Creditors' Rights and Commercial Law

Ice Miller is a recognized leader in creditors’ rights and commercial law.

Disputes involving insolvent or distressed debtors are often complex.  Our extensive experience guides clients through debtor/creditor disputes while helping them meet their business objectives.  Because these disputes often involve a range of issues, our creditors’ rights and commercial law attorneys regularly draw upon the talents of other Ice Miller lawyers with experience in tax, benefits, environmental law and other legal fields to provide the most effective representation for our clients.

Representative Clients

Representative Experience

  • We represented several airport authorities in the American Airlines Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, and successfully negotiated new leases and contracts for assumption upon implementation of the plan of reorganization.
  • We represented a multinational secured lender owed over $15 million in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the largest mobile home park in the Midwest.
  • We represented two nationwide clothing retailers in the General Growth Properties (“GGP”) Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Combined, the retailers had over 100 store locations in GGP owned shopping malls and claims for all stores were globally resolved by agreement.
  • We represented the assignee of a first lien holder’s rights in the foreclosure and acquisition of commercial real estate located in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • We represented Indiana municipalities in pursuit of environmental remedies in bankruptcy court to allow them to pursue claims against insurers outside of bankruptcy and obtain considerable funds for use in environmental remediation.
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