Business Reorganization and Restructuring
Willkie’s Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department is recognized internationally as one of the world’s preeminent restructuring advisory groups, with established expertise in all aspects of business and financial restructurings. Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Willkie Farr & Gallagher year after year as a top tier bankruptcy/restructuring law firm, describing the lawyers in the group as "highly responsive, smart, hardworking deal makers who can look at the bigger picture." Chambers USA notes that the team is "proactive and great in court, with a complete understanding of what’s required and all the right expertise necessary" and "can outcharm and outwork an opponent. Its lawyers are tough and business-minded."
The Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department is comprised of approximately thirty attorneys who are dedicated bankruptcy and restructuring professionals. The group’s proven ability to deliver superior results for its clients is enhanced by the specialized expertise that the Firm’s Litigation, Tax, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits, Real Estate, Finance and other Corporate Financial Services Departments bring to bear in bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters. By selectively fielding a core group of seasoned restructuring professionals, and supplementing that group with attorneys that regularly participate in our representation of clients, we provide our clients with not only the intimate and hands-on restructuring counsel for which we are known, but also the full breadth of the Firm’s practice and expertise.
Our Business Reorganization and Restructuring attorneys have cultivated strong relationships with restructuring industry professionals outside the Firm and work effectively with them to facilitate more expeditious and favorable results for our clients. Few law firms can match those relationships or have the breadth and depth of experience that Willkie offers to its broad range of restructuring clients (which include debtors, institutional lenders and their agents, official and unofficial creditors’ and shareholders’ committees, acquirers, investors, secured and unsecured creditors, shareholders, governmental units, investment and financial advisors, landlords, tenants, and other entities involved in chapter 11 cases and other restructuring situations).