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Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Practical solutions for a fresh start.

Our bankruptcy and restructuring team is national in scope. In the last five years, we have represented parties in insolvency matters in more than 25 states across the U.S. and in significant overseas matters. We help clients pursue the best strategy for complex restructuring and insolvency scenarios, bringing to bear our broad-based experience in the fields of creditors' rights, workouts, corporate reorganizations and liquidations. We also develop practical exit strategies by leveraging the firm's strengths in related service areas, such as international law, tax, securities, banking, insurance, environmental, real estate, labor, employment law and litigation.

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A.J. Webb

Practice Group Leader

Cincinnati, OH

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Capabilities

Representing borrowers and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, workouts, refinancing and sales.

Representing first lien, second lien and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases and other corporate recovery proceedings.

Representing official and unofficial committees of creditors and bondholders in restructurings and Chapter 11.

Representing private equity funds, hedge funds and strategic buyers in distressed debt and distressed asset acquisitions.

Structuring transactions to avoid and minimize bankruptcy complexities.

Developing alternatives and strategies for dealing with financially troubled suppliers and customers.

Advising asset-based lenders and real estate lenders on foreclosures, workouts and restructurings outside bankruptcy including structuring and implementing assets, swaps, asset sales and new, additional or restructured debt financing or investment.

Representing lenders in providing Debtor-In-Possession and plan financing facilities in Chapter 11 cases.

Representing shopping center and office building developers and managers in tenant and department store bankruptcy cases.

Representing student loan guarantors in claims and plan objections as well as non-dischargeability actions.

Acting as special counsel for boards of directors in defending against breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Acting as counsel to bankruptcy trustees in collecting and liquidating assets.

Advising clients in bankruptcy litigation such as stays against lien enforcement, setoffs, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, leveraged buyouts, equitable subordination, lender liability and assumption or rejection of leases and executory contracts.

Representing buyers and sellers of businesses in Section 363 sales.

Featured Insights

Washington DC - Politics & Money - Supreme Court & campaign donations
U.S. Supreme Court: Debtors’ Insurance Company Has Standing to Be Heard in Chapter 11 Proceeding

June 12, 2024 | Publications

The U.S. Supreme Court held last week in Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum Co. that an insur...

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Partner Rebecca Matthews Joins Frost Brown Todd’s Dallas Office

May 13, 2024 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has added Partner Rebecca Matthews to the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Prac...

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Former Frost Brown Todd Partner Doug Lutz Appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

April 19, 2024 | Press Releases

Former Frost Brown Todd LLP bankruptcy & restructuring partner Douglas L. Lutz has been appointe...

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Frost Brown Todd Names Sara Abner and Catherine Meulemans Leaders of Utilities Team

March 14, 2024 | Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging

San Francisco Partner Catherine Meulemans and Louisville Partner Sara Abner have been named as the n...

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Toolbox for Managing Your Financially Troubled Customers

May 5, 2023 | Publications

This article originally appeared in Vol. 52 of Kentucky Trucker, a publication of the Kentucky Truck...

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Supreme Court Pokes a Hole in the Ironclad Nature of Bankruptcy 363 Sales

April 25, 2023 | Publications

MOAC Mall Holdings LLC v. Transform Holdco LLC, 143 S. Ct. 927 (April 19, 2023) Purchasers often rel...

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Electricity as ‘Good’ or a ‘Service’ Under Section 503(b)(9)

March 22, 2023 | Publications

This article was originally published in Bloomberg Law Professional Perspectives. Bankruptcy courts ...

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Silicon Valley Bank Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

March 17, 2023 | Failed-Bank Response Team

SVB Financial Group, the corporate parent of Silicon Valley Bank, filed for Chapter 11 protection in...

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Subchapter V Trustee Role in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

October 12, 2022 | Publications

Chapter 11 Subchapter V cases are a relatively new animal in the bankruptcy world. Subchapter V was ...

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Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Fee Increases for Debtors in Bankruptcy Cases

September 30, 2022 | Publications

Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 142 S. Ct. 1770 (June 6, 2022) The federal Constitution authorizes Congress to...

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