From consulting with financially troubled companies prior to bankruptcy, to successfully arranging restructuring and reorganization transactions, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offers comprehensive counsel to debtors in Chapter 11 cases. We help debtors assess the full range of options open to them, taking into account each company’s unique financial and market circumstances. If seeking relief through the bankruptcy code is your most viable option, we use our substantial experience in debtor as well as creditor representation to weigh the options and recommend the best choice between reorganization or the sale of assets.
Litigation can be a necessary part of the bankruptcy process, and our lawyers are accomplished at representing clients in all the points of contention that come before the bankruptcy courts. That includes representation of creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation involving leveraged buyouts, Ponzi schemes, corporate stripping and asset protection. We will also handle your interests in both federal and state courts, for actions involving breach of contract, receivership, landlord-tenant, commercial loans, lien enforcement, equipment leasing, replevin, judicial foreclosure, guaranty and collection of domestic and foreign judgments.
Once a case is before the bankruptcy court, our focus is on whether a reorganization or liquidation of the debtor is the action best suited to recover the creditor’s investment. Creditors with interests at risk in bankruptcy depend on our help with all issues governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, such as sales, secured transactions, bank deposits and commercial paper. Our lawyers also help these clients with their collection needs, including obtaining pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies.
Bankruptcy disputes are often inseparable from controversy over construction projects. When you engage Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie as your construction litigation counsel, you get the benefit of one of the region’s leading practices. Our knowledge of construction collection matters—including contractors’ and mechanics’ liens against industrial product suppliers, and surety bond claims— is unsurpassed, and many of the leading casinos and resorts in Las Vegas rely on us to resolve disputes over construction projects. We represent your interests in controversies that involve bid protests and mistakes, cost disputes, design error, defective installation and contract disputes. These typically involve multiple parties and are highly fact-intensive, and we use our industry knowledge to resolve the problem in ways that minimize expense and time for our clients— often through alternative means such as mediation and arbitration.
Real Estate Development
If your bankruptcy matter involves real estate, key players from throughout the industry—national institutional investors, financial institutions, land developers, commercial unit operators, restaurants and other commercial establishments—depend on Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's real estate knowledge and experience. We are thoroughly familiar with the process of taking complex deals from negotiation to completion to restructuring, and can handle every facet of real estate deals through the complete lifecycle of the transaction. Clients rely on us to successfully complete all types of real estate projects, from condominiums and apartment complexes to commercial office buildings, residential subdivisions, retail shopping centers and industrial developments. In Las Vegas, our firm brings world-class real estate counsel to world class, multi-billion dollar real estate deals. We are one of the few firms in the region with a focused real estate practice, one supported by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie ’s firmwide resources and capabilities.