DLA Piper LLP (US)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Respected Chicago team noted for its work on large cross-border bankruptcies. Particular strength in the representation of funds as investors in and purchasers of distressed companies, while also noted for its debtor-side representations in Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

Strengths"I had an outstanding experience with it," reports one market source, adding: "It did an outstanding job."

According to one client, "it is very practical and does a great job. The work it has done is very innovative and very creative."

Work highlights Acted for Arcadia Group on Chapter 15 filings brought by its foreign representatives.

Notable practitioners

John Lyons
is "highly responsive and highly innovative," according to one source. He primarily acts for debtors and trustees on Chapter 11 and distressed M&A.

Richard Chesley
represents clients in Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 filings, while also advising on domestic and international distressed M&A. According to one client: "He is professional, knows his category and does a great job."