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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

An accomplished group of practitioners with experience in bankruptcy litigation and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Considerable expertise in healthcare-related insolvencies and real estate restructurings, as well as asbestos-related bankruptcies. The team is well versed in representing all parties, including secured creditors and creditor committees as well as trustees and debtors.

Strengths

One client reports: "They communicate well within their firm and with me, which I appreciate. They are responsive, thorough and professional, providing excellent explanations of the bankruptcy proceedings and issues, and comprehensive advice."

Another says: "The team has a very strong and thorough understanding of bankruptcy law. They are good communicators and provide timely responses."

Sources comment: "They are responsive and effective."

Work highlights

Represented BNY Mellon as indenture trustee in relation to the Chapter 11 proceedings in Murray Energy.

Notable practitioners

Curtis Plaza advises financial institutions, trustees and corporations on a broad range of bankruptcy matters.
"Curtis systematically laid out options and helped quantify pros and cons. He understands the inner workings of bankruptcy proceedings and the players involved." "Curtis is thorough, engaging, strategic and personable."

Dennis O'Grady has a wealth of experience counseling an array of clients on a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring issues.
"Dennis is phenomenal. He has good negotiation skills, identifies issues very quickly and sees the big picture." "He is well versed in bankruptcy law and he stays on top of all the developments."

Joseph Schwartz is renowned for his expert handling of Chapter 11 cases for a variety of bankruptcy clients.
"He is a top-notch bankruptcy lawyer. He really understands the system and knows how to get things done." "Joseph is really smart and really savvy." "He listens to clients' needs and business issues and is able to understand them quickly and act upon them."

Tara Schellhorn impresses both clients and peers with her growing bankruptcy practice. She has notable experience in significant Chapter 11 cases.
"Tara is very well respected and moving up the ranks." "She is a solid performer."

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Overview

Riker Danzig is unique among prominent New Jersey law firms for experience and expertise in bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, real estate restructurings, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings and also for its practice on a national platform.  The firm has earned a nationwide reputation for its representation of debtors, secured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, indenture trustees, bondholders, private equity groups, creditors' committees, trustees, as well as third party plan proponents (i.e. takeovers) in all aspects of litigation under the bankruptcy code.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

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Location

Headquarters Plaza

One Speedwell Avenue

Morristown

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07962-1981

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New Jersey

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Curtis Plaza
Band 4
Dennis J. O'Grady
Senior Statespeople
Joseph L. Schwartz
Band 1
Tara J. Schellhorn
Up and Coming