Our attorneys represent all stakeholders in insolvency and restructuring matters. We craft and negotiate restructuring agreements and workouts on behalf of private and public companies, in addition to advising their boards of directors and committees navigating financial distress. We provide a broad range of business advisory and crisis management services, including advising on governance and strategic review of options to preserve corporate value. A substantial part of this focus involves bolstering liquidity and avoiding operational crisis by employing alternative financing techniques. We also represent asset purchasers, creditors, banks, private equity firms, and other financial institutions in restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Wilson Sonsini’s services in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • structuring and negotiating restructuring and recapitalization strategies, including out of court matters, Chapter 11 cases, and subchapter V bankruptcies;
  • counseling boards of directors on fiduciary duties, insolvency strategies, and reorganizations;
  • crafting complex capital structures and subordination agreements;
  • advising parties in connection with mergers and acquisitions that involve distressed assets and businesses, including the disposition of IP and technology assets;
  • advising parties on assignments for the benefit of creditors, complicated dissolutions under Delaware state law, and bankruptcies; and
  • representing debtors, directors, officers, creditors, and other commercial parties in litigation spawned out of restructuring and insolvency matters.

We build the right team from Wilson Sonsini’s expansive practices for each client’s needs. Our restructuring teams often include attorneys who have experience with complex litigation, capital markets, corporate finance, M&A, employment, intellectual property, and tax matters.

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Bring your 2-3 years of restructuring experience, including in-court restructurings, to this exciting opportunity in Wilmington. You will work closely with a collaborative team of attorneys who provide active mentoring and ongoing training. You will assume a high level of responsibility and direct client contact to gain a wide range of experience. Our growing and dynamic team represents clients in a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, retail, manufacturing, transportation, energy, health care and financial services. We counsel on the full spectrum of restructuring strategies and transactions as well as insolvency and restructuring issues and corporate governance matters for distressed companies.

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