Sheppard Mullin's Finance and Bankruptcy Group
Sheppard Mullin's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group
Sheppard Mullin's bankruptcy and restructuring group has been a key element of the firm's practice since its founding nearly 80 years ago. The group is devoted to solving the problems posed by bankruptcies, insolvencies, and other financially troubled situations. We have the resources to respond rapidly to financial crisis, and the depth to provide whatever size team is required.
Our bankruptcy and restructuring group has extensive experience in leading its clients through the turmoil created by financial distress, business restructurings, and bankruptcy. We have experience representing a wide range of clients, including:
- Companies exploring bankruptcy alternatives
- Companies requiring restructuring or reorganization
- Creditor Committees
- Individual creditors
- Prepetition and postpetition lenders
- Indenture Trustees
- Purchasers acquiring assets from bankrupt companies
- Directors of insolvent companies
- Equity holders
Sheppard Mullin's Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions Group
Sheppard Mullin's Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions Group is composed of attorneys who specialize in the documentation, negotiation and structuring of financial transactions. Attorneys in this group represent lenders, lessors, venture capital groups, investors and, at times, sellers, lessees and borrowers. In tandem with our insolvency and litigation attorneys, we often handle the transactional aspects of the restructuring and workout of troubled loans and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. We also represent financial institutions in matters such as licensing, establishment of new branches, regulatory and form compliance procedures. We also provide opinions for California law issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues.
In the past few years, our attorneys have seen a significant change in the financial and legal services marketplace, especially for attorneys structuring and documenting transactions for financial institutions. The transactions have become more complex and sophisticated. At the same time, technological innovations have substantially shortened the length of time in which transactions are expected to be documented and closed. The competitive marketplace for our clients has made legal fees and expenses a critical component in the success of our clients even getting the deal. In response to this environment, we have organized our Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions Group with a focus on experience, organization, technology and economy. We believe the combination of these four components provides superior legal services to our clients at a price and within the time limitations now expected and required in the marketplace.
SHEPPARD MULLIN'S REPUTATION
Sheppard Mullin's bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys are recognized leaders in their field. Our attorneys frequently lecture and publish on bankruptcy-related topics, and they have earned a first-rate regional and national reputation for providing outstanding legal services. For example:
- Several of our partners are listed among the "Best Lawyers in America" in workouts and bankruptcy
- Chambers & Partners lists Sheppard Mullin's bankruptcy and restructuring group as one of the top bankruptcy practices in California, calling the group "a force to reckon with" on account of its "outstanding" representation of committees, debtors, and creditors
SHEPPARD MULLIN'S MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
The bankruptcy and restructuring group, which is part of Sheppard Mullin's broader Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group, works closely with finance attorneys who help with all aspects of workouts and restructurings. In addition, as part of a broad-based, commercial law firm, our bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys frequently draw on the experience of the firm's highly-respected attorneys in other practice areas to solve the multidisciplinary problems presented by a broad range of insolvency-related matters.
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