Bankruptcy Litigation

Haynes and Boone’s Restructuring Group is uniquely qualified to handle cases where complex litigation and insolvency proceedings intersect. Our attorneys have decades of experience litigating insolvency-related issues in federal bankruptcy, district and circuit courts nationwide. Our bankruptcy litigators are real trial lawyers who know how and when to use litigation to get results in complex restructurings. We represent parties in all aspects of this type of litigation: debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, official and ad hoc committees, private equity funds, litigation trustees, transferees in fraudulent transfer and preference litigation, director and officer and successor liability litigation, lien challenge litigation, contested confirmation and claim objection proceedings, asset sales, and bankruptcy appeals. Our attorneys are also experienced in the short fuse litigation that often arises in this context, be it temporary injunction and contempt proceedings, or matters implicating expedited discovery and discovery disputes. In complex insolvency-related litigation and appellate matters, our restructuring attorneys often draw upon the vast resources of the firm’s litigation and appellate practice groups, and also bring to bear experience in the range of specialized areas that can be implicated in insolvency and bankruptcy centered litigation. Our team is thoroughly prepared to take on insolvency litigation of any size and scope across the United States, and take a business oriented approach where the client’s costs and benefits are taken into consideration at every stage of the proceedings.

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Haynes Boone’s Supreme Court Practice Secures SCOTUS Review in High-Stakes Bankruptcy Case
January 24, 2022

On Jan. 10, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in Siegel v. Fitzgerald (No. 21-441), which involves the constitutionality of a 2017 federal law increasing the quarterly trustee fees in Chapter 11 bankruptcies. The issue affects virtually every major corporate bankruptcy filed or pending in the first nine months of 2018, with over $324 million at stake for debtors and creditors nationwide.  [...]