DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Polsinelli PC

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

2 ranked lawyersBand 4DelawareUSA 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Well-known bankruptcy and restructuring team noted for its breadth of experience representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees and Chapter 7 trustees. Recognized for its litigation strengths and is regularly engaged to provide counsel on insurance matters and breach of fiduciary duties. Represents clients from a wide array of industries, including healthcare, technology, energy and financial services.

Strengths

One client attests: "It's an exceptional team that is very client-focused."

Another says: "The attorneys are very strong, well prepared, and have great advocacy skills."

Sources also report: "The team is well organized and managed."

Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel to Lucky's Supermarket in connection with its $500 million Chapter 11 filing.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Ward is a bankruptcy practitioner who is regularly called on for his knowledge of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 filings. He also has the ability to advise on the sale of assets under Section 363.
"He is a skilled litigator, mediator and consummate negotiator who understands the path to find a resolution."

Shanti Katona focuses her bankruptcy practice on litigating claims on behalf of a range of clients including trustees, debtors and creditors.
"Shanti is a fearless and very skilled litigator who is effective and pragmatic and can be adverse without being adversarial." "She is a very effective communicator and I have been astonished by her preparedness for court hearings."

Department Information

This content is provided by Polsinelli PC.

Overview

Polsinelli's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group is a nationally recognized practice that is part of an AmLaw 100 law firm and a national footprint with attorneys from Delaware and New York, across the heartland, to Los Angeles that provides cost-efficient legal services to its clients via a mid-market rate structure and a collaborative culture.  

Represents and Specializes In:

  • Chapter 11 debtors
  • Distressed borrowers and buyers and sellers of distressed assets
  • Official committees, trustees, individual creditors such as debt holders, vendors, and landlords, and bankruptcy litigants
  • non-bankruptcy alternatives, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, out-of-court workouts, receiverships, and state court liquidations. 

The Group routinely collaborates with Polsinelli's top-ranked health care practice to provide a special focus on distressed health care. 

Representative engagements include (a) lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtors Senior Care Centers, EBH Topco, LLC/Elements Behavioral Health, Inc., ActiveCare, Inc., PhaseRx, Inc., Jet Midwest Group, LLC, Ensequence, Inc. and Soupman, Inc., (b) Delaware bankruptcy, regulatory and conflicts counsel to the TCEH Creditors’ Committee in Energy Future Holdings Corp. (seventh-largest bankruptcy ever filed) and CIBER, Inc.; (c) lead counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and/or Liquidating Trust in JMO Winddown/Jumio, H. Krevit Incorporated, Open Range Communications, Crossroads Wireless, and Ultimate Escapes.

Members
Industries

Energy

Health Care

Hospitality

Insurance

Manufacturing

Real Estate

Retail

Telecommunications

Trucking and Transportation

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Polsinelli PC

firm
Department location

222 Delaware Avenue

Suite 1101

Wilmington

Delaware

USA

DE 19801

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Delaware

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Christopher A Ward
Band 3
Shanti Katona
Up and Coming