Bast Amron LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique with an impressive bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Punches above its weight in its representation of debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and fiduciaries. Advises on a strong mix of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, as well as directors' and officers' liability matters. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the technology, energy and chemicals industries, among others. Frequently engaged by non-US clients for cross-border mandates.

Strengths"It is a really top-quality firm with good pedigree of experience," says one client, who also highlights that the lawyers "are tremendous litigators."

Another source calls it a "bankruptcy and litigation boutique with attorneys who have great experience and tons of knowledge."

A client says: "It is an exceptional team that works tirelessly to get a positive result."

Work highlights Counseled the debtors in the Chapter 15 case of Transbrasil in challenging and opposing efforts by the Brazilian trustees, which it was argued was beyond the scope of authority in the Brazilian bankruptcy proceedings.

Acted as counsel to Scott Brown, the trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Excelium Management, in converting the case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

Notable practitioners

Brett Amron is an experienced litigator who is recognized for his skill in contentious bankruptcy claims and investigations. Clients say: "His knowledge and ability to navigate rough waters to get to the goal stand out."

Jeffrey Bast is noted for his ability to represent debtors and creditors' committees in contentious and noncontentious bankruptcy cases. "He is an outstanding attorney with excellent financial acumen," says a source.

Scott Brown garners recognition for his representation of creditors' rights as well as his role as trustee or fiduciary in bankruptcy cases. "He looks for the underlying reason for the distressed matter," says one impressed interviewee, who continues: "He helps us avoid potholes and pitfalls."