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Barack Ferrazzano’s Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Group brings extensive experience in all aspects of business reorganizations and bankruptcies. We have represented secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, state regulatory agencies, financial institutions, lessors of both real and personal property, asset purchasers in sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and bondholders’ interests in many cases, including large, complex Chapter 11 cases.

Our team has represented creditors in out-of-court workouts and restructurings and in foreclosure proceedings. We have represented parties in bankruptcies and non-judicial workouts of debtors across a wide variety of industries, including retail, oil and gas, health care, gaming, hospitality, aviation, steel, professional services, financial services including banking institutions, telecommunications, real estate, and technology. We also have represented money center banks based in New York City, Charlotte, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the restructuring of problem loans.

Members of our team have appeared in bankruptcy and district courts and courts of appeal throughout the nation. In recent years, we have served as lead counsel on matters in bankruptcy courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. We are particularly experienced in litigating complicated preference, fraudulent transfer, and lender liability issues.

Barack Ferrazzano is highly skilled in representing lenders holding debt principally secured by income-producing real estate. Our bankruptcy and real estate attorneys frequently work on these matters together to represent clients involved in restructuring loans secured by leases of apartment complexes, shopping centers, industrial buildings, and office projects. Barack Ferrazzano also has a unique practice representing financial institutions in bankruptcy as creditors, debtors, or purchasers through a Section 363 sale process. In Chapter 11 proceedings, Barack Ferrazzano has represented both owners and creditors of single asset real estate entities and has litigated relief from stay, adequate protection, and plan confirmation issues in such cases.

Our Team

The attorneys comprising Barack Ferrazzano’s Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Group possess decades of experience across a wide range of industries. We have obtained outstanding recoveries as well as minimized liabilities on behalf of many clients. Our clients value our approach to designing creative strategies with positive outcomes, and our record of success is indicative of our experience, creativity, and diplomacy in such sensitive matters.


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