The Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring lawyers at Polsinelli understand how to address a client’s concerns when facing a distressed situation by applying years of restructuring experience in a cost-efficient manner. Polsinelli’s group of professionals utilizes a practical, hands-on approach to handle bankruptcy and financial restructuring issues whether on behalf of a Chapter 11 debtor, an official committee of unsecured creditors, or a party to bankruptcy litigation. Our lawyers have practiced in numerous different jurisdictions across the country, and we have lawyers available to assist clients across the country with lawyers located in such jurisdictions as Delaware, New York, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Arizona, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We have extensive experience with distressed companies in various industries. This experience includes serving as Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee of Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al., the seventh largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case ever filed. Ranked by Chambers USA in (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) - 2016.


Our industry-specific experience includes:
  • Telecommunications 
  • Retail 
  • Health Care 
  • Insurance 
  • Real Estate 
  • Trucking and Transportation 
  • Hospitality 
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy 

We have represented various types of clients in all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency, out-of-court workouts, and litigation matters, including:
  • Debtors and debtors-in-possession 
  • Official and Ad Hoc Creditors’ Committees 
  • Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees 
  • Litigation and Liquidating Trustees 
  • Secured and DIP Lenders 
  • Indenture Trustees, Noteholders, and Bondholders 
  • Asset Purchasers 
  • Landlords and Trade Creditors 
  • Examiners 
  • Plaintiffs and Defendants in Adversary Proceedings
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee of Energy Futures Holdings Corp., et al., the seventh largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case ever filed.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy case Vestis Retail Group, LLC (owner of EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports), Bob’s Stores, and Sport Chalet retail chains).
  • Special Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee of New Source Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Osage Exploration and Development, Inc.
  • Co-counsel to Creditors’ Committee in Santa Fe Gold in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Co-counsel to Wire Holdings Company/New York Wire in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Affirmative Insurance Holdings Company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Lead counsel to Wilmington Trust, as indenture trustee, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Overseas Shipholding Group.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to the Creditors' Committee in The Standard Register Company Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. 
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtor, Airborne Media Group, a digital media provider.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtors Marinas International Consolidated, LP.
  • Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Student Creditors of Corinthian College, a for profit educational institution, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Special litigation counsel to Indianapolis Downs, LLC in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee of publicly-traded Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Creditors' Committee in Chapter 11, and lead counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee, in bankruptcy case of Simplexity, LLC.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Wilmington Trust, as indenture trustee, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Radio Shack. 
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to commercial airline Chapter 11 debtors Global Aviation Holdings Inc.
  • Lead plaintiffs counsel of a class action consisting of more than 44,000 members in Residential Capital, LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, including representation of lead plaintiff on the official committee of unsecured creditors of Rescap.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors' Committee in Chapter 11 and special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee and rural wireless provider Open Range Communications, Inc.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors' Committee of Revel Casino.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtors and online clothing retailer Signature Styles, LLC.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors' Committee and Plan Administrator of rural telecommunications provider Crossroads Wireless in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors' Committee and Plan Administrator for destination vacation club Ultimate Escapes in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Conflicts counsel and Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Chapter 11 debtors and national bus line Coach America.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtor Blue Springs Ford.
  • Counsel to Creditors' Committee and Plan Administrator for food producer Interstate Bakers in its initial Chapter 11 case.
  • Conflicts counsel and Delaware bankruptcy counsel to prefabricated home manufacturer Palm Harbor Homes in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee Doveview, LLC in its Chapter 7 case.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to petitioning creditors in involuntary Chapter 11 case; Creditors' Committee in Chapter 11 case; Liquidating Trustee post-confirmation for automobile company Saab Cars of North America.
  • Counsel to German Insolvency Administrator in filing Chapter 15 bankruptcy in St. Louis, Missouri, seeking recognition of the German insolvency proceeding, to safeguard the assets and allow the German Insolvency Administrator to sell the German business as a going concern.
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