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Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights

Better Resolutions Happen with bold solutions

Insolvency and financial distress present unfamiliar and challenging issues for even the most seasoned business leader or corporate counsel.  In these circumstances, you want highly experienced counsel with an unwavering commitment to solving your particular problem. Our attorneys have a business-focused, relationship-based approach that utilizes a holistic understanding of the insolvency process to achieve the best outcome for you.

The Right Mix of Experience

With decades of experience, our team has led engagements in nearly in all facets of turnaround, workout and restructuring on behalf of corporate borrowers, senior lenders, bondholders, investors, indenture trustees, secured lenders, vendors, commercial landlords and tenants, and shareholders in hundreds of significant bankruptcies and workouts across the country and in many foreign countries.

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This experience includes recovery of property or collateral and negotiation of chapter 11 debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral orders from both the debtor and secured lender vantage points. We represent secured and unsecured creditors and shareholders in contested confirmation hearings and have filed and confirmed reorganization plans on behalf of secured and unsecured creditors – taking control of the reorganization process to facilitate the best recovery for our client’s claims.

International Recognition

Our team is well-recognized for representing court-appointed trustees and liquidating trustees and plan administrators, where we oversee all pre- and post-confirmation related matters through the wind-down of post-confirmation recovery efforts.

Our experience also extends to international insolvency matters, including representing foreign representatives and financial institutions in proceedings under chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and in out of court, cross-border workouts.

Aaron L. HammerChair | Bankruptcy Group
Jeffrey A. HechtmanManaging Partner
Litigation Attorney Rick Rein
Eric (Rick) S. ReinChair | Litigation Group
The Small Business Reorganization Act Arrives in February 2020 - Here's What you Need to KnowSeptember 6, 2019

With President Trump’s signature August 23rd, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”) will officially take effect in February 2020. The SBRA is designed to fill a gap in the current bankruptcy laws by providing a framework for small businesses to successfully reorganize in bankruptcy court.  As noted by the senate bill’s sponsor, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, “Chapter 11…

Nathan Delman presents "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coverage Counsel at § 341 Meetings" at the Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference - 10/14/19August 29, 2019

10/14/19 Chicago, IL The Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference will present an overview of savings in chapter 13, coverage counsel at § 341 meetings and navigating bankruptcy appeals. There will also be a Seventh Circuit case law update as well as a look at recommendations made in the Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. Nathan is a…

Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein present "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" - 9/17/19August 16, 2019

9/17/19 Offices of Gowling WLG LLP Toronto, Canada Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein present "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" at the Offices of Gowling WLG LLP on September 17th. The discussion will include: The Role of Chief Restructuring Officers and Other Turnaround Professionals in Canadian Restructuring • Would Canadian restructurings benefit from an increased use of CROs, similar to…

Nathan E. Delman Joins HMB Legal Counsel Expanding Bankruptcy PracticeAugust 6, 2019

CHICAGO, IL - HMB Legal Counsel, a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, state and local taxes and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights announced that attorney Nathan E. Delman joined the firm as an associate in its growing bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice. Nate has over ten years’ experience as a…

John Guzzardo and Rick Rein Published in NABT American Bankruptcy Trustee JournalJanuary 15, 2019

John Guzzardo and Rick Rein wrote an article for NABT American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal regarding the use of Consent Directives to locate offshore assets. A consent directive is a "rare bird" investigatory tool that litigants in the US may use to discover assets and information from debtors or third parties located anywhere in the world. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy…

HMB Welcomes John W. Guzzardo And Continues To Expand Its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights PracticeApril 5, 2018

CHICAGO, IL (April 5, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB"), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, state and local taxes and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights announced that attorney John W. Guzzardo joined the firm as a partner in it's growing bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice. John represents…

Horwood Marcus & Berk Announced As Winner Of The 12th Annual Turnaround AwardsMarch 19, 2018

CHICAGO, IL (March 16, 2018) - The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards on Thursday, December 21st.  Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB") was named a winner of the Section 363 Transaction of the Year ($10MM - $25MM) for Aaron L. Hammer's representation of Central Iowa Healthcare ("CIH") in its successful chapter 11 sale before…

HMB Welcomes Aaron L. Hammer and Expands its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights PracticeMarch 6, 2018

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jason Klika Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered 312.281.1102 CHICAGO, IL (March 6, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB"), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate and state and local taxes, announced that accomplished corporate reorganization, bankruptcy and creditor's rights attorney Aaron L. Hammer joined the firm…

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