Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights


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Robinson Bradshaw has substantial experience representing a diverse client base in all aspects of transactions and court proceedings involving financially troubled businesses. Our lawyers have extensive commercial litigation experience and sound business judgment to structure and negotiate pragmatic business solutions for our clients.

The firm’s bankruptcy practice focuses on Chapter 11 work, and we represent every constituency in Chapter 11 cases, including secured lenders and purchasers of distressed businesses. We practice extensively in the bankruptcy courts in the Carolinas and regularly appear in other bankruptcy courts across the country, including Delaware and New York.

Robinson Bradshaw’s attorneys recognize that a negotiated resolution often may be in the client’s best interest. To that end, our firm handles various workouts and financial restructurings, some designed to avoid bankruptcy and some resulting in prepackaged Chapter 11 plans. By virtue of their broad litigation, workout and bankruptcy experience, our lawyers seamlessly handle all phases of disputes involving financially troubled businesses.

The firm has considerable experience representing businesses facing potential losses from catastrophic litigation and using Chapter 11 to manage their risk. We counsel companies in managing and defending mass tort claims and also represent lenders, shareholders and potential investors in protecting their respective positions in, or evaluating potential transactions with, those companies.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA, Band 1 for bankruptcy/restructuring, 2003-18, 2024; Band 2 for bankruptcy/restructuring, 2019-23
  • Best Law Firms, Charlotte Tier 1 for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, 2011-24; Charlotte Tier 1 for litigation – bankruptcy, 2020-24


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