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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
Pre-bankruptcy planning crucial to an effective reorganization
Negotiation and preparation of "pre-packaged" reorganization plans for rapid confirmation in appropriate cases
Prosecution of first-day motions
Securing court authority to continue the use of a secured creditor's cash collateral
Negotiate and obtain court approval for obtaining DIP and exit financing
Prosecute sale of some or all of the debtor's assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, including structuring complex auction procedures.
Structuring successful plans of reorganization
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. The firm is also representing over 50 claw back defendants in the Madoff case in New York, demonstrating the team's aptitude in Ponzi-related matters. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its receivership work." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Bankruptcy
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law category
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Bankruptcy
Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Florida

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