Bradley attorneys have extensive regional and national experience in representing debtors and lenders in Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, and restructurings.

We regularly serve as counsel to:

  • Businesses with unsecured claims and complex contractual relationships with Chapter 11 debtors
  • Bondholders and indenture trustees in reorganization and liquidation cases
  • Lenders involving criticized loans to businesses across various industries and secured by collateral of all types
  • Clients acquiring distressed businesses, assets, and loans

Our clients include major financial firms and organizations, such as Branch Banking & Trust Company, HSBC, Regions Bank, ServisFirst Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank, in addition to numerous regional and local banks and lenders. We also serve businesses across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, utilities construction, real estate development, automotive, manufacturing, and retail. Our attorneys regularly counsel municipalities and other public entities in restructuring matters, including – most notably – Jefferson County, Alabama, in one of the most prominent municipal bankruptcies in the country.

We handle a broad range of legal matters for these clients, including:

  • Negotiated, out-of-court workouts
  • Negotiated or contested Chapter 11 plans
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Section 363 sales
  • Stay relief
  • Receiverships

In addition, our attorneys have experience in dealing with all types of assets, including real estate, accounts, inventory, equipment, and intellectual property.

Our attorneys serve as counsel to debtors in out-of-court business restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations. The bankruptcy and restructuring group primarily works with corporate entities, but also with individuals. Our aim is to help clients emerge from Chapter 11 as soon as possible to preserve enterprise value for creditors and shareholders, and we conclude a high rate of cases with a confirmed plan.
Bradley represents a range of unsecured creditors that have sold goods or services to, or entered into leases or contracts with, companies in financial distress. We preserve the interests of companies, unsecured creditor committees, utilities, and landlords in reorganization and liquidation. This often involves filing involuntary bankruptcies or proposing Chapter 11 creditor plans.
A significant area of our work is assisting buyers in acquiring distressed assets as troubled companies sell valuable operations or properties. We guide clients through the bankruptcy process and the unique safeguards it provides, such as bidding protections and insulation from existing liens and successor liability claims.

Our litigators have significant trial experience in complex bankruptcy litigation and a consistent record of settling large cases on attractive terms. We frequently defend clients against claims brought by Chapter 7 trustees and Chapter 11 debtors. The group also handles:

  • Financial services litigation
  • Reclamation claims
  • Contract assumption
  • Discharge litigation
  • Contested confirmation hearings
  • Avoidance action and other defense work

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