Bankruptcy Trustees Westbank - In our Insolvency and Restructuring Group, we have obtained international and national recognition in expertise in workout, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. The members of this great team are field leaders with various years of restructuring skill.
We have a national full service company full of Insolvency and Restructuring specialists practiced in M&A, IP and IT, labour and employment, securities, litigation, financial services, competition, tax, pensions, and real estate. We have great experience in restructuring cases and are able to meet and exceed our clients' expectations.
Our clients come from various businesses consisting of firms in retail, telecommunications, steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas, media, investment funds, insurance, forestry, energy, automotive, financial services, airlines, and agriculture.
Our professionals all around the nation combine national strength with local knowledge to be able to successfully represent and protect our clients' interests in each part of the nation.
Insolvency and Restructuring Group members represent clients before appellate and superior courts in bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring proceedings. Even if it is preferable to arrive at consensual resolution of difficult issues, this is not always possible and our Insolvency and Restructuring members are well equipped to represent clients' rights and interests before the courts. Our members have decades of skill in matters such as contested bankruptcy, sales process hearings, liquidation, realization and receivership procedures; classification hearings; sale approval motions; priority matters; and plan sanction and approval motions. We also have litigation skill in preference, undervalue, fraudulent conveyance, oppression, alter ego, subordination, reviewable transaction, and more.
Our goal is maximizing and preserving value for institutional lenders, major international financial institutions, senior lenders, asset-based lenders, private equity, mezzanine lenders, turnaround companies, distressed investors, bondholders, indenture trustees, court officers, and protection funds. We serve clients involved in financial restructuring, like for example special committees and boards of directors and others, in issues ranging from out-of-court restructurings, loan amendments, intercreditor arrangements, asset and business acquisitions and sales, pre-packaged plans, plans or arrangement, operational restructurings, and balance sheet restructurings through formal proceedings.
Our advice and services comprise the following:
There are many possible variations, in distressed financing situations. It is important for all parties to have a clear knowledge of the rights, interests, probable strategy, and tactics to achieve a successful result. Our Insolvency and Restructuring Group works closely along with members of our Financial Services Group, representing lenders in and out of court, financial restructurings, debtor-in-possession, financing arrangements, forbearance accommodations and arrangements, and exit financing.
Our team works very closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions Group and other teams to offer services in the sale or acquisition of assets or business in distressed situations. Our clientele comprise buyers, board of directors, sellers, institutional investors, special committees, lenders providing acquisition financing, buyout funds, and interested stakeholders.
We have advised in respect of plan-sponsor arrangements, strategic debt acquisitions, fulcrum security rights and issues and value maximizing strategies, methods consisting of the assessment of other counterparty arrangements and risks and the rejection or assignment of executory and other contracts. We have acted on plans of sales processes, arrangements, cross-border sales processes involving the combined use of the courts authorized sales procedures with Bankruptcy Codes sales, stalking-horse bidding processes (after or without a pre-filing sales process) comprising right bidding protections and auction sales or more conventional style sales processes.
We likewise assist in offering personalized services about both union and non-union cases in conjunction with our Labour and Employment Group.
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