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.
|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. 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|
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