Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Burr & Forman's commitment to the changing needs of lenders and creditors is evidenced by its substantial Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice.

Burr has nearly 50 attorneys concentrating in this area of law, making the firm one of the largest bankruptcy practice groups in the Southeast. This allows individual attorneys the ability to focus on narrow specialties. Our team of attorneys are continuously listed as leading practitioners in Bankruptcy/Restructuring by the highly regarded Chambers USA in addition to the firm being ranked in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

We have extensive experience in handling distressed mergers and acquisitions (M&A), whether in an out-of-court transaction, a state court receivership, section 363 sale under the Bankruptcy Code, under a plan of reorganization, or in a prepackaged or other enforcement transaction. We work with a distressed company’s management and financial advisors to craft the optimal business-focused solution. Increasingly, we also represent manufacturers who are customers of insolvent entities where the manufacturer must immediately have a unique part made by its sole source, the financially distressed supplier, who is expected to deliver the part on a “just in time” basis.

Members of the Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy team concentrate on the acquisition, disposition, restructuring, and development of troubled properties. We sometimes install receivers to manage those properties. Additionally, we leverage our firm’s strength in banking to provide financial institutions with counsel in connection with debtor in possession (DIP) financings and exit financings related to distressed M&A. And, we develop, negotiate, and execute reorganization strategies for all types of matters found in the asset resolution section of banks.

We often represent stalking horse buyers and other bidders in bankruptcy 363 sales. The purchase and sale of assets and businesses has developed into a significant component of commercial bankruptcy and insolvency practice. Sellers in distress situations many times utilize a bankruptcy court sale as the best way to conduct an orderly sale process and achieve the best value for their creditors and stakeholders. Similarly, the purchasers of distressed assets appreciate the value and protections afforded in a bankruptcy court blessed asset sale.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/06/10

    Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in se... Read more

    Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in search for the solution.

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  • Ralph Mangione Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 02/11/11

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    Very caring and compassionate.

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  • Rik S. Tozzi Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 11/20/08

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    1.0/5.0 on 01/11/16

    Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and... Read more

    Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and 1 yr old Daughter. I settled because Anton Mertens did not offer my any alternatives and I was poorly represented by him. My house was taken away from me and I was homeless with my 2 children because of his ineptitude as an attorney.

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    3.0/5.0 on 01/13/14

    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisf... Read more

    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisfactory resolution for us in this matter. Messages left with the managing partner of the Jackson, MS branch to discuss the matter went unreturned. Very poor value for the money with very unethical billing issues. Complaint resolution nonexistent.

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