McDonald Hopkins LLC

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Maintains a strong offering in the business restructuring space, with a focus on midmarket matters in the healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and real estate sectors. Represents a wide range of lenders, creditors and buyers, including franchisees, franchisors and auto dealerships.

Notable practitioners

Fellow practitioners describe Colette Gibbons as "one of the best lawyers in town," citing in particular her abilities in receivership issues. She draws from over 40 years of expertise to advise clients facing insolvency proceedings.

Scott Opincar receives plaudits for his deep experience in advising distressed businesses, creditors and financial institutions on bankruptcy issues. His practice sees him regularly handle issues such as transactional work, refinancing mandates and corporate restructurings.

Sean Malloy advises both creditors and debtors on a broad range of restructuring matters, including insolvency litigation, workouts and refinancings. He chairs both the firm's business restructuring services practice and its creditors' committee practice.

Shawn Riley receives plaudits for his "outstanding" knowledge and expertise in corporate restructuring matters, where he advises on issues such as distressed M&A, refinancings and recapitalizations. He currently serves as president of the firm.