Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization


When a financial crisis looms, clients need knowledgeable guidance in making critical decisions quickly and intelligently.  Conner & Winters appreciates the varied perspectives of the interested parties, including bankruptcy debtors, creditors, trustees, creditor committees, asset purchasers, financial institutions, and individuals.  We understand the different windows of opportunity that arise for each, both before and during every aspect of complex reorganization proceedings, and we know how to help our varied clients preserve value.

The firm’s approach to bankruptcy and business reorganization includes risk analysis, planning, preparation, negotiation, and, as a last resort, litigation.  In handling business transactions, the firm’s attorneys anticipate the possible bankruptcy of other parties and protect our clients’ interests accordingly.  When financial difficulties begin, our attorneys counsel clients on how best to protect themselves and to preserve valuable business opportunities and assets.  When a default occurs or a bankruptcy is filed, we assist clients in negotiating acceptable solutions.  If litigation cannot be avoided, our attorneys are fully prepared to aggressively pursue the clients’ interests in court, and have successfully done so in many federal bankruptcy and federal district courts, as well as in several United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Conner & Winters attorneys have the required skills and business background to assist clients dealing with the financial insecurity of a business partner and can help financially troubled clients in attempting to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings.  We make recommendations regarding the restructuring of loans or other financing and the restructuring of equity and debt, and additionally help implement strategies involving securities, mergers and acquisitions.  We help address corporate governance issues.  We negotiate settlements.  We help our clients strengthen their critical relationships.  Our attorneys additionally handle real estate, banking and finance, tax, corporate and securities, energy, labor and employment, and other specialized issues arising in insolvency matters.  Whatever the situation, our firm will help analyze potential remedies and search for practical answers.

Our attorneys have earned their stripes in every aspect of bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, including matters of national, regional, and statewide significance.  We have attorneys who are board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification.  Our attorneys have successfully represented both large and small debtors and creditors in a variety of contexts including:

  • Adequate protection
  • Cash collateral
  • Plan confirmation hearings
  • Reorganizations
  • Objections to discharge
  • Avoidance actions
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Preferences
  • Executory contract litigation
  • Asset sales

The firm has significant experience representing Chapter 11 creditors and debtors in the banking and finance, energy, manufacturing, retail, real estate, publishing, and personal services industries.  Our bankruptcy section is instantly updated on key court decisions and other developments in Delaware, New York, and other jurisdictions.  Our adeptness in electronic case filing enables us to participate in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide.

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