Brown Rudnick LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

New York
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What the team is known for Established reputation acting on behalf of debtors, borrowers and unsecured creditors in contentious bankruptcy and restructuring situations. Well known for its depth of knowledge in insolvency matters, particularly for distressed investors. Frequently represents clients in complex domestic and international matters, with experience advising on distressed situations involving Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the USA.

Work highlights Represented the class of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault victims in the Chapter 11 proceedings of The Weinstein Company. The team played a key role in helping to formulate a Chapter 11 plan that would provide compensation for Weinstein's victims.

Notable practitioners

Edward Weisfelner is experienced in handling Chapter 11 proceedings on behalf of creditors' committees, indenture trustees and equity holders, among other clients. Weisfelner heads up his firm's bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice.

Robert Stark handles a wide range of corporate bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings and workouts, on behalf of debtors, creditors, committees and investors. Market sources consider him to be "a tremendous lawyer" and describe him as "very street smart and very creative."