Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring ENORMOUS EXPERIENCE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

With one of Delaware’s largest and most active bankruptcy practices, Richards, Layton & Finger has amassed enormous experience handling major chapter 11 cases before the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. Our bankruptcy team’s thorough knowledge of Delaware’s laws and local procedures is invaluable to both clients and co-counsel. Recognized as leading bankruptcy counsel in virtually every major legal directory, we consistently receive top ranking in Chambers USA.

Respected bankruptcy firms throughout the country rely on our expertise, regularly tapping us to serve as their co-counsel in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases filed in Delaware. “The team is first-rate. They’re fantastic lawyers and great strategists,” reports Chambers USA. We represent debtors, lenders, acquirers, investors, and creditors from nearly every business sector, and our bankruptcy litigators prosecute and defend chapter 11 claims, preference actions, fraudulent conveyance claims, challenges to acquisitions, and all other litigation arising in bankruptcy. We also offer unique expertise in mediating complex chapter 11 and bankruptcy litigation disputes, with the addition of a former member of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to our team.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Experience

  • Delaware Bankruptcy Leader: Clients benefit from the work of over 30 lawyers and paralegals with vast experience in representing debtors, institutional lenders, creditors, committees, acquirers, investors and other key parties in all aspects of a chapter 11 case.
  • Debtor Representation: Richards, Layton & Finger offers comprehensive counsel to clients regarding their available restructuring alternatives. We assist clients in assessing the full range of restructuring options available to them, taking into account each company’s unique financial and market circumstances.
  • Institutional Lender, Creditor Representation and Purchasing Assets: Our firm also has extensive experience in representing all types of parties in major chapter 11 cases, including secured creditors, creditors’ committees and prospective purchasers. We have recognized expertise advising secured parties and institutional lenders who provide debtor-in-possession financing to, or the use of cash collateral by, chapter 11 debtors.

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Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Leader in Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation: One of the strengths of Richards, Layton & Finger’s bankruptcy department is its team of bankruptcy litigators who stand ready to work on contested and litigated matters in chapter 11 cases.
  • Types of Issues Litigated: Richards, Layton & Finger bankruptcy litigators handle traditional adversary proceedings as well as contested matters.
  • Litigation Strengths: Our clients and co-counsel appreciate that our bankruptcy litigators jump into expedited litigation with little lead time and quickly get up to speed.

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    • "They are the best in their market. They have a lot of strong legal talent and we trust them implicitly."

      Chambers USA, 2024

    • "The firm is knowledgeable about all things Delaware. Their support and counsel is critical."

      Chambers USA, 2023

    • “The firm has a top-tier restructuring practice. They’re experts in the law and their knowledge is unrivaled.”

      Chambers USA, 2022

    • “It’s a great team that is commercial and provides sound advice and invaluable assistance navigating the Delaware market.”

      Chambers USA, 2021

    • “I can’t imagine using any other firm than Richards, Layton & Finger for Delaware matters. It’s top-notch.”

      Chambers USA, 2020

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