Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring

We work aggressively with secured creditors, corporate debtors, unsecured creditors and investors to maximize economic recoveries from distressed assets and companies.

We have represented diverse parties in numerous Chapter 11 cases and other insolvency contexts, in the bankruptcy courts in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago as well as in other courts across the country.  Clients in these cases include Chapter 11 secured creditors, debtors, landlords, unsecured creditors and buyers and in Section 363 sales before the bankruptcy court.

Hale Lammiman provides a broad range of bankruptcy and financial restructuring services in commercial matters, including:

  • Out-of-court restructurings

Many disputes between creditors and their debtors are settled more efficiently and cost-effectively through out-of-court restructuring than through in court insolvency proceedings.

  • Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations

We have broad and deep experience in chapter 11 cases in federal bankruptcy court, representing lenders, corporate debtors, buyers of distressed assets and virtually every other party in interest.

  • Receiverships under Chapter 128 of the Wisconsin Statutes

We represent receivers, creditors, debtors and other parties in Wisconsin receiverships under Chapter 128 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

  • Pursuing and defending litigation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court

We litigate frequently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, including preference and avoidance litigation and pursuit of creditors’ and debtors’ remedies against each other and against third parties.

  • Insurance insolvency defending creditors, reinsurers and other parties against litigation by state insurance company receivers

We bring considerable experience to state court insurer insolvency cases, including representation of reinsurers and other creditors sued by receivers of failed insurance companies.

  • Workouts of commercial loans

We have extensive experience representing secured lenders and borrowers in negotiating workouts of troubled commercial loans.

  • Landlord-tenant disputes in insolvency contexts

Our restructuring lawyers bring extensive experience to landlord-tenant disputes, including tenant defaults and bankruptcies.