Distressed Asset Sales and Acquisitions

The well-counseled company considers several alternatives for divesting distressed businesses and troubled assets. The same is true for a savvy acquirer of businesses. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy has proven to be one important alternative. Using a Chapter 11 filing to accomplish a strategic sale of a distressed business can allow the company to protect the long-term viability and growth of its core assets while disposing of financially troubled ones. Our experience extends not only to the Chapter 11 elements of bankruptcy asset sales, but also to merger, acquisition and divestiture matters – a powerful combination for our clients in matters ranging from simple asset transactions to complex cross-border engagements.

We have played central roles on both sides of the negotiating table in numerous Chapter 11 dispositions of distressed assets and troubled businesses. The firm’s work involves both buyers and sellers in industries as varied as aviation, distribution, energy generation, heavy manufacturing, hospitality, hospitals, landmark buildings, real estate and retail.

The firm’s business attorneys’ transactional, restructuring and acquisition experience covers the gamut of business transactions and industries including Construction, Oil & Gas, Securities, Hospitality (Hotels), Medical Facilities Acquisition, Acquisition/Divestitures, Real Estate, Aerospace/Aviation, Pharmaceutical Technology, Intellectual Property, International Business, Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

The firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring attorneys are recognized experts in distressed M&A and asset divestiture transactions, whether through Section 363 bankruptcy sales, Chapter 11 reorganization plans, foreclosure sales, secured party sales, receiverships or other distressed sale processes. The breadth and depth of our experience and understanding in this area is a result of our multi-disciplinary approach. We work closely with attorneys from our corporate, M&A, securities, litigation, tax, environmental, intellectual property, real estate, labor, and governmental and regulatory practice groups.

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