Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Leader in complex restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings around the globe

Why Cooley
  • Complex creditor committee work for some of the biggest brand names such as RadioShack, Mervyn’s, Eddie Bauer, Sbarro’s, Brookstone, Blockbuster and Frederick’s of Hollywood
  • Strong reputation in the claims trading community for obtaining higher than expected returns in bankruptcy engagements 
  • 75+ bankruptcy cases in the past 5 years, making our practice one of the most active in the country 
  • Acted as mediator in 100+ preference actions
  • Establish a competitive sale atmosphere and strive to obtain results that yield a meaningful distribution to general unsecured creditors, while focusing on delivering a going-concern enterprise to continue relationships for vendors, landlords and other constituents
  • Frequently recognized and awarded for helping distressed companies reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy and for representing companies in distressed mergers and acquisitions 
  • Play a significant role in some of the largest bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases
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. – Co-Chair, Creditors Committee in Retail Bankruptcy

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Tier 1 nationally for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • 10th Annual Turnaround Awards: “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year” for Frederick’s of Hollywood
  • 10th Annual Turnaround Awards: “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for RadioShack
  • 7th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards: “Cross Border Distressed M&A Deal of the Year” for Brookstone Stores
  • M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards: “Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year” for KIT Digital

Bankruptcy Preference Actions

Frequently Asked Questions

The cases in which you’ve [Cooley] been involved have been handled so professionally and so effectively… – Hon. Kevin Gross

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Group Contacts
Jay Indyke Partner, New York
Jeffrey Cohen Partner, New York
Robert Eisenbach Of Counsel, San Francisco
Lawrence Gottlieb Senior Counsel, New York
Cathy Hershcopf Partner, New York
Richard Kanowitz Partner, New York
J. Michael Kelly Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Ali Mojdehi Partner, San Diego
Seth Van Aalten Partner, New York
Jon Yorke Partner, London
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