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USA Massachusetts Bankruptcy/Restructuring

The focus is on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganized or go into liquidation. Also, especially in the current economic environment, the chapter includes lawyers who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers in this chapter assist clients such as corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers, directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to transactional work, bankruptcy also covers any related litigation, such as disputes between such parties in connection with distressed companies and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 processes.

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Band 1
  1. Brown Rudnick LLP
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    Brown Rudnick LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Brown Rudnick is regularly engaged by ad hoc and official committees, equity holders and debtors to handle a range of insolvency matters. The firm's areas of expertise include Chapter 11 bankruptcy, litigation and out-of-court proceedings. It has notable experience representing distressed investors in sophisticated restructuring cases spanning a range of industries.
  2. Mintz
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    Mintz
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Mintz provides market-leading advice to investors and creditors of all types. Lawyers are highly experienced in all manner of insolvency and restructuring matters with the ability to act on both a national and an international level. The firm offers notable expertise in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies. It handles matters across a range of sectors, such as healthcare and education, including both in and out-of-court restructurings.
  3. Murphy & King, P.C.
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    Murphy & King, P.C.
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Murphy & King has standout bankruptcy specialists active in numerous sectors including real estate. The firm has substantial capabilities on both the debtor and creditor sides. It frequently handles Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, out-of-court workouts and matters for estate fiduciaries.
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Band 2
  1. Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
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    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Choate Hall & Stewart represents creditors across a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. The firm has broad sector strength encompassing food, technology, healthcare, sports and retail. It advises its roster of blue-chip clients on sales, financings and intercreditor disputes.
  2. Goulston & Storrs
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    Goulston & Storrs
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Goulston & Storrs handles complex restructuring and insolvency matters of all stripes. Its clients include lenders and debtors. The firm offers particular experience in matters pertaining to the real estate and retail sectors. Goulston & Storrs is noted for expertise in corporate reorganization issues, and also represents distressed portfolio firms on behalf of private equity companies. It frequently assists landlords during the Chapter 11 filings of their major retail tenants, as well as mortgage lenders in relation to office foreclosures.
  3. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is experienced in all manner of distressed finance situations, typically representing financial institutions acting as lenders or agents. The firm is recommended for bankruptcy-related disputes including creditors' rights litigation. It also offers expertise in advising investors on distressed asset transactions. The team advises on major municipal bankruptcies and often oversees cases involving prominent energy and retail-sector organizations.
  4. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Ropes & Gray offers adept representation of debtors, lenders and shareholders. The firm's work includes Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Lawyers have substantial experience with distressed M&A, as well as insolvency litigation. It is notable for its prowess in counselling private equity firms in restructurings throughout the USA.
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Band 3
  1. Casner & Edwards, LLP
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    Casner & Edwards, LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Casner & Edwards represents creditor-side clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. The firm possesses sector experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical and construction. Its lawyers are specialists at addressing sophisticated workouts and restructurings, and are skilled at the representation of commercial real estate clients in a wide array of insolvency transactions.
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    Foley Hoag LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Foley Hoag is experienced in Chapter 11 reorganizations as well as out-of-court restructurings and wind-downs. The firm is also capable of advising clients on the full range of bankruptcy-related disputes. It often represents creditors and debtors in relation to matters in the biotechnology, healthcare and public sectors.
  3. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight has expertise in midmarket-level bankruptcy and distressed finance on both a national and international scale. The firm represents clients across a range of industries, including energy, education and technology. Its clients include creditors, contract counterparties, companies in distress and debtors.
  4. Locke Lord LLP
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    Locke Lord LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Locke Lorde has a strong team with notable experience advising on high-profile bankruptcies across the country. The firm is adept at assisting clients with Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and distressed acquisitions. It acts for clients from a range of sectors, including media, financial services and energy.
  5. Murtha Cullina LLP
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    Murtha Cullina LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Murtha Cullina is equally adept at handling contentious and noncontentious matters for businesses, lenders and trustees. The practice is experienced in insolvency and distressed finance situations affecting companies in a range of sectors. It is noted for its work on sophisticated Chapter 7 cases, and oversees major distressed asset transactions as well as asset recovery and fraudulent transfer claims.
  6. Sullivan & Worcester
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    Sullivan & Worcester
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Worcester is known for skilled handling of contentious and out-of-court bankruptcy and restructuring matters across the USA. The firm is highly recommended for advising on Chapter 11 filings, with niche expertise in aviation. It also regularly advises local and international clients on the sale and acquisition of distressed assets.
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Band 4
  1. K&L Gates
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    K&L Gates
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    K&L Gates regularly handles matters for distressed businesses and purchasers of distressed assets. The firm possesses expertise across a broad range of sectors, including energy, technology and manufacturing. The team is also noted for its expertise advising financial institutions in bankruptcy matters. Lawyers at the firm are regularly appointed as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees. The firm also handles litigation relating to allegations of fraud, fiduciary duty violations and fraudulent transfer claims.
  2. Nixon Peabody LLP
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    Nixon Peabody LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Nixon Peabody advises creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 cases. The firm stands out for its work on contentious matters in the bankruptcy courts, as well as advising on real estate foreclosures. The firm often oversees matters filed in major jurisdictions such as Texas and Delaware.
  3. Proskauer Rose LLP
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    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Proskauer Rose is recognized for the strength of its creditor-side practice, particularly for private lenders, high-yield debt and mezzanine lenders.
  4. Mirick O'Connell
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    USA 2022 | Band 4