Bankruptcy & Insolvency


Our attorneys generate success for  a wide range of stakeholders in insolvency related matters, including debtors in complex chapter 11 cases, committees, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers and other court appointed fiduciaries, asset purchasers, trustees, hedge funds, equity security holders, and special servicers in many diverse industries such as real estate (office, retail, multi-family, land), food and agriculture, retail, banking and financial institutions, asset based lending, environmental, construction, energy, manufacturing, engineering, mining, and oil and gas.

For troubled or challenged companies or high net-worth individuals, our interdisciplinary team includes corporate restructuring and tax professionals, allowing a team approach that brings with it the specialized and focused expertise which is available at Downey Brand.

In addition to select debtor representation, our services include representing financial institutions and special servicers from credit inception through enforcement and trial, including loan documentation, navigating default and foreclosure of real and personal property for secured creditors, exercising prejudgment remedies including receiverships, and representation in bankruptcy court on behalf of such clients as Textron Financial, Farm Credit West, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Silverpoint Capital, California Bank & Trust, Met Life, Credit Suisse, Golden 1 Credit Union, and various special servicers and leading financial institutions in their capacity as trustee/servicer.

When an out of court solution is not practicable, our team is proud of its achievements and results, including litigation and confirmation of plans of reorganization on behalf of industry-leading companies and obtaining unanticipated distributions out of chapter 11 cases on behalf of creditors’ committees or other creditor constituencies.  The favorable results obtained by Downey Brand for its clients have made its Bankruptcy & Insolvency Group an industry leader.