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Blank Rome LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Stellar bankruptcy and restructuring team handling the full range of issues including Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 matters, as well as related bankruptcy litigation. Maintains a specialty practice advising maritime and transportation clients, and possesses significant knowledge of complex financing transactions. Clients also include major financial institutions and companies in the energy sector. Strong in representation of debtors and both secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring proceedings.

Strengths

Sources comment: "It is a very good, solid firm with a strong presence."

Interviewees say: "Their people are very knowledgeable and great advocates."

Work highlights

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Chisholm Oil and Gas Operating in connection with its Chapter 11 filing.

Notable practitioners

Joel Charles Shapiro offers particular expertise in matters relating to the aviation industry and frequently represents a range of parties involved in bankruptcies and workouts.
"Joel has a wide bandwidth in terms of capabilities and skills."

Josef Mintz is praised for his work representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy cases.
"Josef is a terrific lawyer - he's very bright and very capable." "An excellent attorney."

Michael Schaedle 's practice focuses on the representation of creditors, purchasers and fiduciaries in bankruptcy proceedings and international insolvencies.
"Michael has a strong presence and he is great on his feet." "Michael is brilliant; he is collaborative and smart."

Regina Stango Kelbon wins praise from all corners of the market for her work on high-value restructuring transactions and Chapter 11 proceedings.
"Regina is a very strong lawyer and a good advocate. She is effective and commercial." "She is outstanding."

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Overview

  • We are the largest bankruptcy team in Pennsylvania and a market leader for bankruptcy services there and in Mid-Atlantic states. We're the heart of a 50-lawyer practice, also in Delaware, New York, the West Coast, and Washington, D.C.
  • We represent lenders, secured creditors, indenture trustees, official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, debtors, asset purchasers, and other fiduciaries and parties in bankruptcy, reorganization, and workout matters, including related litigation.
  • Several of us are both finance and bankruptcy lawyers—distinguishing us from competitors and allowing us to better understand adversaries’ strategy and to advise our clients accordingly.
  • We frequently represent secured creditors and debtor-in-possession lenders in Chapter 11 cases.
  • We work on creditors’ committee engagements involving a variety of industries, representing. institutional and trade constituents.
  • We're a strong name in the shipping, maritime, and transportation arenas, and we're particularly skilled in handling Chapter 15 cases, in which debtors outside the U.S. can access U.S. courts.
  • Senior finance work is a core component of our restructuring practice. We often represent first- and second-lien secured creditors and debtor-in-possession lenders in Chapter 11 cases, with long-standing clients in this area.
  • Blank Rome is nationally known for insurance recovery work, which frequently includes our practice assisting corporate clients in Chapter 11.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Blank Rome LLP

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Department location

One Logan Square

130 North 18th Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-6998

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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Joel Charles Shapiro
Band 2
Josef Mintz
Band 4
Michael B. Schaedle
Band 2
Regina Stango Kelbon
Star Individuals