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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

2 ranked lawyersBand 4USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Accomplished team offering advice to creditors, investors and equity holders on a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 restructurings, rescue financings and out-of-court restructurings. Offers sector-specific experience pertaining to industries such as oil and gas, power and retail.

Strengths

Clients describe the lawyers as "thorough and commercial."

A market insider notes that the firm has a "deep bench that is well respected and focused on distressed investors' and creditors' representation."

A client comments: "The restructuring team is very deep, and one of their strong suits is being able to bring a team across all the keys aspects of restructuring including corporate, litigation and finance."

Work highlights

Acted for the official committee of unsecured creditors of EP Energy and its affiliated debtors in the company's Chapter 11 proceedings, involving around $5 billion of debt.

Notable practitioners

Jayme Goldstein acts for a broad array of clients including creditors' committees, lenders and noteholders in Chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy transactions. He has significant experience handling matters relating to the retail and oil and gas sectors.
"I like having Jayme as my lawyer when we are in tough situations because you know he's going to bring his 'A' game and he will always assemble the right team. He is super responsive, creative and thorough."

Kristopher Hansen garners praise for his strong expertise in the full range of bankruptcy matters, and routinely acts for clients including banks, lenders and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings. He also serves as chair of the firm's financial restructuring group.
"Kris Hansen is one of the top practitioners and is terrific. He has the perfect balance of a 'big guns' approach and a soft touch when needed."

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USA - Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Jayme Goldstein
Band 4
Kristopher M Hansen
Band 2