Insolvency & Creditors' Rights

We regularly represent secured, unsecured and subordinated creditors, equity security holders, sureties and insurers of financially troubled enterprises in the US and abroad, with a particular depth of experience in failed or failing real estate and construction projects, mass-tort cases, and ERISA-related matters.  Our lawyers possess the business acumen and litigation toughness required to successfully handle complex bankruptcy cases.  We have been successful in rendering advice, structuring transactions and developing innovative solutions to protect and enforce creditors’ rights, remedies, and security interests within and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.  This includes:

  • Workout transactions, reorganizations, and restructurings. With significant experience in large and extensive business reorganizations, we represent some of the largest lenders in the international real estate and construction sectors, as well as in the surety, railroad and electric utility industries. From single-asset real estate workouts to major restructurings, our ability to develop innovative solutions on behalf of our clients is unsurpassed.
  • Insolvency and Creditors' Rights. We regularly represent secured, unsecured and subordinated creditors, equity security holders, sureties and insurers of financially troubled enterprises in the US and abroad, with a particular depth of experience in failed or failing real estate and construction projects, mass-tort cases, and ERISA-related matters. Our lawyers possess the business acumen and litigation toughness required to successfully handle complex bankruptcy cases. We have been successful in rendering advice, structuring transactions and developing innovative solutions to protect and enforce creditors’ rights, remedies, and security interests within and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Insurance and Bankruptcy.  Steptoe represents its insurance and surety clients in connection with bankruptcy and insolvency issues of particular interest to insurers.