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Bankruptcy/Restructuring — Massachusetts


Brown Rudnick LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly engaged by ad hoc and official committees, equity holders and debtors to handle a range of insolvency matters. Areas of expertise include Chapter 11 bankruptcy, litigation and out-of-court proceedings. Notable experience representing distressed investors in sophisticated restructuring cases spanning a range of industries.

Strengths "They have an outstanding bankruptcy department - they have some really good litigators and consensus builders, and being able to call on either side is a big strength for them," confides one enthusiastic client.

"They've really staked a claim in the sector. They have a deep bench and their attorneys are bulldogs," industry sources reveal.

Work highlights Acted for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the New England Compounding Pharmacy in relation to the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of F-Squared Investment Management and its affiliates.

Significant clients Aereo, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee of TelexFree, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Fisker Automotive Holdings, Pacific Exploration and Production, Patriot Coal Corporation.

Notable practitioners

William Baldiga is a "very accomplished lawyer" who wins praise as a "strong advocate for his clients." He is noted for his bankruptcy litigation practice and his handling of matters on behalf of both public and private companies. Baldiga manages the firm's worldwide bankruptcy practice.

Jeffrey Jonas is a "well-regarded lawyer" who performs "outstanding work" for his clients, interviewees confirm. He regularly represents trustees, distressed debt holders, creditors and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide.

Market sources describe "solid lawyer" Steven Pohl as "very smart and very detail-oriented." Pohl is experienced across the full range of bankruptcy actions including business reorganizations and loan restructurings as well as asset sales.

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading advice to investors, debtors and creditors of all types. Highly experienced in all manner of insolvency and restructuring matters with national and international implications. Offers notable expertise in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies.

Strengths Market sources state that "clients know Mintz Levin and have confidence in them."

The group is praised by one observer as "a very strong firm with a very strong bench."

Work highlights Represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Second Lien Bondholders of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company in big-ticket litigation and restructuring matters relating to the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Represented senior secured notes trustee UMB Bank in the bankruptcy and restructuring of mining business MolyCorp.

Significant clients ASICS America, US Bank, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Wilmington Society for Savings, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators note that the "very talented" Daniel Bleck is "very adept at getting to a resolution quickly and efficiently" and has a "national reputation representing bond trustees." Bleck offers particular expertise in bankruptcies and workouts in the continuing care retirement community niche.

William Kannel is particularly praised for his strong practice with respect to trustee and agent representation. Kannel has extensive experience of Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies and regularly represents bondholder and indentured trustee clients, including those in the energy sector.

Peers state that Paul Ricotta is "well regarded for his skill set" and possesses "really good judgment." He often represents bondholders and indenture trustees. He is adept at handling bankruptcy and restructuring situations for lenders and borrowers nationwide.

"Terrific lawyer" Adrienne Walker is "very strategic in her approach and very tenacious in her representation," according to sources. Her practice is focused on the representation of all parties to bankruptcy proceedings both in and out of court.

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Murphy & King, P.C. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout bankruptcy specialists active in numerous sectors, with noted expertise in real estate and retail. Recommended for litigation on behalf of distressed companies. Frequently handles Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, out-of-court workouts and represents of estate fiduciaries.

Strengths Admiring observers say that the firm is "very, very strong with lots of great practitioners at the top of the industry."

Market commentators praise the firm as "the top debtor-side bankruptcy firm in Boston."

Work highlights Represented the Chapter 11 trustee of TelexFree, a wide-ranging pyramid scheme involving one million participants and billions of dollars in transactions. The team assisted the trustee with the investigation of the debtors' scheme and successfully obtained a determination by the bankruptcy court declaring the debtors to have been engaged in a pyramid scheme.

Served as counsel to the six Chapter 11 debtors that own and operate ABC Disposal Service. The team advised on various aspects of the debtors' obligations, including the negotiation of a reorganization plan.

Significant clients Northern Tier Real Estate Acquisition & Development, Herring Creek Acquisition Company, Northern Berkshire Healthcare, Bright Star Ventures, Seagate.

Notable practitioners

"Incredibly talented strategist" Harold Murphy is renowned as "the most talented bankruptcy lawyer in Boston," with particular praise reserved for his "flawless execution." Murphy advises a variety of trustees, debtors and creditors on the full range of bankruptcy, restructuring and liquidation proceedings.

Charles Bennett is well thought of for his bankruptcy litigation skills. He regularly appears in court in commercial and lending litigation and is well versed in a variety of insolvency matters.

"Very good lawyer" Ethan Jeffery is "very talented tactically," observers note. Jeffery frequently represents creditors' committees, trustees, debtors and individual creditors in workouts, insolvency proceedings and challenging bankruptcy actions.

Andrew Lizotte advises debtors, trustees and creditors on bankruptcies, workouts and insolvency proceedings. Sources comment that he does a "great job" for his clients.

The highly experienced Bruce Smith is regarded by peers as a "very solid lawyer" who remains active in contentious bankruptcy actions. He is noted for his adept handling of Chapter 11 litigation.

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents creditors and debtors across the range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Broad sector strength taking in food, retail, technology, healthcare, sports and retail. Niche expertise representing insurers in bankruptcy proceedings that involve a range of environmental issues and workers' compensation liabilities.

Strengths "They've invested heavily in their middle-market practice. They do it really well and really efficiently," notes one industry source.

Interviewees state that the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring department is "highly regarded on insurance coverage issues."

Work highlights Acted for Wells Fargo, as agent, in relation to a $100 million term loan to distressed company Sports Authority.

Represented RBS Citizens in the workout of manufacturer Elmet Technologies. The matter involved the negotiation of a DIP facility and the successful structuring of a consensual secured party sale.

Significant clients Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Travelers, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Gordon Brothers Commercial & Industrial.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Gooding is an experienced litigator who regularly handles restructurings and bankruptcies, as well as a range of related actions. Clients describe him as a "very deal-friendly" lawyer with "good business acumen" who "gets great results."

Regarded by market sources as an "outstanding lawyer and very effective negotiator," John Ventola regularly represents funds and other financial institutions. He advises on all facets of restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings and loan workouts.

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Goulston & Storrs - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Complex restructuring and insolvency matters of all stripes. Clients include secured and unsecured lenders, trustees and debtors. Offers particular expertise on matters pertaining to the real estate and retail sectors.

Strengths "They're a strong team," says one industry source, continuing: "They have a substantial and broad-based practice representing debtors and lenders."

Interviewees say: "They are very client-centric, always quick to return calls and address critical issues, and they provide expert advice at a reasonable cost."

Work highlights Represented Audax Management Company and other investors in the Bernard Madoff Investment Securities bankruptcy and SIPA proceedings.

Acted for Gordon Brothers on the liquidation of regional retailer Joyce Leslie and the auction for the right to sell the company's inventory.

Significant clients Rogge Global Partners, Cross Harbor Capital Partners, PCK Development Company, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Sol Puerto Rico.

Notable practitioners

Clients and peers agree that Douglas Rosner is a "phenomenal" attorney who can "balance the legal and business aspects, marry them together and find easy, workable solutions." Rosner is well versed in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

James Wallack is a "great restructuring lawyer" who "does a great job in negotiations and working with landlords and creditors," commentators confirm. He often represents private equity firms and distressed portfolio companies in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Adept representation of official committees of creditors, ad hoc committees, lenders and bondholders. Substantial experience in distressed M&A, exit financing and derivatives transactions as well as insolvency litigation. Notable for its prowess in counseling private equity firms in restructurings throughout the USA.

Strengths "The firm did a fantastic job for us - clearly the team had outstanding experience with the bankruptcy aspects, but also with how to present things to the court," states one satisfied client.

Work highlights Represented Gawker Media in its high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, related litigation and subsequent asset purchase by a subsidiary of Univision Communications.

Successfully negotiated a $175 million out-of-court restructuring for manufacturer Katy Industries in a move that enabled the company to avoid a Chapter 11 filing.

Significant clients Charles Street AME Church, GT Advanced Technologies, Champion Home Builders, Bautista Cayman Asset Company, Ad Hoc Committee of NewPage Term Loan Lenders.

Notable practitioners

Jim Wilton is acclaimed by commentators as a "top technology bankruptcy lawyer on the East Coast" who has "built an expertise in IP matters in bankruptcy." Wilton frequently advises secured lenders and creditors' committees, as well as debtors and directors, in bankruptcy cases in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.

Ross Martin "does a spectacular job for both noteholders and committees," extols one interviewee. Martin is active in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts on behalf of clients including private equity sponsors and funds.

About the Team (content provided by Ropes & Gray LLP)

For decades, our business restructuring lawyers have represented clients throughout the world, in virtually every form of restructuring, insolvency and workout. The members of Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring department are among the top bankruptcy lawyers in the world. Our partners are widely recognized in publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 and have received multiple listings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and U.S. and U.K. Super Lawyers. The business restructuring practice has been recognized nationally as a “sophisticated, high-quality” practice by Chambers USA.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/business-restructuring.aspx

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WilmerHale - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for depth of expertise in complex financial restructuring and bankruptcy litigation matters. Clients include creditors' committees, debtors and indenture trustees. Recent work includes advising on oil and gas company bankruptcies.

Strengths "The services are excellent, with clear commitment to achieving optimal outcome for clients," states one impressed source.

Notable practitioners

The "bright and capable" John Sigel is "very talented and skilled at both commercial and bankruptcy law," according to market sources. Sigel supplements his bankruptcy and restructuring work with a noted banking and finance practice focused on advising clients on debt finance transactions.

About the Team (content provided by WilmerHale)

From billion-dollar fraudulent transfer litigation and appellate resolution of cutting-edge bankruptcy issues to multi-national Chapter 11 restructurings, WilmerHale has been at the forefront of complex financial restructuring and bankruptcy litigation and policy matters for decades.

Legal issues in bankruptcy are often complex and evolve at a fast pace. Addressing these issues requires the persistence, focus and dedication of counsel with sophisticated legal skills in order to turn difficult financial issues into opportunities. Our lawyers have decades of experience advising clients in virtually all aspects of financial restructuring matters—both in and out of court—and in complex bankruptcy litigation, regulation and policy matters across the globe. We collaborate regularly with lawyers in the firm’s corporate, debt finance, securities, derivatives, real estate, tax, international trade, intellectual property, venture capital, regulatory, and insurance groups to advise clients and achieve successful results for them. We have extensive experience where bankruptcy and financial institutions issues intersect, and on matters where bankruptcy and intellectual property issues overlap.

To learn more, visit us at: https://www.wilmerhale.com/bankruptcy/

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advice on all manner of distressed finance situations, typically representing financial institutions acting as lenders or agents. Recommended for creditors' rights litigation. Provides expert counsel to stakeholders throughout the insurance industry on matters including contested receiverships, restructurings and mass tort bankruptcies.

Strengths "They're a high-quality firm and we've had nothing but good experiences and excellent-quality service from them," reports one enthusiastic client.

"They are very practical and good at problem solving, in addition to being very transparent on billing," market sources note.

Work highlights Represented former shareholders of the Tribune Group in litigation arising from the company's bankruptcy, resulting in dismissal of all claims against the shareholders by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Acted for creditor PIMCO in the multibillion-dollar Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Energy Future Holdings and its affiliate debtors.

Significant clients State Street Global Advisors, John Hancock, MassMutual, MetLife, Prudential.

Notable practitioners

Edwin Smith is "one of the most highly regarded practitioners for secured transactions and SEC work," according to industry sources. Smith advises on bankruptcies, workouts, and debt and structured financings, and has considerable expertise in UCC matters.

Litigator Sabin Willett is active in appeals and other disputes arising from corporate insolvencies, particularly Chapter 11 actions. Clients praise his "real ability to distill extremely complicated bankruptcy concepts into understandable descriptions."

About the Team (content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

Our bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers advise stakeholders in all aspects of financially troubled situations, including bankruptcy and workouts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and elsewhere. We assist clients in realizing maximum returns, and our experience includes representations of ad hoc groups, creditors’ committees, acquirers, boards of directors, and shareholders. Our clients include insurance companies, institutional investors, and hedge funds in all levels of the capital structure. We have experience in all bankruptcy processes.


Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Proficiency: We have long-standing proficiency on non-US and cross-border workouts and insolvencies, and we helped found the cross-border workout/insolvency advisory industry and have made this work a strategic focus for more than 25 years.

 
Sovereign Debt Experience: We are a global leading adviser to creditors of financially distressed sovereigns and do leading work in high-profile sovereign debt matters in emerging markets.

 
Premier Bankruptcy Litigation Team: We are nationally known as first-chair trial lawyers in the bankruptcy and restructuring space.


Insurance Industry Experience: We represent receivers, policyholders, and investors in insurance receivership proceedings.


Industry Sector Experience:  We work most frequently with these industries: Energy (Oil, Gas, Coal); Retail; Insurance; and Financial Institutions.

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Skilled handling of contentious and out-of-court bankruptcy and restructuring matters across the USA. Highly recommended for advice on Chapter 11 filings, with niche expertise in aviation. Adept at assisting creditor clients with insolvency proceedings in the USA and abroad.

Strengths The group is commended for its ability to "pour oil on troubled waters" in contentious situations, as well as its "creativity and focus."

"The firm regularly kept in contact with me to keep me informed and to discuss new developments," reports one commentator.

Work highlights Represented US Bank in litigation brought on behalf of the United States Trustee relating to fees incurred by members of the Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee during Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Advised GT Advanced Technologies in a matter concerning the recovery of $110 million of avoidable transfers to various parties.

Significant clients Bank of Utah, Phoenix Investment Advisers, Recovery Capital, Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, Boomerang Systems.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Dinardo "has a real strength in bankruptcy litigation and writes exceptionally well," pleased clients reveal. Dinardo has experience representing all parties in bankruptcy actions and offers additional expertise in creditors' rights cases.

Jeanne Darcey is experienced in a wide variety of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, particularly in respect of the representation of bondholders and venture capital trustees. She frequently acts for clients in insolvencies or workouts in the public finance area.

About the Team (content provided by Sullivan & Worcester LLP)

With one of the largest and most experienced bankruptcy groups in the region, Sullivan & Worcester LLP offers legal services in all aspects of bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors’ rights and commercial law. Our lawyers have represented clients in matters involving billions of dollars, including out-of-court workouts and restructurings, as well as contested matters in federal bankruptcy courts in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts and other jurisdictions across the country.

Our creditor practice has a special focus on the issues faced by financial institutions and investors in financial transactions involving one or more distressed entities, including advice concerning the enforcement of remedial rights; restructuring of investments in defaulted public, private, and secured and unsecured bonds; workout of investments in CDOs and other structured investment vehicles; and enforcement of termination of swaps and other derivative instruments on account of bankruptcy or reorganization.

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Casner & Edwards, LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Focused advice to distressed midmarket companies and other debtor-side clients. Sector experience in retail, healthcare, biotechnology and nonprofit organizations. Skilled at the representation of commercial real estate clients in a wide array of insolvency transactions.

Strengths Impressed clients reveal: "Casner has attracted a stable of truly excellent attorneys who are masters of their profession."

Work highlights Acted for Boston Grand Prix in connection with its Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing arising from the cancellation of a planned IndyCar race to be held in Boston.

Represented Bermuda-based client BT Prime in Chapter 11 liquidation proceedings and related claims resolution matters.

Significant clients Tri-City Community Action Program, Tort Trustee of New England Compounding Pharmacy, Oasis Development Enterprises, Capital Resource Partners, KCP Advisory Group.

Notable practitioners

Real estate insolvency expert Michael Goldberg is "one of the savviest and most intelligent bankruptcy lawyers in Boston," according to one interviewee. His strengths include "excellent people and negotiating skills and forceful advocacy without being unpleasant."

"Excellent counselor" John Morrier is a "strong bankruptcy practitioner" who is "phenomenal at advising clients on the best strategy based on his knowledge of the process," sources reveal. He handles bankruptcy litigation in both state and federal courts, with particular strength in distressed real estate matters.

Market commentators hail Lynne Riley as an excellent choice in "complicated cases for individuals" and is acclaimed for her work as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 trustee. One source says: "She has a real good crossover between business and consumer cases."

Davis Whitesell is a "great writer and terrific lawyer" who is praised by sources for his "ability to understand situations and come up with cost-effective and affordable solutions." His practice is focused on the representation of debtors in Chapter 11 restructurings, among other matters.

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Duane Morris LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advice to creditors, distressed businesses and trustees across the range of bankruptcy matters. Noted for expertise in creditors' rights enforcement, cross-border insolvency matters and out-of-court restructurings. Particularly praised for the firm's impressive handling of the recent New England Compounding Pharmacy case.

Strengths "They are a very, very good firm with lots of resources," says one source, while another notes: "They are always good about following up with items - nothing slips through the cracks with them."

Work highlights Partner Paul Moore acts as Chapter 11 Trustee of New England Compounding Pharmacy following a widespread outbreak of meningitis allegedly caused by the company's products. Developed and implemented a plan to consolidate pending lawsuits into multidistrict litigation proceedings and subsequently engaged in negotiating settlements with claimants totaling more than $200 million.

Represented CrossHarbor Capital Partners in high-profile litigation and appeals arising from its Chapter 11 acquisition of the Yellowstone Club resort in Montana.

Significant clients Boyne USA, Big Sky Resort, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.

Notable practitioners

Chapter 11 bankruptcy specialist Paul Moore is "universally regarded as a brilliant bankruptcy attorney" and described as a "very tough negotiator" who is "strategic when it comes to getting an end result." Industry sources strongly commend him for his work as trustee in the recent New England Compounding Pharmacy case.

About the Team (content provided by Duane Morris LLP)

At Duane Morris, we work with each client to determine the best strategy for deriving maximum value from a troubled company aimed at accomplishing a result that meets or exceeds the client's goals.

The lawyers in Duane Morris' Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring group have earned a reputation for thoroughly understanding the rights and obligations of the various constituencies involved with a financially distressed company, developing a plan of action designed to achieve the client's goals, and executing the plan under what are often very difficult and rapidly changing circumstances. Regardless of whether the plan of action involves bankruptcy, the enforcement of creditors' rights, an out-of-court financial restructuring transaction, or an insurance company or cross-border insolvency, Duane Morris lawyers are fully prepared to protect and advance the client's interests.

Duane Morris has bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights lawyers in many major business and financial centers. This broad geographic reach includes a presence in our offices in New York, Singapore, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Pittsburgh, Newark and Wilmington, Delaware, the U.S. corporate law capital. While we are positioned in close proximity to the majority of our clients, no matter where they are based, our clients benefit from the seamless delivery of our legal services.

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Goodwin - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advice across the spectrum of bankruptcy and insolvency with experience handling complex liquidations, workouts and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Acts for secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and troubled asset purchasers. Has the ability to advise on a variety of cross-border cases.

Strengths "The firm can bring to bear an awful lot of resources on large or complicated matters. They do the right things and they're very reasonable with clients," one industry source confides.

Work highlights Advised Waste Management on insolvency issues and negotiations during the settlement of a preference lawsuit brought by the City of Detroit in its Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.

Significant clients Optima Bank & Trust Company, Seamen's Banks, Leeds Equity Partners, Intralinks, Codere Finance (UK).

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Daniel Glosband is of counsel at the firm and is widely recognized by peers for his broad knowledge of bankruptcy law.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Expertise in midmarket-level bankruptcy and distressed finance on both a national and global scale. Represents clients across a range of industries including transportation, energy, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Clients include creditors, contract counterparties, acquirers of distressed assets and debtors.

Strengths "Although it is a fairly large firm, we didn't feel lost in the bureaucracy and got personalized attention," satisfied clients declare.

"They have subject matter expertise in virtually every area and they are uniformly responsive, practical and helpful," states one interviewee.

Work highlights Represented oil and gas pipeline enterprise Benton-Georgia in its $75 million out-of-court restructuring, which required negotiation of a new deal with the company's senior secured debt holder.

Acted for Sun Trust Bank in relation to the recovery of $5 million in secured loans made to entities affiliated with 50 Cent and guaranteed by the rapper himself.

Significant clients Hafnia Tankers, Blue Wolf Capital, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Fund, RB Liquidation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts International.

Notable practitioners

"Smart negotiator" John Monaghan is "strong at working out solutions to complicated, multifaceted problems," according to clients. He acts for all parties in insolvency and restructuring cases, with particular expertise in Chapter 11 matters. Sources declare that he "should be considered in the highest echelon of lawyers in the bankruptcy space."

Lynne Xerras is a "strong and excellent junior partner" active across the full gamut of bankruptcy law. She frequently represents trade creditors and suppliers and defends against avoidance actions.

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K&L Gates - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Regularly handles matters for distressed businesses, creditors, and buyers in insolvency sales. Expertise across a broad range of sectors, including energy, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. Frequently called upon to advise receivers, directors and trustees.

Strengths "They are a great team that cares about clients and is very efficient. When time is of the essence, they execute well," market commentators report.

"They are all about the client and the value is there - we get senior-level attention at reasonable rates," clients reveal.

Work highlights Served as Chapter 11 trustee in the restructuring of Buckingham Oil Interests in an action that involved matters of fraud and the securing of bridge financing to maintain the company's business activity.

Represented auto supplier Clark Cutler McDermott Company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the subsequent sale of its equipment and facilities.

Significant clients US Bank, Tufts University, CitiMortgage, Speyside Equity Fund, Lower Passaic River Study Area Cooperating Parties Group.

Notable practitioners

"Phenomenal negotiator and action-oriented attorney" Charles Dale has a "national reputation in oil and gas work," market sources state. His focus is primarily on the representation of the owners and purchasers of distressed companies.

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Murtha Cullina LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Equally adept at handling contentious and noncontentious matters for businesses, lenders and trustees. Experienced in insolvency and distressed finance situations affecting companies in all major economic sectors. Noted for its work on sophisticated Chapter 7 cases.

Strengths "They've shown themselves to be very capable and well schooled in the bankruptcy area. We've been impressed," extol industry commentators.

"They're well respected for trustee and litigation work. My experiences with them have been reasonable, fair and balanced," reports one interviewee.

Work highlights Represented victims of asbestos in two declaratory judgment actions that turned on the question of whether an injunction relating to the $4 billion bankruptcy of W.R. Grace & Co. prevents insurers from being sued for their own misconduct, distinct from their obligations under insurance policies covered by the injunction.

Served as counsel to the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of Boston-based company Epirus Biopharmaceuticals.

Significant clients Webster Bank, First Financial Bank, Helicos BioSciences, Development Specialists, The Groves in Lincoln.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Cohn is highly regarded for his strong representation of debtor-side clients and has extensive experience with Chapter 11 restructurings, out-of-court workouts and distressed company acquisitions. Industry sources describe him as a "very strategically and creatively adept" attorney.

Mark DeGiacomo wins praise for his work as a bankruptcy trustee in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 actions. Market commentators name him as a "very savvy bankruptcy expert" and "a thoughtful, results-oriented" attorney.

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Senior Statesmen

Daniel M Glosband

Goodwin

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior statesman Daniel Glosband is of counsel at the firm and is widely recognized by peers for his broad knowledge of bankruptcy law.

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Murphy & King, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

"Incredibly talented strategist" Harold Murphy is renowned as "the most talented bankruptcy lawyer in Boston," with particular praise reserved for his "flawless execution." Murphy advises a variety of trustees, debtors and creditors on the full range of bankruptcy, restructuring and liquidation proceedings.

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William R Baldiga

Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Baldiga is a "very accomplished lawyer" who wins praise as a "strong advocate for his clients." He is noted for his bankruptcy litigation practice and his handling of matters on behalf of both public and private companies. Baldiga manages the firm's worldwide bankruptcy practice.

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Charles A Dale III

K&L Gates

From the Chambers USA guide

"Phenomenal negotiator and action-oriented attorney" Charles Dale has a "national reputation in oil and gas work," market sources state. His focus is primarily on the representation of the owners and purchasers of distressed companies.

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Douglas R Gooding

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Gooding is an experienced litigator who regularly handles restructurings and bankruptcies, as well as a range of related actions. Clients describe him as a "very deal-friendly" lawyer with "good business acumen" who "gets great results."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Smart negotiator" John Monaghan is "strong at working out solutions to complicated, multifaceted problems," according to clients. He acts for all parties in insolvency and restructuring cases, with particular expertise in Chapter 11 matters. Sources declare that he "should be considered in the highest echelon of lawyers in the bankruptcy space."

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Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chapter 11 bankruptcy specialist Paul Moore is "universally regarded as a brilliant bankruptcy attorney" and described as a "very tough negotiator" who is "strategic when it comes to getting an end result." Industry sources strongly commend him for his work as trustee in the recent New England Compounding Pharmacy case.

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Goulston & Storrs

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients and peers agree that Douglas Rosner is a "phenomenal" attorney who can "balance the legal and business aspects, marry them together and find easy, workable solutions." Rosner is well versed in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edwin Smith is "one of the most highly regarded practitioners for secured transactions and SEC work," according to industry sources. Smith advises on bankruptcies, workouts, and debt and structured financings, and has considerable expertise in UCC matters.

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Goulston & Storrs

From the Chambers USA guide

James Wallack is a "great restructuring lawyer" who "does a great job in negotiations and working with landlords and creditors," commentators confirm. He often represents private equity firms and distressed portfolio companies in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jim Wilton is acclaimed by commentators as a "top technology bankruptcy lawyer on the East Coast" who has "built an expertise in IP matters in bankruptcy." Wilton frequently advises secured lenders and creditors' committees, as well as debtors and directors, in bankruptcy cases in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Charles R Bennett Jr

Murphy & King, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Bennett is well thought of for his bankruptcy litigation skills. He regularly appears in court in commercial and lending litigation and is well versed in a variety of insolvency matters.

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Market commentators note that the "very talented" Daniel Bleck is "very adept at getting to a resolution quickly and efficiently" and has a "national reputation representing bond trustees." Bleck offers particular expertise in bankruptcies and workouts in the continuing care retirement community niche.

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Murtha Cullina LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Cohn is highly regarded for his strong representation of debtor-side clients and has extensive experience with Chapter 11 restructurings, out-of-court workouts and distressed company acquisitions. Industry sources describe him as a "very strategically and creatively adept" attorney.

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Casner & Edwards, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Real estate insolvency expert Michael Goldberg is "one of the savviest and most intelligent bankruptcy lawyers in Boston," according to one interviewee. His strengths include "excellent people and negotiating skills and forceful advocacy without being unpleasant."

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Kannel is particularly praised for his strong practice with respect to trustee and agent representation. Kannel has extensive experience of Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies and regularly represents bondholder and indentured trustee clients, including those in the energy sector.

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ross Martin "does a spectacular job for both noteholders and committees," extols one interviewee. Martin is active in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts on behalf of clients including private equity sponsors and funds.

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Casner & Edwards, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent counselor" John Morrier is a "strong bankruptcy practitioner" who is "phenomenal at advising clients on the best strategy based on his knowledge of the process," sources reveal. He handles bankruptcy litigation in both state and federal courts, with particular strength in distressed real estate matters.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

The "bright and capable" John Sigel is "very talented and skilled at both commercial and bankruptcy law," according to market sources. Sigel supplements his bankruptcy and restructuring work with a noted banking and finance practice focused on advising clients on debt finance transactions.

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Regarded by market sources as an "outstanding lawyer and very effective negotiator," John Ventola regularly represents funds and other financial institutions. He advises on all facets of restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings and loan workouts.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Litigator Sabin Willett is active in appeals and other disputes arising from corporate insolvencies, particularly Chapter 11 actions. Clients praise his "real ability to distill extremely complicated bankruptcy concepts into understandable descriptions."

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Janet E Bostwick PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Janet Bostwick is named by industry commentators as a "very good attorney" who possesses "top-notch skills." She is active across the full spectrum of corporate bankruptcies and financial workouts.

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeanne Darcey is experienced in a wide variety of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, particularly in respect of the representation of bondholders and venture capital trustees. She frequently acts for clients in insolvencies or workouts in the public finance area.

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Murtha Cullina LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark DeGiacomo wins praise for his work as a bankruptcy trustee in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 actions. Market commentators name him as a "very savvy bankruptcy expert" and "a thoughtful, results-oriented" attorney.

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Patrick P Dinardo

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Dinardo "has a real strength in bankruptcy litigation and writes exceptionally well," pleased clients reveal. Dinardo has experience representing all parties in bankruptcy actions and offers additional expertise in creditors' rights cases.

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Murphy & King, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very good lawyer" Ethan Jeffery is "very talented tactically," observers note. Jeffery frequently represents creditors' committees, trustees, debtors and individual creditors in workouts, insolvency proceedings and challenging bankruptcy actions.

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Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Jonas is a "well-regarded lawyer" who performs "outstanding work" for his clients, interviewees confirm. He regularly represents trustees, distressed debt holders, creditors and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide.

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Foley Hoag LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Foley Hoag LLP's co-managing partner Kenneth Leonetti is hailed by interviewees as a "terrific lawyer" who is "very quick on his feet in court" and who builds an "excellent rapport" with clients. His practice is primarily geared toward bankruptcy litigation.

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Murphy & King, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Lizotte advises debtors, trustees and creditors on bankruptcies, workouts and insolvency proceedings. Sources comment that he does a "great job" for his clients.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Victor Milione of Nixon Peabody LLP is regarded by peers as a "knowledgeable and well-known practitioner" with experience representing all parties in bankruptcies around the USA. He is particularly active in cases concerning the real estate sector.

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William R Moorman Jr

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Commentators affirm that William Moorman of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is a "very good bankruptcy practitioner" with a "fine skill set." He is experienced at handling bankruptcy matters across a range of practice areas including healthcare, environment, technology and real estate.

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Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Market sources describe "solid lawyer" Steven Pohl as "very smart and very detail-oriented." Pohl is experienced across the full range of bankruptcy actions including business reorganizations and loan restructurings as well as asset sales.

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers state that Paul Ricotta is "well regarded for his skill set" and possesses "really good judgment." He often represents bondholders and indenture trustees. He is adept at handling bankruptcy and restructuring situations for lenders and borrowers nationwide.

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Casner & Edwards, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Market commentators hail Lynne Riley as an excellent choice in "complicated cases for individuals" and is acclaimed for her work as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 trustee. One source says: "She has a real good crossover between business and consumer cases."

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Foley Hoag LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Schwartz of Foley Hoag LLP is described by sources as a "very smart lawyer" who is noted for his representation of all parties in contentious insolvency matters. Schwartz leads the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring group.

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Murphy & King, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

The highly experienced Bruce Smith is regarded by peers as a "very solid lawyer" who remains active in contentious bankruptcy actions. He is noted for his adept handling of Chapter 11 litigation.

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Jeffrey Sternklar

Jeffrey Sternklar LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very experienced" sole practitioner Jeffrey Sternklar is well regarded by interviewees as a "very astute lawyer" whose practice covers corporate reorganizations and bankruptcies. He is noted for his adroit advocacy on behalf of his clients.

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Adrienne K Walker

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Terrific lawyer" Adrienne Walker is "very strategic in her approach and very tenacious in her representation," according to sources. Her practice is focused on the representation of all parties to bankruptcy proceedings both in and out of court.

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A. Davis Whitesell

Casner & Edwards, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Davis Whitesell is a "great writer and terrific lawyer" who is praised by sources for his "ability to understand situations and come up with cost-effective and affordable solutions." His practice is focused on the representation of debtors in Chapter 11 restructurings, among other matters.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lynne Xerras is a "strong and excellent junior partner" active across the full gamut of bankruptcy law. She frequently represents trade creditors and suppliers and defends against avoidance actions.

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