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FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING & BANKRUPTCY

Our experienced insolvency practice group is a team of attorneys with a proven track record of attaining successful results for our clients.

We represent and counsel clients throughout the United States in virtually all types of corporate recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency matters. We counsel and advise lenders of all types, secured and unsecured creditors, borrowers, debtors, creditors' committees, equity holders, boards, officers and directors, trustees, examiners, receivers, landlords, lessors and preference defendants in out-of-court restructurings and workouts as well as in federal and state court reorganization, liquidation and litigation proceedings. We also represent purchasers of, and investors in, financially distressed businesses and assets.

We attribute our success in insolvency matters to the teamwork of our group and our interdisciplinary approach to managing cases. We assist our clients in the largest and most complex of matters, while at the same time retaining the staffing flexibility to handle smaller matters efficiently and cost-effectively. Our flexibility and firmwide resources allow us to service our clients in complex niche industries that unexpectedly experience financial distress. We have significant recent experience in matters involving tax credit enhanced real estate projects, municipal bankruptcies, agriculture, gaming, dealer finance, and transportation. Our ability to quickly develop a depth of knowledge about unique insolvency events demonstrate our group’s dedication to serve clients facing difficult and unique situations.

We represented the senior debt syndicate in the bankruptcy of Affiliated Foods Southwest, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Arkansas. The debtor is one of the largest wholesale food cooperatives in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma.

We served as lead bankruptcy counsel to President Casinos, Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with their Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including drafting, negotiating and gaining confirmation of three separate plans of reorganization in which all creditors have been paid in full and equity security holders stand to receive a substantial distribution.

We recently advised a purchaser in its successful bid to acquire numerous retail carpet and flooring stores located throughout the United States as part of a plan of reorganization confirmed in the seller's bankruptcy case in Houston, Texas.

We recently represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of U.S. Fidelis, Inc., once regarded as the nation's No. 1 seller of extended auto service contracts.

We represented a dairy cattle lessor in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals where the appellate court reversed the lower courts and held that our client had a true lease and not a security agreement.

We represented the federal court receiver in selling a multi-state chemical analysis and testing company, which was awarded the Turnaround Management Association’s Transaction of the Year.

We obtained a dismissal for a Missouri municipality in litigation surrounding a failed industrial development.

We represented a lender in obtaining confirmation of a creditors’ plan in three jointly administered cases involving 10 different lenders and over 40 different secured loans.

Blog Posts

Blog Browse: As COVID-19 prompts more retail tenant bankruptcies, how should landlords and lenders respond?

Chicago Bankruptcy Court holds rent may be reduced during Chapter 11 proceedings due to COVID-19 shutdown orders

Payday before mayday: The increasing use of pre-bankruptcy executive retention bonuses

Why the return of NOL carry backs may be good news for some distressed corporations

Financial distress of the COVID-19 pandemic on not-for-profits

CARES Act expands eligibility under Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Can government actions restrict creditors’ remedies during the COVID-19 emergency?

Appeals Court rules bankruptcy trustee can recover tuition payments from college

Health care provider agreements may be acquired 'free and clear' in bankruptcies

Four key takeaways from the August 2019 bankruptcy code amendments

Publications

As COVID-19 prompts more retail tenant bankruptcies, how should landlords and lenders respond?

What receivers need to know about the Federal Priority Act

Bankruptcy court rejects risk-shifting liquidated damages clause in equipment leases

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

Amendments to Chapter 12 make it easier for a family farmer to reorganize

Secured creditors beware

Key takeaways for creditors after the Supreme Court's divided ruling on spousal guarantors

Major update to bankruptcy forms effective December 1, 2015

Understanding triple net leases

Parsing the legal and financial impact from Detroit’s bankruptcy

UCC update: Revisions to Missouri’s UCC Articles 4A and 9

The Wheatley review of LIBOR: final report

TCLE

The Big Bang: When the Worlds of Energy Law and Bankruptcy Law Collide

Seven Things You Should Know About the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act

Dealing with Financially Troubled Customers Outside and Inside of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy 101: Bankruptcy Basics

News

Rick Reibman named managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office

National law firm Thompson Coburn lands four partners in new Dallas office

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2020

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2020

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

Nino Przulj selected as one of Business Journal’s 30 Under 30

Congratulations to our 14 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2018

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Congratulations to our 8 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Claire Schenk writes about Federal Priority Act for Federal Bar magazine

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn represents issuer in 2014 Health Care Deal of the Year

Rightsizing the Right Way: Restructuring and Realignment in Higher Education

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

David Warfield talks US Fidelis case on CNBC’s ‘American Greed’

Sixth Circuit rules cows can be leased

Federal judge rules sovereign immunity bars claims related to industrial development bonds

Thompson Coburn earns six national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Detroit’s bankruptcy: What’s it got to do with St. Louis?

Thompson Coburn drafts UCC legislation in Missouri

David Warfield writes article on Detroit bankruptcy for St. Louis Business Journal

Francis X. Buckley, Jr. elected to board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6126

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for both fiduciaries and beneficiaries and leads the Firm's Trust and Estate Litigation practice.

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for bot...

Mike Bartolacci
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6008

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6015

Mark’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases.

Mark’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in financial restr...

Mark Bossi
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9418

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of complex dispu...

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops ...

Jeff Brown
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2210

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with insolvency and restructuring matters, loan enforcement, and a host of other business issues.

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with...

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
Partner
Dallas
972 629 7114

Katie represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial courts, arbitration panels and appellate courts nationwide.

Katie represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial ...

Katharine Clark
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6144

David concentrates in the areas of business bankruptcy, workouts, securitizations, and general creditors' rights matters.

David concentrates in the areas of business bankruptcy, workouts, securitiz...

David Farrell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6503

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a variety of commercial transaction and regulatory issues.

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a va...

Garrett Fischer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6045

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including transactions requiring prior notification to the Federal Trade Commissi...

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions o...

Ron Haglof
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2318

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institutions in the structuring and the documentation of various commercial financing transactions.

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institution...

Clint Hansen
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6461

Brian Hockett practices in the Firm's Financial Restructuring group.

Brian Hockett practices in the Firm's Financial Restructuring group.

Brian Hockett
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6059

Mark’s practice includes all types of secured, unsecured and asset-based lending and commercial-finance transactions.

Mark’s practice includes all types of secured, unsecured and asset-based le...

Mark Kaltenrieder
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6167

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loan restructurings, and bankruptcy, receivership, foreclosure and other proceedings involving cre...

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loa...

Cheryl Kelly
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2328

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who fights for lenders and creditors of all kinds.

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who figh...

Lauren Newman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2205

Rick serves as the managing partner of the Firm's Chicago office.

Rick serves as the managing partner of the Firm's Chicago office.

Rick Reibman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6501

David represents banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of major commercial finance transactions, providing clear, responsive advice that helps loan off...

David represents banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety o...

David Rubin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6197

Sarah represents lenders, banks and borrowers in complex financing transactions and provides in-depth regulatory counsel to clients in two of the most heavily regulated i...

Sarah represents lenders, banks and borrowers in complex financing transact...

Sarah Wade
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6079

David is a 30-year veteran of the financial restructuring world who provides practical, straight-forward advice to all types of institutions that interact with a distress...

David is a 30-year veteran of the financial restructuring world who provide...

David Warfield