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Chapter 11 Debtors

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Akerman has extensive experience representing debtors, as debtors-in-possession (DIP), in all aspects of Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.
Akerman represents business debtors of all types in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States, including manufacturers, real estate developers and owners, high-tech companies, trucking companies, and car dealerships.

Practice Highlights
Bullet Pre-bankruptcy planning crucial to an effective reorganization
Bullet Negotiation and preparation of "pre-packaged" reorganization plans for rapid confirmation in appropriate cases
Bullet Prosecution of first-day motions
Bullet Securing court authority to continue the use of a secured creditor's cash collateral
Bullet Negotiate and obtain court approval for obtaining DIP and exit financing
Bullet Prosecute sale of some or all of the debtor's assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, including structuring complex auction procedures.
Bullet Structuring successful plans of reorganization
Bullet Liaison with various creditor constituencies to pursue both the business and legal goals of our client

"This full-service national firm commands great respect for its creditor-side representation. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its receivership work." (Chambers USA)
Bullet U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation: Bankruptcy
Bullet U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law category
Bullet Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Bankruptcy
Bullet Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003

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