Graham & Dunn's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice provides swift, skilled and effective solutions to insolvency and credit problems. Graham & Dunn lawyers have a long history of representing business clients from a wide range of industries who have needed to grapple with the problems caused by business and financial difficulty, whether as creditors, purchasers or owners. Our Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy lawyers have the insolvency, workout and bankruptcy knowledge, and experience necessary to resolve these matters promptly and successfully.
Insolvency problems require specialized business and litigation skills. Graham & Dunn's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy team is composed of seasoned business lawyers and litigators who have honed their bankruptcy skills by logging many hours in court before bankruptcy judges and by negotiating business cases to successful resolutions.
Graham & Dunn lawyers have represented, as clients, debtors, creditors' committees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, financial institutions, trustees, purchasers of financially distressed businesses, bondholders and landlords in all aspects of Chapter 11 cases, debt restructurings, liquidation cases, out-of-court workouts, receiverships, and other insolvency proceedings.
In addition to the general experience required in large business and reorganization projects, our creditors' rights and bankruptcy law expertise includes experience in:
- Fraudulent conveyance analysis
- Equitable subordination
- Defense of preference lawsuits
- Negotiation and documentation of financing agreements, debt restructurings, loan workouts, cash collateral arrangements, and debtor-in-possession financing agreements
- Complex federal and state trial and bankruptcy court litigation
- Litigation of non-dischargeability actions
- Lender liability issues
- Formulation, negotiation and promulgation of plans of reorganization and related documents
- Cross-border insolvencies involving foreign debtors
- State court receiverships
Each troubled business carries with it a unique set of legal problems that often require expertise in a variety of substantive areas, including real estate, environmental law, secured transactions, franchise law, intellectual property, international law and lender liability. The Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy team works in partnership with lawyers from Graham & Dunn's other practice areas when their specialized knowledge and experience is needed to deal efficiently with discrete issues.