Buchalter has had a comprehensive national Insolvency and Financial Law practice for eight decades that has successfully represented clients through complex proceedings in all economic climates.
Trusted by the nation’s largest banks and other financial institutions, as well as creditor committees, developers, pharmaceutical companies, retailers and a multitude of other parties requiring financial related solutions, we combine strategic legal protections with keen industry intelligence to deliver superlative results.
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For 80 years, Buchalter’s Insolvency & Financial Law Group has successfully represented clients in complex proceedings throughout the country in all economic climates. With one of the largest insolvency practices on the West Coast, many of the nation’s sophisticated stakeholders trust us to represent them in financial reorganization cases, both in and out of court. Our clients turn to us for our experience in defending threats against senior and subordinate secured status, pursuing rights and remedies concerning reclamation claims, secret liens, environmental liability, third-party creditor disputes, plan confirmation issues, and intellectual property concerns of all types. With our years of experience, we have the ability to quickly develop strategic legal protections to achieve our clients’ goals.
We leverage the depth of our knowledge and breadth of experience across industries as diverse as agriculture, apparel, communications, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, technology, transportation, and equipment leasing to deliver creative, cost-effective, timely and practical solutions in the face of the uncertainty of financial reorganization and liquidation proceedings.
We have many years of experience representing virtually every type of player in financial litigation and reorganization cases: secured lenders, landlords, unsecured creditors, creditor and equity committees, trustees, buyers of assets out of bankruptcy, and contract counter-parties. We are particularly proud of our work in the following areas:
- Lending. A cornerstone of our practice is our representation of regional and national banks and other financial institutions acting as pre- and post-petition lenders, personal and real property lessors, and secured creditors. Nationally, we have documented billions of dollars in debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral agreements for both publicly-held and privately-held companies in nearly every industry.
- Bankruptcy Litigation. We regularly represent financial institutions, corporations, and other parties as defendants in various types of bankruptcy litigation brought by bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees and debtors in possession. Over the years, we have aggressively defended fraudulent transfer, preference, and other avoidance claims, as well as efforts to recharacterize debt as equity, or sale-leasebacks as disguised financing transactions. We are frequently involved in all types of contested proceedings, including relief from stay, claim disputes, use of cash collateral, adequate protection, litigation related to the assumption, assignment or rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases of real and personal property, as well as plan confirmation litigation including contested cramdown and related valuation disputes.
- Healthcare. We have considerable experience in chapter 11 and chapter 9 bankruptcies and workouts of general acute care hospitals (including LTACHs), skilled nursing facilities, urgent care centers, durable medical equipment suppliers, and health plans in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. We combine our creditors’ rights and insolvency expertise with a deep understanding of both the regulatory environment and the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which enables us to effectively represent the full range of stakeholders in healthcare cases – lenders, factors, asset purchasers, creditors’ committees, individual creditors, landlords, and providers.
Technology. We are regularly involved in matters throughout the country for the protection of clients, including software licensors, cloud service providers, and point of sale system providers in all aspects of bankruptcy, including executory contract treatment, preference defense, claims prosecution, administrative requests and general litigation solutions.
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