The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers

We’re delighted to introduce the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers.

Covid-19 has businesses crumbling left and right, putting unbearable pressure on corporations already on a tightrope – and pushing others off altogether. These are merciless times, in which every glimmer of hope seems to be a series of oncoming trains.

The masters of disaster recognized here bring remarkable skills in financing, structuring, litigating and creating a pathway forward. Not even Houdini could wrest the chains of these times, but these experts know all the tricks for those companies seeking a fighting chance. (Photo above of Kelley Cornish of Paul Weiss by Dave Cross.)

Not included here are lawyers who principally help consumers, which we’ll leave to another day.

This guide is a companion to two additional guides: the Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers; and the Lawdragon Global Guide to Bankruptcy & Restructuring Advisors (featuring principally non-lawyers).

This U.S. guide includes 36 percent women lawyers and a remarkable array of talent from small towns and senior advisors to up and coming stars at New York’s top firms. Included on this guide are 294 U.S.-based lawyers who are recognized on the Global guide because their work is largely cross-border, as well as 500 U.S. all-stars, whose focus is principally national.

As the law continues to evolve on these matters, please note that this article is current as of date and time of publication and may not reflect subsequent developments. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein is subject to change. Cole Schotz P.C. disclaims any and all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this publication to the fullest extent permitted by law. This is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act or refrain from acting upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining legal, financial and tax advice. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your firm contact or to any of the attorneys listed in this publication.

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