Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Corporate Restructuring team represents secured creditors in enforcement actions and in insolvency proceedings nationwide. Working closely with our Corporate transactional and Real Estate teams with expertise in structuring and documenting commercial loans and financing agreements, our attorneys assist in achieving the optimal return on investment for our lender and other secured creditor clients. We are called upon regularly to represent secured creditors in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters, both where we were involved with the initial loan documentation and where we were not. Our clients include major banking and financial institutions, boutique and private lenders, distressed-debt investors, and equipment lessors.
In bankruptcy cases, we assist secured creditors with issues such as the use of cash collateral, adequate protection, secured asset valuation, relief from the automatic stay, asset sales involving collateral, challenges to the perfection and priority of liens, the restructuring of secured claims under plans of reorganization, and plan confirmation proceedings. We also regularly advise secured creditors in non-bankruptcy settings, including forbearance agreements, the restructuring and refinancing of secured loans, the structuring of complex loan facilities, and foreclosure actions and other enforcement remedies. We pride ourselves on delivering the kind of personal, focused attention traditionally associated with “boutique” firms, while possessing the deep understanding and capabilities of a large law firm. We recognize that each transaction is unique and a given client’s objectives with regard to a distressed asset may not always be the same. While we are experienced with litigating our clients’ rights, we are also well versed in negotiating loan modifications and forbearance arrangements, and we understand how different solutions can help meet your business objectives in the most efficient manner. Call us today to discuss how Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Corporate Restructuring team can help protect your rights as a secured creditor.