Restructuring & Bankruptcy

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Kibbe & Orbe’s corporate restructuring attorneys have been at the forefront of helping the firm’s clients successfully navigate through the challenges posed by financially-distressed companies. The extensive experience possessed by Kibbe & Orbe’s corporate restructuring attorneys in all aspects of bankruptcy law, combined with their working hand-in-hand with attorneys in Kibbe & Orbe’s other highly-respected practice groups, uniquely equip Kibbe & Orbe to offer a full-range of integrated restructuring solutions for the firm’s clients. more +

Kibbe & Orbe’s corporate restructuring attorneys have frequently served as counsel to debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors and shareholders, secured and unsecured creditors, hedge funds, private equity investors, acquirers, trustees and receivers in some of the most highly-complex, corporate reorganizations and workouts, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings and litigations and other significant matters involving debtor/creditor issues. Kibbe & Orbe’s corporate restructuring attorneys have also represented an array of parties in cross-border restructurings, including chapter 15 cases under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

While Kibbe & Orbe’s corporate restructuring attorneys concentrate their efforts on negotiating consensual multi-party resolutions to difficult bankruptcy issues, they also regularly appear in bankruptcy and appellate courts when litigation is necessary to resolve disputes. By combining attorneys with deep corporate restructuring, securities and litigation experience into one group, Kibbe & Orbe provides clients with a singular, collaborative and nimble, senior-level team focused on providing practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex restructuring matters, enabling clients to develop strategies for protecting and enhancing value and recoveries in bankruptcy situations.


  • A group of investment/hedge funds that negotiated the $100 million debtor-in-possession financing facility and subsequent $130 million new money investment that supported the acquisition of certain assets of Patriot Coal Corp., a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States.
  • Holders of more than $1 billion principal amount of certificates of participation in the final litigation and settlement of their rights against the city of Detroit and Financial Guaranty Insurance Corp. in connection with the valuation of unfunded pension liabilities and the ultimate treatment of the certificate holders under the confirmed plan.
  • Several investment funds and issuers of mortgage-backed securities in connection with swap mediation and litigation issues, including valuation disputes in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.