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The lawyers in the Restructuring and Insolvency practice are leaders in their fields, and include several members of the American College of Bankruptcy. Our lawyers also serve as active members of and leaders in the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and numerous other international, national, or local bar, insolvency, bankruptcy, and professional organizations.

Our diverse national and international practice includes transactions, planning, counseling, and litigation. We serve a broad range of clients, including lenders, borrowers, debtors, creditors, equity holders, committees, trustees, credit providers, asset purchasers, vendors, landlords, receivers, and other interested parties. Our clients include companies in virtually every industry, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, technology, engineering, publishing, entertainment, construction, and real estate.

Current economic realities have highlighted the importance of the debtor-creditor relationships common to all commercial activity, particularly scenarios where a debtor/counterparty lacks assets sufficient to pay all of its creditors in full. The complex web of legal and enforcement regimes vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, notwithstanding the predominance of efforts at uniformity through the uniform commercial code, and state fraudulent transfer and the Bankruptcy Code.

K&L Gates’ Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice offers clients creative solutions by combining the firm’s bankruptcy experience with its proficiency in related areas like mergers and acquisitions, asset-based lending, secured transactions, distressed real estate, and intellectual property. The group’s core competencies include corporate reorganization, in- and out-of-court restructurings and insolvencies, debtor-creditor relationships, and bankruptcy, including litigating issues related to all of the above in bankruptcy court and in state court. The group’s collective experience on both the debtor and creditor side allows us to understand all sides of a problem or opportunity and to structure creative, informed, and practical solutions to protect and advance our clients’ interests. When appropriate, we can also call on the firm’s substantial resources in other areas, like health care, the Internet, environmental law, securities, tax, and ERISA, among others.

Our nationwide practice has been recognized in the 2018 & 2019 editions of Chambers USA as a Bankruptcy/Restructuring “Recognised Practitioner.” Our Bankruptcy/Restructuring practices in the states of Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington are also recognized in Chambers.

Areas of Practice

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Of Counsel
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Staff Lawyer
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Associate
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Partner
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Managing Partner, New York Office
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Senior Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Global Strategic Growth Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Senior Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Senior Of Counsel
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Associate
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Lawyer
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Partner
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Lawyer
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Lawyer
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Managing Partner, London and Dubai Offices
and Managing Partner, Europe and Middle East
P +44.(0)20.7360.8195
Practice Area Leader - Finance
P +49.(0)69.945.196.240
Partner
P +65.6507.8109
Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Managing Partner, Raleigh Office
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner and Notary
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Partner
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Retired Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Associate
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Lawyer
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
P +1.843.579.5633
Partner
Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Practice Area Leader - Finance
P +81.3.6205.3602
Associate
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Senior Associate
P +61.2.9513.2506
Associate
P +1.919.743.7349
Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Senior Associate
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Partner
P +61.2.9513.2435
Associate
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Senior Associate
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Associate
Associate
P +65.6713.0221
Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner and Chairman Singapore Office, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC
P +65.6713.0218
Partner
P +65.6713.0216
Partner
P +1.212.536.4074
Partner
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Counsel
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Of Counsel
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
Associate
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Counsel
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Special Counsel
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Special Counsel
P +61.2.9513.2434
Special Counsel
P +61.3.9205.2072
Senior Associate
P +61.2.9513.2416
Partner
P +81.3.6205.3606
Partner
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Partner
P +1.704.331.7512
Partner
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Senior Associate
P +65.6713.0245
Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Lawyer
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Retired Partner
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Lawyer
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.08
Of Counsel
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Partner
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Special Counsel
P +61.3.9640.4243
Partner
P +1.206.370.7801
Partner
P +1.214.939.5427
Partner
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Senior Associate
P +61.3.9640.4435
Lawyer
P +61.3.9205.2090
Partner
P +65.6507.8117
Partner
P +1.617.261.3193
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Asbestos-Related Bankruptcies
Represented numerous debtors in connection with their efforts to use section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code to resolve their asbestos-related liabilities and facilitate a successful reorganization, including: DII Industries, LLC and Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (subsidiaries of Halliburton company), Combustion Engineering, Inc., and ABB Lummus Global Inc.
In the Babcock & Wilcox Company bankruptcy proceeding, our client, the debtor Babcock & Wilcox, was granted summary judgment dismissing the claims brought by the London Market insurers, who had sought to nullify a coverage-in-place agreement that governs hundreds of millions of dollars in unexhausted insurance coverage for asbestos products claims.
Serves as special insurance counsel to the Future Claimants’ Representative in the Quigley bankruptcy.
In the Pittsburgh Corning bankruptcy proceeding, the use of the Bankruptcy Code by our client, PPG Industries, Inc., has been called “pathbreaking” by the Wall Street Journal.  PPG has announced, and is pursuing confirmation of, a deal in which approximately 100,000 pending and virtually all future asbestos claims against it would be channeled to the asbestos trust created as part of Pittsburgh Corning's bankruptcy reorganization.
Asset Acquisitions
Representation of an Israeli company in connection with the acquisition of the consumer HVAC business of Fedders North America.
Representation of major information technology provider in the acquisition of the service division assets in the Eastern Airlines and Continental Airlines cases.
Representation of a major media company in connection with obtaining the release of numerous representation contracts from a chapter 11 debtor, and negotiating the terms of replacement contracts with the released parties.
Representation of national asset disposition and consulting firm in acquisition of inventory and leases in retail bankruptcy cases.
Business Restructurings and Workouts
Serving as lead debtor’s counsel in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Crucible Materials Corporation and Brown Publishing Corporation.
Successfully obtained U.K. administration orders for a group of English, Dutch, and Belgian companies pursuant to the EC Insolvency Regulation.