Corporate bankruptcy has evolved.
In the new economy, fewer businesses in distress are charting a course of traditional reorganization. Companies are taking advantage of cheaper access to capital and pursuing refinancings, restructurings, sales and acquisitions. We help them or their creditor constituencies explore options such as fast-paced Section 363 bankruptcy sales and other distressed investment strategies.
Our focus on industry nuances is a significant advantage. Financial restructuring solutions aren’t one-size fits all and are shaped by market and regulatory forces. We know the dynamics and players unique to a variety of industries—from real estate and financial services, to health care and manufacturing, to infrastructure and beyond. In all instances, our goal is to protect existing assets and unlock new value.
Our team is always focused on being high-level business counselors as well as legal advisors. We address operational inefficiencies, facilitate balance sheet restructuring, advance turnaround plans, draft agreements that guard against future risk and (when necessary) wind down and liquidate.
We help our clients focus on the future by taking a strategic approach to:
Law360 | December 11, 2018
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partners Lee Harrington of Boston and Dan Sklar of Manchester and Complex Commercial Disputes partner George Skelly of Boston are mentioned in this story for their representation of Tempnology in an ongoing licensing suit, which is now before the Supreme Court.
Modern Restaurant Management | August 29, 2018
This end-of-month roundup of top restaurant news includes highlights from Nixon Peabody’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture team’s quarterly Crystal Ball outlook report. Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington, Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage, and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracey Scarpello are quoted.
The Bond Buyer | May 17, 2018
New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this article about how things have changed over the last decade in the city of Vallejo, California, since filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2008.
Journal of Corporate Renewal | April 30, 2018
Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone and New York City counsel Chris Desiderio authored this article about the steps and strategies franchisors and franchisee lenders must take to mitigate exposure to potential fraud.
ABI Journal | April 04, 2018
New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio and Manchester financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar are co-authors of this article analyzing two recent circuit court decisions that may have exposed a weakness in the bankruptcy court sale-and-approval process.
New Hampshire Business Review | January 18, 2018
Manchester financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar contributed this article on the challenges facing colleges and universities.
Bond Buyer | December 20, 2017
This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as special bankruptcy counsel to Chicago's Sales Tax Corporation.
Wall Street Journal | December 02, 2017
In this article on Chicago’s $3B bond sale, New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted for advising the city.
The Bond Buyer | November 13, 2017
This article lists Nixon Peabody as transaction counsel for the city of Chicago and its new highly rated sales tax securitization and quotes New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas.
Wall Street Journal | September 18, 2017
San Francisco financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lou Cisz is quoted in this article on the factors that led to retailer Toys ‘R’ Us’ bankruptcy filing.
Law360 | July 05, 2017
This article notes New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy group senior counsel Dennis Drebsky for representing Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. in an ongoing settlement with Lehman Brothers.
Law360 | July 02, 2017
New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy group senior counsel Dennis Drebsky is mentioned in this article for representing Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. in a settlement with Lehman Brothers.
Law360 | March 23, 2017
Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington is mentioned in this article as representing the creditors in Cosi Inc.’s new Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
Law360 | February 09, 2017
San Francisco financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lou Cisz and commercial litigation associate Karl Sung co-authored this article about the future of the coal industry under the Trump administration.
The New York Times | November 21, 2016
Boston partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone is quoted in this article about a recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court in favor of Madoff fund investors.
Journal of Bankruptcy Law | September 30, 2016
New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas authored this column that discusses the importance of proper planning for health care entities to navigate the legal “shoals” of Bayou Shores and similar cases to arrive at a successful restructuring.
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