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Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Comprised of nationally recognized bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights and insolvency lawyers, Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group provides exceptional business and legal advice to all stakeholders in complex reorganizations, both in and out of court.

Our Bankruptcy and Restructuring attorneys are recognized by their clients and peers in Chambers USA, US News & World Best Lawyers in America© and Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers for providing superlative and responsive advice on all aspects of insolvency law and related litigation. Our attorneys draw on their business experience in a vast array of industries to provide unparalleled restructuring advice.

We represent clients in restructurings, workouts, litigation and strategic investing on a national platform and cross-border insolvencies. Our clients include secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, investors and interested purchasers, debtors, boards of directors, creditors’ committees, fiduciaries, receivers, trustees, landlords and equity holders.

Our attorneys are business lawyers and litigators. We understand how deals should be done to avoid the risks associated with insolvency and are prepared to stand behind our advice and litigate those issues for our clients. As a result, our clients have sought our Bankruptcy and Restructuring lawyers to represent them in some of the largest and most complicated bankruptcies and restructurings.

The Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group works as a team across the Firm's multi-jurisdictional platform, drawing talent from disciplines throughout the Firm. We deliver our clients a deep bench of experienced attorneys, uniquely qualified to advise clients through any insolvency-related issue, delivering cutting-edge solutions to clients across the country.

Representative Experience

  • Represent a national family of insurance companies in numerous bankruptcy litigation and agency‑related matters across the country.
  • Represent numerous public pension plans and employee retirement systems across the country in significant fraudulent transfer litigation and in other Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters.
  • Represent many financial institutions and lenders and investors in pursuing creditors’ rights and remedies, foreclosures and receiverships, and in other bankruptcy litigation matters.
  • Represented and guided numerous companies through the Chapter 11 process resulting in successful reorganizations or sales of assets.  Examples include White Energy, Inc., a $400 million multi-state ethanol producer, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the District of Delaware, successfully resulting in a confirmed restructuring plan, and Akron Thermal, a utility provider of steam, hot water and chilled water.
  • Represented William L. West, as Custodial Trustee of the EP Custodial Trust in the In re Eagle Picher Holdings Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy to oversee the clean‑up and sale of contaminated real property held in trust.
  • Lead counsel to mezzanine lender in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of a former franchisee of a chain of fast casual restaurants. Litigated issues include claims of former franchisor related to post-termination rights and attempted sale of assets to mezzanine lender. Decision on these issues is reported at In re Flour City Bagels, LLC, 2016 WL 4595487 (Bankr. W.D.N.Y., Sep. 2, 2016).

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