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Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy

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Equity Holders and Management

Allen Matkins advises equity holders, management personnel and boards of directors in managing the many issues facing financially distressed businesses, such as: 

  • Scope of fiduciary duties to creditors and shareholders 
  • Incurring additional debt 
  • Dealing with lenders, vendors, employees and taxing authorities 
  • Asset sales 
  • Layoffs 
  • Business sales 
  • Other business combinations and bankruptcy considerations

When a bankruptcy filing does occur, we represent equity holders and control persons in: 

  • Preparation and filing of wage, vacation and severance claims 
  • Negotiation and documentation of post petition employment and severance agreements 
  • Claim litigation 
  • Defense of fraudulent transfer and preference actions 
  • Plan confirmation disputes 
  • Motions to dismiss or convert bankruptcy cases 
  • Trustee litigation
  • Appointment of an equity holders committee