Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Practical solutions for a fresh start.
Our bankruptcy and restructuring team is national in scope. In the last five years, we have represented parties in insolvency matters in more than 25 states across the U.S. and in significant overseas matters. We help clients pursue the best strategy for complex restructuring and insolvency scenarios, bringing to bear our broad-based experience in the fields of creditors' rights, workouts, corporate reorganizations and liquidations. We also develop practical exit strategies by leveraging the firm's strengths in related service areas, such as international law, tax, securities, banking, insurance, environmental, real estate, labor, employment law and litigation.
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Douglas L. Lutz
Practice Group Leader
Representing borrowers and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, workouts, refinancing and sales.
Representing first lien, second lien and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases and other corporate recovery proceedings.
Representing official and unofficial committees of creditors and bondholders in restructurings and Chapter 11.
Representing private equity funds, hedge funds and strategic buyers in distressed debt and distressed asset acquisitions.
Structuring transactions to avoid and minimize bankruptcy complexities.
Developing alternatives and strategies for dealing with financially troubled suppliers and customers.
Advising asset-based lenders and real estate lenders on foreclosures, workouts and restructurings outside bankruptcy including structuring and implementing assets, swaps, asset sales and new, additional or restructured debt financing or investment.
Representing lenders in providing Debtor-In-Possession and plan financing facilities in Chapter 11 cases.
Representing shopping center and office building developers and managers in tenant and department store bankruptcy cases.
Representing student loan guarantors in claims and plan objections as well as non-dischargeability actions.
Acting as special counsel for boards of directors in defending against breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Acting as counsel to bankruptcy trustees in collecting and liquidating assets.
Advising clients in bankruptcy litigation such as stays against lien enforcement, setoffs, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, leveraged buyouts, equitable subordination, lender liability and assumption or rejection of leases and executory contracts.
Representing buyers and sellers of businesses in Section 363 sales.
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March 24, 2021 | Blogs
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Frost Brown Todd’s Doug Lutz to be Inducted as Fellow in American College of Bankruptcy
November 18, 2020 | Press Releases
Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT) Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice group leader, Doug Lutz, has been...
“Tax Attributes” that Protect from Income Taxes as “Property”
November 13, 2020 | Blogs
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Frost Brown Todd Adds Jordan Blask and Jillian Nolan Snider to Bankruptcy Practice
November 5, 2020 | Press Releases
Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is growing its Pittsburgh office with the addition of Members Jordan Blask an...
Chambers USA® 2020 Edition Recognizes 44 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys
July 27, 2020 | Press Releases
Chambers and Partners® has recognized 44 of Frost Brown Todd’s attorneys and 16 of the firm’s p...
Bankruptcy Courts Helping Individuals, Despite the Statute?
June 30, 2020 | Blogs
Two recent bankruptcy court cases remind counsel of the great importance of knowing the proclivities...