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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Leading outfit for bankruptcy work, assisting distressed businesses and municipalities on big-ticket Chapter 11 and Chapter 9 matters across the state. Recognized for its regulatory compliance advice to banking clients and its stellar reputation in bankruptcy-related litigation. Has extensive experience handling cases in the mining, energy and healthcare sectors. Further noted for its work in loan restructuring and securities fraud.

Strengths

A client brands the service "outstanding," stating: "They are very efficient with their time and have a unique ability to cut through the clutter."

A second client highlights the "great synergy within the team," observing that: "They make use of their expertise in an appropriate manner to meet your needs."

One client brands the team "very professional, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful," adding: "We have used them on both creditor and debtor sides and in both cases they helped our company obtain great results."

Work highlights

Served as debtors' special counsel in the Chapter 11 cases of CraftWorks and 38 of its subsidiaries, handling the negotiation and restructuring of close to 200 leases for various restaurant locations across the country.

Notable practitioners

Cathleen Moore earns a position in the rankings after advising on Chapter 11 bankruptcy disputes and winning recognition from market sources.
"She understands the law and produces work to a very, very high level; I think she's fantastic.""She's super smart, engaging and friendly. I recognize her skills and they're excellent!"

Chris Glenos is skilled at handling bankruptcy matters, as well as restructurings and workouts. He heads the firm's bankruptcy and creditors' rights team.
"He offers great analysis, manages the team well and has practical solutions to complex problems, as well as a great legal mind." "He's a very sharp and smart lawyer."

Christopher Hawkins advises clients on policies and procedures related to bankruptcy and compliance.

Jay Bender is held in high esteem for his able handling of restructuring matters and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for both creditors and debtors. His clients span the energy, natural resources and agriculture sectors, as well as public bodies.

Parker Griffin assists with workouts and loan restructurings, as well as consumer bankruptcy litigation on both the creditor and debtor sides. His clients include restaurant operators, power companies and construction companies, in addition to a number of banks.

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Overview

Bradley attorneys have extensive regional and national experience in representing debtors and lenders in Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, and restructurings.

We regularly serve as counsel to businesses with unsecured claims and complex contractual relationships with Chapter 11 debtors; bondholders and indenture trustees in reorganization and liquidation cases; lenders involving criticized loans to businesses across various industries and secured by collateral of all types; and clients acquiring distressed businesses, assets, and loans.

Our clients include major financial firms and organizations, as well as numerous regional and local banks and lenders. We also serve businesses across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, utilities construction, real estate, automotive, manufacturing, and retail. Our attorneys regularly counsel municipalities and other public entities in restructuring matters, including – most notably – Jefferson County, Alabama, in one of the most prominent municipal bankruptcies in the country.

We handle a broad range of legal matters for these clients, including negotiated, out-of-court workouts; negotiated or contested Chapter 11 plans, debtor-in-possession financing; Section 363 sales; stay relief; and receiverships.    

In addition, our attorneys have experience in dealing with all types of assets, including real estate, accounts, inventory, equipment, and intellectual property.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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One Federal Place

1819 Fifth Avenue North

Birmingham

Alabama

USA

AL 35203

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Alabama

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Cathleen C Moore
Band 4
Chris Glenos
Band 2
Christopher L. Hawkins
Band 4
Jay R Bender
Band 1
T. Parker Griffin Jr.
Band 3