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Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • Underwood Murray provides a broad range of legal advisory and insolvency management services to help navigate clients through their most difficult financial conditions. Our attorneys have been recognized dozens of times as providing best-in-class service to clients facing complicated insolvency issues.  The attorneys at Underwood Murray have in-depth Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring experience across many industries.  We have helped lead clients through successful bankruptcy cases across many industries.  

  • We offer our clients a full range of services related to bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring, including representing debtors, creditors, creditor’s committees, owners, investors, asset purchasers, bondholders, landlords and tenants, receivers, trustees, assignees and other fiduciaries.

Insolvency Related Litigation and Adversary Proceedings

  • Whether the dispute is in United States District Court, Bankruptcy Court, or State Court, Underwood Murray represents clients in all disputes related to or arising from business distress and insolvency. We also represent clients involved in  fraudulent transfers, preferences, director and officer litigation, ownership disputes, creditor enforcement and defense, and other types of related disputes ancillary to insolvency and distressed situations.  Due to the involvement of many parties, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation present clients with unique and often stressful dynamics.  Our attorneys navigate these various competing interests with an eye towards effective and efficient resolution, taking account the business realities facing all stakeholders.

Distressed Asset Acquisitions

  • Underwood Murray regularly steers buyers and sellers though the specialized process of bankruptcy sales, as well as other sale alternatives when a seller is in financial distress. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing and protecting the interests of buyers, sellers, secured creditors, owners, suppliers and landlords in transactions across wide-ranging industries, including regular real estate transactions to those as vast as the sale of a data mining companies and race tracks.   The firm collectively has shepherded clients through sales totaling several hundred-million dollars, including those sales recognized as among the top M&A distressed deals nationally.

Director, Officer and Shareholder Litigation

  • The attorneys at Underwood Murray are familiar with and comfortable representing both plaintiffs and defendants within the complex dynamics of director, officer, and shareholder litigation, particularly those disputes arising after a company has reached the point of financial distress. We understand the pressures upon all parties, including the insurance providers, and utilize that understanding to maximize results for clients.

Trustees, Receivers and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors

  • In addition to representing businesses directly, Underwood Murray also regularly represents fiduciaries in distressed situations including Chapter 7 & 11 trustees, receivers, and assignees in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. Whether filing a trustee’s plan, opening and closing an assignment estate, or bringing litigation claims on behalf of the fiduciary, Underwood Murray has the experience to skillfully handle these challenging tasks while carefully considering the nuanced relationships between the fiduciaries and the constituents they serve.

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