Squire Patton Boggs

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice noted for its representation of large and midmarket clients in the full range of creditor and debtor work, as well as its extensive international footprint. Experienced in international restructurings and complex insolvency litigation. Sectors of particular focus include energy and natural resources.

Strengths A source describes the team as "very knowledgeable, and more importantly, long-term strategic thinkers."

A source says the team has "very good depth of experience in the field of cross-border restructuring."

Work highlights Acted as lead restructuring counsel to Dana Gas in the restructuring of a $700 million mudaraba sukuk, an Islamic financing vehicle.

Notable practitioners

Elliot Smith sits as an of counsel in the practice and is note for his growing practice in company restructuring. A source says that he "does an excellent job, with good and timely work product."

Peter Morrison is a senior associate in the firm's Cleveland office. His burgeoning insolvency practice is bolstered by his additional expertise in debt financing.

Stephen Lerner 's market-leading bankruptcy practice is unusual in its international reach; he boasts enviable expertise in Chapter 15 proceedings. A source praises his "wealth of experience - he is very good at reaching consensus among parties and resolving issues."