We counsel clients in distressed financial situations, where sensitive special issues must be addressed proactively to avoid larger problems down the road. We investigate complex financial situations and structure and negotiate effective solutions for our clients. Several of our attorneys have served as trustees and examiners representing debtors, creditors' committees, equity committees, indenture trustees and purchasers and prospective purchasers of debtors or their assets. Many of the cases involved complex sets of legal and business issues relating to matters such as mass torts, pension underfunding, labor unions, environmental contamination and intellectual property disputes.
In addition, we have significant experience assisting clients in complying with environmental laws and regulations. Our attorneys, many of whom have scientific or technical backgrounds, are experienced in investigating, evaluating and developing environmental compliance programs for numerous industry sectors. This proactive approach to environmental compliance evaluation helps our clients to avoid environmental violations and federal and state agency involvement and to respond quickly and efficiently when they become aware of potential infractions.