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USA 2022
California Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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Band 4

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

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Our Insolvency and Restructuring team offers practical, innovative solutions to complex business and legal issues that arise in the restructuring process, focusing on resolving clients' economic objectives. We provide proactive, front-end counseling to clients in structuring commercial transactions to identify and minimize risks related to insolvency and bankruptcy. Financial institutions seek our assistance in restructuring large syndicated loans as well as "club" and middle-market loans. Our lender clients rely on us for thoughtful advice and prompt, market-tested structures and documentation in debtor-in-possession, exit and other bankruptcy-related financings. We are one of the leading firms to represent indenture trustees in connection with credit default administration and related litigation.

Katten's Insolvency and Restructuring attorneys have significant experience representing financially strained enterprises, including as Chapter 11 debtors, in various fields such as energy, technology, consumer products, retail and data-collection, and related services. We also represent buyers and sellers of businesses and assets in distressed situations, including in the context of bankruptcy proceedings and through the use of various state law procedures. We frequently represent stalking-horse and other third-party bidders in bankruptcy sales. Our team works closely with the firm's corporate and transactional attorneys to provide the optimal mix of experience in any transaction.

Chambers Review

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California
4
Band 4
What the team is known for

Strong creditor-side practice that particularly stands out for its representation of financial institutions as lenders and administrative agents. Also offers accomplished counsel in relation to the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets. Further noted for representation of third-party bidders in bankruptcy sales. Sought after for its strength in contentious situations, frequently acting for indenture trustees and creditor clients in bankruptcy-related litigation.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented UMB Bank in its capacity as the successor indenture trustee of senior notes issued by Rowan USA in that company's Chapter 11 proceedings and those of its parent company, Valaris.

Notable Practitioners

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William B Freeman
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William B Freeman
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Band 4

William Freeman is experienced in advising clients on bankruptcy matters concerning a range of industries including retail and entertainment.
"William brings practical and commercially focused advice to complex matters."

Craig A Barbarosh
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Craig A Barbarosh
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Band 3

Craig Barbarosh represents clients in a range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, from Chapter 11 proceedings to litigation. He is particularly adept at acting for financial institution clients.
"Craig is very strategic in multiple dimensions, he plays multi-level chess and is fantastic in all respects."

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Craig A Barbarosh
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Craig A Barbarosh
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Band 3
William B Freeman
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William B Freeman
4
Band 4

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