Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
With offices in virtually every important financial and commercial center in the country, the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights Group provides representation to clients throughout the United States. The attorneys in our Group possess substantive and significant experience in large and middle market cases, representing, both in and out of court, clients in bankruptcies, workouts and litigation. Our clients include creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors-in-possession, bankruptcy trustees, buyers of distressed businesses, and receivers. Our attorneys have provided representation in cases involving all segments of industry, including finance, real estate, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, construction, hospitality, food services, oil and gas, tobacco products and gaming. Backed by the strength of a full service national business law firm, we work in close cooperation with our colleagues who practice in finance, litigation, securities, insurance, employment, real estate, drug and medical device, securities, products liability, healthcare, environmental compliance, and government regulatory matters. This expertise is readily available and allows our clients the satisfaction of knowing that we are capable of handling all of their sophisticated business needs.
We represent debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees, bankruptcy trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, bond holders, equity security holders, investors, and insurance companies in bankruptcy courts across the country. In court or out of court, our attorneys possess the experience and expertise in all aspects of business reorganizations and liquidations. We also assist clients seeking to acquire assets from an entity in financial distress.
Representative list of our work on behalf of significant national and international clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
We regularly counsel clients on bankruptcy considerations related to business transactions and we are often called up to counsel boards of directors to provide restructuring advice.
Our creditors' rights practice includes representing secured and unsecured creditors on matters involving bankruptcy and the attainment of provisional remedies. In bankruptcy, we represent the interests of secured and unsecured creditors, lessors and contract parties seeking to assert their rights and protect their interests. We have represented secured lenders, rents/profits receivers and equity receivers throughout California.
Gordon & Rees’s Receivership Practice is comprised of a nationwide team of attorneys with decades of experience representing owners, receivers and claimants in state, federal and administrative receivership proceedings.
We are experienced in utilizing receiverships as an effective tool at the early stage of a litigation, as a matter of preliminary relief, and as a final remedy. We understand the strategic use of receiverships from both the private party’s perspective and the government enforcement agency’s perspective. Over the course of numerous complex receiverships and appointments, our Receivership Practice has developed a well-tested group of seasoned financial analysts, forensic accountants, management and real estate experts to assist in aggressively, efficiently and successfully carrying out necessary fiduciary duties.
Serving as court-appointed receiver or as counsel for businesses in receivership, our team has recovered millions of dollars for investors, consumers and creditors in a broad range of domestic and international receivership litigations. Gordon & Rees attorneys have handled receiverships involving fraud (SEC and FTC), the construction, marketing, sales, and operation of commercial real estate, the “boiler room” sale of investment instruments, and the foreclosure of assets (real property as well as intellectual property and accounts receivables). We have also devised and implemented claims distribution procedures and served as an appointed receiver to resolve disputes among business partners. Our experience also extends to operating business receiverships through the sale of a going concern. The Receivership Practice draws upon a nationwide pool of talented attorneys and other professionals to handle matters of any size or complexity.