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 12, 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 30, 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 18, 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 | May 01, 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 05, 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 19, 2018
Manchester financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar contributed this article on the challenges facing colleges and universities.
Bond Buyer | December 21, 2017
This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as special bankruptcy counsel to Chicago's Sales Tax Corporation.
Wall Street Journal | December 03, 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 14, 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 19, 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 06, 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 03, 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 24, 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 10, 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 22, 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 | October 01, 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.
Reuters | August 17, 2016
This article focuses on Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas’s biggest power company, request of a US bankruptcy court to allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11. The coverage notes that Energy Future faces stiff opposition from a group of creditors—including NP client American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC—about how tax assets would be used in the power giant’s proposed spinoff of its major operating unit as the company kicked off the first half of its second attempt to exit bankruptcy. Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is quoted and Boston global finance partner Amanda Darwin, Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, and New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy associate Christopher Fong are listed among American Stock’s counsel.
Debtwire | July 29, 2016
Bankruptcy and financial restructuring partner Robert Christmas provides commentary in this feature story focused on Detroit's financial strength.
Law360 | July 08, 2016
Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington authored this piece that discusses decisions suggesting that recipients of payments on securities and debt instruments have to carefully consider how broadly a court will apply the Section 546(e) safe harbor to protect these payments from avoidance and recovery by a bankruptcy trustee.
Rochester Business Journal | April 29, 2016
New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio is quoted in this article about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court sale of Flour City Bagels LLC.
The Bond Buyer | April 28, 2016
New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted extensively throughout this article about the future of pension obligation bonds in California in the wake of the San Bernardino and Stockton bankruptcies.
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