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Cole Schotz P.C.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Highly respected bankruptcy group noted for its extensive debtor and creditor capabilities. Frequently acts on complex Chapter 11 proceedings and related litigation, with notable experience in sectors including real estate, retail and technology. Also maintains a strong corporate restructuring practice and is well placed to advise on debtor-in-possession financing and Chapter 11 trustee matters.

Strengths

"They met every deadline, did top-notch work and were able to outmaneuver larger firms with their skill, hard work and expertise," enthuses one interviewee.

Another source comments: "They are highly knowledgeable and skilled in complex bankruptcy representation, creative in their approach and dogged in their determination, while also cognizant of practical considerations."

"Cole Schotz P.C. has a strong corporate restructuring team," states one market commentator, further highlighting: "I view them as top of class in our market."

Work highlights

Assisted the Hershey Company and its subsidiaries with intellectual property and licensing issues related to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of GNC Holdings, preventing the selling of spoiled products and the inclusion of products in discounted sales.

Notable practitioners

Gary Leibowitz is held in high esteem for his able handling of bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation.
"He was knowledgeable, tenacious and a wonderful advocate for the little guy. He kept us informed throughout the process, sought our input and suggested strategic moves to maximize creditor recovery. He was articulate and well respected in court." "He is creative and aggressive but also very personable in his interactions with me, the other parties and the court."

Irving Walker has a strong track record of representing debtors and creditors in high-stakes Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.
"Walker is a top-flight attorney who can handle any level of sophisticated bankruptcy case." "Top-notch lawyer."

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Overview

Cole Schotz’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice is a distinguished and nationally renowned full-service group that is regularly cited in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and lauded for a track record that boasts unparalleled effectiveness, success and value.

Complex in and out-of-court corporate restructurings, state and federal insolvency proceedings and high stakes bankruptcy litigation: Cole Schotz delivers innovative strategies and winning solutions for the distress arena expertly and efficiently.

Due to their complex and oftentimes emergent nature, Cole Schotz takes a highly collaborative approach to financial restructuring matters.  We involve our Corporate, Tax, Real Estate, Environmental, and Litigation practices, as needed, to leverage knowledge, skills and business acumen as we work together to meet our clients’ demands and provide effective counsel.


Unlike many other bankruptcy practices, we do not represent major financial institutions. Therefore, we can act directly adverse to those entities - an oftentimes crucial need for our financial restructuring clients.  Further, debtors or creditors’ committees can hire us as co-counsel or conflicts counsel for investigations and litigation as a result of our 100% financial institution-neutral status.



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Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Cole Schotz P.C.

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Department location

300 East Lombard Street

Suite 2000

Baltimore

Maryland

USA

MD 21202

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Gary Leibowitz
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Irving E Walker
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