Baker & Hostetler LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Hugely well-respected practice group handling complex, high-value cases for significant clients. Particular experience in bankruptcy litigation, fraudulent transfer cases and restructurings involving the aerospace and automotive industries. Also stands out for its work on behalf of nonprofit organizations, particularly those in the education and healthcare spheres.

Strengths Clients value the firm's "knowledge of export control questions and litigation matters. They are also very pragmatic, available and very strong in knowledge of the law."

Sources note that Baker & Hostetler's attorneys "summarize and synthesize complicated situations very well."

Work highlights Advised American Greetings Corporation (AG) on the bankruptcy cases of Marsh Supermarkets Holding, Toys R Us and Haggen Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees describe Brian Bash as "very knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy, and a great leader." He maintains a strong creditors' rights practice and regularly advises bankruptcy trustees, also acting as a trustee himself.

Eric Goodman is recommended for his representation of creditors and receivers in high-value bankruptcy proceedings. A source attests that "Eric’s knowledge and communication have been quite instrumental."

Matthew Goldman regularly represents creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also advises purchasers of distressed assets in sales authorized under Section 363.

Michael VanNiel is praised for his skills in bankruptcy litigation, often representing unsecured creditor clients. A client reports that he has "a good track record of finding winnable solutions in dire situations."