Business Restructuring

Leader in complex restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings around the globe

Why Cooley

Strong reputation for obtaining higher than expected returns in bankruptcy engagements where Cooley serves as lead counsel

Frequently recognized for helping distressed companies reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy and for representing companies in distressed mergers and acquisitions

Complex creditor committee work for some of the biggest brand names such as Mallinckrodt, Lord & Taylor, 24 Hour Fitness, J.C. Penney, Stage Stores and RadioShack

One of the most active corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practices in the country, handling thousands of insolvency-related disputes, contested matters and adversary proceedings over the past five years

Played a significant role in some of the largest bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases for companies 

Having served as a mediator in over 100 preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions, Cooley has a distinct advantage over its competitors in preference defense work and has an in-depth understanding of the strategies that are most effective for minimizing a creditor’s liability to a bankruptcy estate

Cooley’s bankruptcy and restructuring expertise is often cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, The Deal, Law360, and other leading media outlets 

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  • M&A Advisor 18th Annual Turnaround Awards: Section 363 Sale of the Year for AMAAS Brands 
  • M&A Advisor 14th Annual International M&A Award: Healthcare Life Sciences Deal of the Year for Mallinckrodt
  • Consistently ranked Tier 1 nationally for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law by US News’ Best Lawyers, most recently in 2022
  • Consistently rank in the top tier of The Deal’s league tables for total number of active cases
  • Global M&A Network’s 14th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards: Consumer Restructuring of the Year for Le Tote
  • Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards: Out of Court Restructuring: Pacific Ethanol Operational and Financial Restructuring
  • Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards: Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year for Mallinckrodt

Cooley remains squarely in #1 position as far as our choice of counsel in such otherwise unfortunate circumstances. The knowledge, skill, professionalism and relationships that your firm provides are priceless. [Cooley] certainly stands head and shoulders above the competition.


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