International in scope, the firm is involved in virtually every major chapter 11 reorganization case in the United States and in major international out-of-court debt restructurings encompassing every major industry
World-wide team of bankruptcy litigation lawyers works hand-in-hand with our award-winning Business Finance and Restructuring team to get successful results
Representations include creditors, debtors, ad hoc and official committees, acquirors, trustees, DIP lenders and other parties-in-interest
The stakes in major bankruptcy litigation are enormous. Corporate futures and fortunes are on the line. Weil’s Bankruptcy Litigation group is known and respected as the best in the country for strong, smart, effective client representation, and its ability to try cases.
Bankruptcy litigation unfolds very quickly. In a matter of a few months, and often just weeks, parties litigating major disputes that arise within a corporate bankruptcy must be ready to litigate every aspect of a complex case. This rapid pace demands that bankruptcy trial lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of substantive and procedural bankruptcy issues in order to make effective use of their trial skills. Bankruptcy litigation also requires the saviness and good judgment to constructively and aggressively negotiate resolutions to complex litigations in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our bankruptcy trial lawyers combine these skills based upon their expertise in bankruptcy law and procedure, extensive trial experience, and their ability consistently to obtain favorable resolutions.
We have more than 20 partners who regularly handle bankruptcy litigation matters in both US and cross-border cases. Our lawyers have successfully handled complex litigation matters in the most prominent and challenging bankruptcy cases, including Enron, Worldcom, Global Crossing, and Adelphia Communications.
Unlike other firms, our experience extends to both debtor and creditor representations. We are regularly called upon to evaluate and litigate:
- debtor in possession financings
- successor liability, constructive trust, alter ego, and lender liability issues
- section 363 assets sales
- assumption or rejection of complex contracts
- complex avoidance actions
- corporate governance and securities disputes
- confirmation of a plan of reorganization
We are uniquely able to bring the needed resources to each representation quickly. Our world-wide team of lawyers allows us to mobilize effective “swat” teams to conduct formal and informal discovery, brief significant legal issues, and give our clients the best opportunity to win in bankruptcy court.