Alston & Bird’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Team has an extensive understanding of the business dynamics involved in financial restructuring. We demonstrate value to clients by providing strategic, innovative counsel to the most complex bankruptcy transactions.
We are regularly engaged to advise clients in their dealings with their distressed counterparties before bankruptcy to mitigate risk in the event of a bankruptcy filing. When filings do occur, we have substantial experience representing creditors, committees, and investors in all aspects of U.S. and foreign bankruptcy proceedings. Speed of execution is often critical. Our lawyers have implemented some of the fastest sale and restructuring transactions through bankruptcy in the history of the Eleventh Circuit. We immerse ourselves in domestic and international restructurings and provide strategic thinking at the most critical time, especially an emergency bankruptcy filing.
Alston & Bird brings an experience-based, practical business orientation to our legal work. Our dedicated bankruptcy team is known for its breadth of corporate restructuring knowledge and can draw on our deep bench of finance, corporate, and litigation lawyers to ensure complete representation for each and every client.
Areas of Service
Secured Creditor: Our lawyers assist clients with workouts, restructurings, bankruptcy filings, receivership appointments, foreclosures, and navigating the process of liquidating collateral.
Structured Finance & Securitization: We represent market participants in every area of structured finance and securitization, including CMBS, RMBS, CDOs, and CLOs.
Distressed-Asset Purchasers: Bringing an experience-based, practical business orientation to our legal work, we assist with the acquisition and sale of companies or assets in distressed situations or bankruptcy.
Franchisor: Our franchisor program, customized for company objectives, has provided time and cost efficiencies for clients in the hospitality, energy, and telecom industries on national, regional, and local levels.
Debtor: We are well-equipped to advise on debtor-in-possession financing, debt restructuring, valuation, asset sales, corporate governance, and fiduciary duties.
Committee: Our lawyers have represented dozens of committees, across a variety of industries, in Chapter 11 cases filed throughout the country.
Fiduciary: The team represents fiduciaries, including trustees, examiners, receivers, and liquidators, appointed in cases in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions involving property in the U.S.