Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

LEADERSHIP: Todd A. Feinsmith and David M. Fournier

Pepper’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group offers several advantages over the competition:

  • Breadth of Practice: We are one of the few national law firms that undertakes insolvency and restructuring work on behalf of all affected constituents. Our clients include debtors, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, individual creditors, financial institutions, officers and directors of financially distressed companies, administrators, liquidators, receivers, trustees, examiners, taxing and regulatory authorities, bondholders and equity security holders. How does this help you? No matter what side of the table you are on, we understand the needs, motivations, strategies and techniques used by all other parties. Also, solutions to financial crises are growing increasingly complex, and often require skilled negotiation and close cooperation among the various parties to result in the best financial return for all. Our experience in representing all sides in insolvencies and restructurings means that such negotiations can go faster and more smoothly. And should your matter require litigation, our group includes a strong team of seasoned trial lawyers with a wealth of experience in bankruptcy and other complex commercial litigation for a wide range of clients.
  • Related Practice Strengths. Today’s complex financial crises require more than experience with bankruptcy law. Tax, real estate, corporate, employment and benefits, banking, construction, insurance, environmental, products liability and other areas of the law can play a critical role in realizing the greatest financial return in a given case. With hundreds of lawyers in 14 offices, Pepper has the depth and strength to handle any matter, regardless of its complexity or location.
  • National Platform and Reputation. Pepper handles bankruptcy matters throughout the country, and has a strong bankruptcy practice in Wilmington, DE, a favored venue for bankruptcies of national significance. Clients have access to all the resources and rich knowledge base of a large, sophisticated firm that has helped businesses succeed for more than a century. Pepper lawyers partner as needed with hundreds of peers across our 14 offices to ensure that clients get the full advantage of our collective knowledge and experience. Pepper is well-known in the national and international community of insolvency and reorganization professionals. Our lawyers are leaders in local, state and national bar associations and other professional groups, including INSOL International (The International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals), the American College of Bankruptcy, the American Bankruptcy Institute and others. Our experience and reputation means that counsel for other parties in a given case know that we will aggressively represent our clients’ interests, which can aid in negotiations and settlements.
  • Outstanding Client Service. Our philosophy of client service can be summed up in one sentence: We counsel each client as if it were our only client. That is not just a slogan. It’s the basic principle guiding our practice. It means that every phone call, every fax, every e-mail or other communication from a client is important, and is treated accordingly. It means that while we will strive to get you the answer as quickly as possible, we will not let the need for speed cloud the quality of our work – we will always give your matters our best objective judgment. We reinforce our service ethic in all of our recruiting and training programs, and in measuring the success of every engagement.

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