Fox Rothschild LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Delaware
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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice noted for its ability to manage the full spectrum of bankruptcy-related issues for an array of parties, including creditors' committees, debtors and trustees. Noted for its handling of Chapter 7 cases, and also extensive experience with Chapter 11 proceedings. Also adept at handling out-of-court restructurings and workouts on behalf of distressed companies.

Strengths A source comments: "They do a great job for us - they know the system, the personalities and the judges."

Another interviewee describes the firm as "professional, practical and reasonable," and adds: "They're practical, business-minded attorneys."

Clients say the team are "very responsive and get to the bottom of issues that are not clear-cut."

Work highlights Advised Sempra Energy in connection with the Energy Futures Chapter 11 proceedings. The firm was able to secure confirmation of a plan or reorganization sponsored by Sempra, in which Sempra agreed to infuse capital into the company in order to acquire it.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Schlerf handles Chapter 11 cases on behalf of debtors, creditors and other parties, and also offers strength in out-of-court restructuring. An interviewee highlights his "expertise and insight," and adds: "It's great to have someone you can rely on when it comes to bankruptcy cases. He maintains deadlines and does a great job of keeping us on the ball."

Mette Kurth advises distressed companies as well as creditors and her recent experience includes bankruptcies in the hospitality, technology and retail sectors. A client appreciates that "she is very knowledgeable and goes out of her way for even small matters - she treats every case like it's the most important." Another source says: "I trust her 110 percent - she's an excellent attorney."