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Debtor Representations


Crowell & Moring’s corporate restructuring attorneys have extensive experience representing financially-distressed companies, their management and boards, in U.S. chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Many types of troubled businesses have chosen our corporate restructuring attorneys to advise them because these clients value the team’s proven breadth of capabilities, and its collaborative approach with our other leading practice groups, which result in an integrated and multidisciplinary team of lawyers focused upon identifying quickly the key business and legal restructuring hurdles facing the company, and delivering uniquely tailored, practical and commercial, strategies designed to create successful outcomes throughout all stages of the restructuring process.

Representative Experience

  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York, a prominent health care system which had operations throughout New York City and surrounding counties, served more than 600,000 people annually and employed approximately 12,500 full- and part-time employees.
  • AboveNet, Inc. (f/k/a Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.)., a provider of fiber optic infrastructure, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity and managed Internet infrastructure, which listed debt totaling $5.35 billion at the time of its bankruptcy filing.
  • Maguire Group Holdings, Inc., an international provider of architectural, engineering, planning and construction management in which the U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed a creative reorganization plan providing different distribution treatment for two classes of general unsecured creditors.
  • Simply Fashion Stores, Ltd., a retail chain of approximately 250 stores providing affordable clothing options for the urban, female shopper.
  • Allen Systems Group, Inc., a global provider of mission critical enterprise information technology solutions which had approximately $250 million in consolidated funded debt obligations upon commencing its bankruptcy filing.
  • Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A., represented the court-appointed chapter 11 trustee for a law firm in which operated a pre-bankruptcy Ponzi scheme in excess of $1.2 billion.
  • Progressive Molded Products, Inc., an Ontario-based and leading North American automotive interior subsystem supplier, and its U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates in the company’s cross-border bankruptcy cases with annual revenues of approximately $540 million at the time of its bankruptcy filing.