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It can be overwhelming to know what steps to take next when facing possible insolvency. At Robins Kaplan LLP, our insolvency attorneys offer a broad range of experience that lets troubled companies start to move forward. Beginning with a thorough analysis of a corporate debtor’s goals, resources, threats and strategic alternatives, our lawyers work with corporate debtors to formulate creative solutions to current financial issues and help determine what comes next. Our insolvency attorneys assist with the evaluation of potential recapitalization, restructuring, refinancing, and sale opportunities. We work toward adopting a consensual restructuring plan to avoid or formulate an effective Chapter 11 process that achieves our client’s specified goals.


Our attorneys have assisted companies of all sizes through restructuring and Chapter 11 processes, including:

  • Asset Sales
  • Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization
  • Negotiation of Workout Agreements

We regularly address related concerns including cash-flow, management and creditor disputes, and other issues commonly faced by management as part of a restructuring process.

Selected Case Results*

  • Affiliates of Gemini Real Estate Advisors, LLC (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.): Chapter 11 counsel for three high-value boutique hotel properties and one valuable development site in Manhattan that are owned by corporate affiliates of Gemini Real Estate Advisors. Sales of the four properties totaled approximately $230 million.

  • Halcyon (Bankr. C.D. Cal.): Chapter 11 counsel in successful resolution of litigation of Chapter 11 case involving Halcyon Holding Group, owner of the “Terminator” movie franchise rights.

  • Gateway Metro (Bankr. C.D. Cal.): Chapter 11 counsel in successful resolution of litigation relating to Chapter 11 case of Gateway Metro Center, LLC, a Class A office building.

  • Whitman-Dome (Bankr. C.D. Cal.): Chapter 11 counsel to debtor formerly in the business of real estate syndication that owned and operated commercial real property, including shopping centers, a restaurant, an athletic club and vacant land in Texas. Chapter 11 plan of reorganization confirmed.

* Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.

James P. Menton, Jr.


Chair, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group

Anthony A. Froio


Managing Partner
Chair of Executive Board

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