BakerHostetler’s national Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights team brings rich experience and creativity to the representation of clients across industries and to the full spectrum of issues that arise in stressed and distressed situations.
Drawing on the firm’s tradition of deep client relationships and our extensive experience as counsel to companies in major commercial sectors, we bring business advisory skills and strong advocacy to every representation, tailoring solutions to meet each client’s unique business needs. In an interview with Chambers & Partners, we were described as, “Excellent from a strategic standpoint, and 'outside-the-box' thinkers who find non-traditional ways to get to the end result." The work of our team is complemented by the strength of our litigation, hospitality, employment, healthcare, tax, corporate, intellectual property and real estate attorneys across the country.
As tireless advocates for our clients, we have been actively involved in cases that range from the largest and most complex insolvency cases nationally and globally, most notably as counsel to Irving H. Picard, the SIPA Trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), to more modestly-sized cases in which we are equipped to be highly attuned to cost sensitivities. As out-of-court workouts and pre-packaged bankruptcies have become increasingly common in recent years, we have excelled at representing distressed clients of all sizes and restoring them to viability quickly and cost-effectively.
Our team—nearly 50 attorneys strong—includes the first U.S. Trustee for the Southern District of New York; a former senior trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the U.S. Trustee; former judicial law clerks; and attorneys who have represented the complete array of interests and constituents in out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation matters.