The firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group is widely recognized for its expertise in complex restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Our attorneys have played key roles in many major bankruptcy cases in New England and throughout the country. Jager Smith represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official creditors’ committees, court-appointed trustees and receivers and acquirers of assets out of bankruptcy. In addition to our participation in bankruptcy cases, we provide expertise in a wide variety of sophisticated financial transactions, including out-of-court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors and compositions.

A core concept of the firm's philosophy is to match and exceed the level of excellence at larger firms, but at more competitive rates and with a more personalized, innovative and aggressive approach. As part of our efforts to serve our clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, we frequently rely upon the attorneys who practice in the firm’s other areas of emphasis, including the Business, Tax and Estate Planning Group and the Real Property Law Group.

Bankruptcy Negotiation & Administration

The members of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group have extensive experience in the negotiation, documentation and confirmation of plans of reorganization and the administration of reorganization proceedings. Our attorneys are specialists in guiding debtors, individual creditors, official creditors’ committees, banks and institutional groups through the reorganization process. This requires technical knowledge of all aspects of the Bankruptcy Code as well as a refined understanding of the financial, operational and management difficulties that a debtor may be facing. The experience of the firm’s attorneys also provides our clients with invaluable access to a broad network of insolvency professionals, which includes specialized insolvency consultants, liquidations specialists, potential lenders and investment banking firms.

Bankruptcy Litigation

Litigation has become an integral part of most substantial insolvency cases. Jager Smith has significant strength in this area, having litigated matters involving, among other issues, fraudulent conveyances, preferential transfers, adequate protection of creditors, requests for relief from the automatic stay, conversion motions, objections to proposed financing orders and the sufficiency of disclosure statements and plans of reorganization.

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Sample Insolvency Matters

Examples of insolvency cases in which Jager Smith has played a key role.

Bankruptcy Pleadings

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Case Study
Jager Smith Prevails in Directors’ and Officers’ Lawsuit and Related Claim Litigation

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