuted several breach of contract, fraudulent conveyance, preference and breach of fiduciary duty cases. Rob recently worked on the team that defended a group of former partners against bankruptcy avoidance and breach of contract claims in the In re Howrey bankruptcy, and successfully defended a large energy company against claims brought by a bankruptcy trustee in connection with that company's equity and debt investments.

Rich has extensive experience representing companies facing financial distress in and out of court.  He regularly represents chapter 11 trustees, debtors, creditors, and parties to transactions with debtors before, during and after bankruptcy, as well as in litigation matters.  In addition, he advises clients in commercial matters and out-of-court debt restructuring, partnership dissolution, securitization, trust formation, acquisitions, and divestitures in connection with financially distressed assets.


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