Christopher Ward represents companies facing stress and distress with a business-minded, client-driven approach. He has represented clients in corporate bankruptcy, financial restructuring, business divorce, bet-the-company litigation and distressed asset sales for the last two decades. He has extensive experience in Delaware in addition to working nationally, which is an added benefit when dealing with corporate governance, independent directors and special committees facing fiduciary duty concerns. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is the Vice President-Development, which provides him with full-insight into the restructuring community.
As Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice and Managing Shareholder of the Delaware office, Chris routinely tackles financial restructurings, litigation, business divorces, fiduciary investigations and asset sales with a creative and efficient, yet aggressive approach. In bankruptcy, he has significant experience in representing Chapter 11 debtors, Boards of Directors and Managers, litigants and Official Committees, which allows him to provide his clients with invaluable insight into all aspects of the restructuring playing field. As a result, Chris advises his clients in situations where a negotiated resolution may be the appropriate course of action or, when an agreement cannot be reached, he aims to zealously push his client’s interests forward in litigation.
Chris leads Polsinelli’s national bankruptcy practice from Delaware but practices all across the country. Whether it be a bankruptcy, business divorce, corporate governance or another restructuring alternative, Chris has the depth and breadth in his practice to represent clients under stress or in distress no matter what forum or location they may arise.