Epstein Becker Green's Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization lawyers provide responsive, cost-effective, and results-oriented counsel to a wide variety of clients. We handle bankruptcy- and insolvency-related representations, out-of-court restructurings, and the full range of distressed business and asset transactions throughout the country. Our clients include debtors and debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, factors, trustees, receivers, purchasers of assets, landlords, and parties doing business with debtors in distress.

Our team has handled bankruptcies and business reorganizations in various industries, with particular emphasis on health care and life sciences, distribution, entertainment, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and technology. Drawing on the knowledge of Epstein Becker Green’s health care and life sciences antitrust, capital markets, corporate governance, employee benefits, environmental law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and tax lawyers, as well as their own experience in these disciplines, our Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization lawyers are able to provide clients with comprehensive and value-added solutions to the myriad problems that can occur in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Our Services

Epstein Becker Green's Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization lawyers:

  • Structure and implement distressed asset acquisition and disposition transactions across a variety of industry lines
  • Represent buyers in connection with the acquisition of going-concern businesses and other distressed assets, including conducting due diligence; negotiating transaction documents; participating in auctions; obtaining court approval, where required; and coordinating closing and post-closing activities
  • On behalf of both secured lenders and factors, document loans, receivable fundings, and other forms of financial accommodations; implement mechanisms to protect collateral value; and develop strategies to extricate lenders and factors from distressed situations
  • Defend clients in bankruptcy adversary proceedings, such as claims for avoidance of preferences and fraudulent conveyances
  • Advise clients on creditors’ rights, the pursuit and protection of claims, critical vendor rights, rights of setoff and recoupment, and the operation of the automatic stay
Besides handling diverse insolvency-related transactional matters, we have successfully negotiated, litigated, and/or investigated many bankruptcy and insolvency issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Adequate protection
  • Assumption and rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Automatic stay
  • Bankruptcy appeals
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and D&O claims
  • Cash collateral
  • Contested confirmation of reorganization plans
  • Dischargeability of debts
  • Exclusivity
  • Foreclosure
  • Fraudulent conveyances
  • Lender liability
  • Objections to claims
  • Preferential transfers
  • Substantive consolidation
  • Turnover demands
  • Valuation disputes
Our lawyers have appeared before federal bankruptcy, district, and appellate courts nationwide, as well as in state and federal court attachment, levy, injunction, and collection actions.

In addition, our Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization lawyers are particularly adept in the area of health care-related financial restructurings. Their experience includes:

  • Representing bidders and buyers of hospitals and health care providers in Chapter 11 and state court proceedings
  • Counseling various health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), independent physicians associations (IPAs), and other managed care providers in connection with bankruptcy litigation
  • Advising lenders and factors that provide financing, whether pre-petition, post-petition, or exit financing
  • Counseling investment bankers regarding insolvent health care providers and the structuring of reorganization plans
  • Advising financially troubled health care debtors in out-of-court workouts
Representative Cases

  • AbitibiBowater, Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
  • Brown Publishing Company (Central Islip, NY)
  • HealthExtras, LLC (Baltimore, MD)
  • Interfaith Medical Center, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Island One Resorts, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
  • Le Gourmet Chef, Inc. (Newark, NJ)
  • Leonard A. Farber, M.D., PLLC, d/b/a The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology (New York, NY)
  • Miron Building Supply, LLC (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Roper Brothers Lumber Company, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
  • Saints Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York (New York, NY)
  • Screenmasters LLC (Worcester, MA)
  • Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester (White Plains, NY)
  • Swanke Hayden Connell Ltd. (New York, NY)
  • Wen-Kev, Inc. (Newark, NJ)