Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Financial Restructuring

Pullman & Comley's Bankruptcy practice represents debtors including institutional and individual debtors, creditors’ committees, secured parties, venture capitalists, equity holders, trustees, receivers, acquiring entities and other parties with substantial interest in bankruptcies, related insolvency proceedings, debt workouts and restructurings.

Our practice includes:

  • Representing clients in all aspects of the Chapter 11 reorganization process
  • Troubled company restructurings and liquidations
  • Bankruptcy litigation of all types
  • Health care insolvencies
  • Distressed acquisitions and asset sales
  • Real estate restructuring
  • Loan workouts

Clients benefit from the Bankruptcy practice’s strong background in business, litigation and financing.  Our goal is to deliver the highest quality results while recognizing our clients’ needs for efficient legal services and competitive pricing. With the assistance of other practices of the firm, the Bankruptcy Practice deals with the related issues of commercial real estate, securities law, partnership and syndication law, taxation and commercial litigation. Though we take a proactive approach that emphasizes consensus building with a goal towards a corporate restructure that satisfies the various competing interests, members of the Bankruptcy practice are also skilled in the strategic use of litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of nursing homes, hospitals and their management companies in Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Representation of a national nutritional supplement manufacturer in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of a major creditor in a high profile bankruptcy case of a famous rapper
  • Representation of largest creditor in a fuel and heating oil Chapter 11
  • Representation of largest unsecured creditor in a hedge fund bankruptcy
  • Representation of major pharmacy in Chapter 11 case  
  • Representation of bankruptcy examiner in Chapter 11 of 26 national donut franchises
  • Representation of national air cargo airline in Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of national manufacturer of friction materials in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  •  Representation of court appointed receiver of large nursing home network
  • Representation of national clothing retailer in Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of Chapter 11 trustee in sale of national restaurant franchises
  • Representation of official committee of products liability claimants in a Chapter 11 reorganization of a national manufacturer of water drainage systems
  •  Representation of Chapter 7 trustee in the sale of a national oil refinery
  • Representation of a specialty catalogue company, one of the nation's largest retailers of women's wigs, which was successfully reorganized under Chapter 11
  • Representation of a financial institution in the Chapter 11 case of CashPoint Network Services
  • Representation of a secured creditor in Chapter 11 case of Cannondale
  • Representation of Creditors' Committee in SND Electronics
  • Representation of administrative claimants and other creditors in Derecktor Shipyards bankruptcy
  • Representation of preference defendants in Chapter 11 of Refco, Inc.
  • Representation of landlords in Waterworks, Inc. bankruptcy
  • Representation of school district in Metro Affiliates Chapter 11
  • Representation of various parties in Enron Chapter 11 cases
  • Representation of parties to derivative contracts and other creditors in Chapter 11 case of Lehman Brothers
  • Representation of a livery company in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of four affiliated gyms in a Chapter 11 reorganization

Case Studies