Business Reorganization & Restructuring

The needs of our clients and co-counsel who partner with us shape everything we do.

The Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group is recognized as one of the premier restructuring and reorganizing practices in the United States.  Recipient of the Turnaround Management Association’s 2012 Turnaround of the Year Award, 2015 Turnaround Atlas Award and 2009 M&A Advisor U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award, the Daily Bankruptcy Review ranked the Group first in the nation among mid-size and small law firms for the number of large, public-company bankruptcy cases filed between 2001 and mid-2005 in which they acted as lead debtor’s counsel and sixth nationally among law firms of all sizes.

Our Clients

The Business Reorganization & Restructuring practice regularly serves as lead or co-counsel for publicly-traded and privately-held debtors in possession, official creditors’ committees, bondholders’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, pre- and post-petition lenders, equity holders, purchasers of assets and variety of other parties-in-interest.  These representations require skillful negotiating and masterful knowledge of the specific practices and procedures regarding insolvencies and of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court and District Court as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Uniquely Qualified

Since 1990, Delaware has been the venue for nearly half of the nation's largest bankruptcy cases.  Morris Nichols has represented debtors, committees and other key parties in many of these sophisticated proceedings.   The Business Reorganization & Restructuring team has 12 attorneys — six partners, five associates, and one special counsel.  The team also collaborates with the Firm’s other practice groups, particularly colleagues practicing business and corporate litigation, real estate and corporate and commercial counseling to provide clients with the exceptional knowledge and experience needed for complex restructuring and workouts.  Having handled some of the nation’s largest bankruptcy cases, Morris Nichols has the resources and experience to assist troubled businesses and other major parties in large, complex proceedings.

Our Approach

We make it our goal to understand our clients’ business and devise innovative solutions that are practical and cost effective while providing superior service equal to or better than large national firms.  We work with our clients to quickly respond to today’s challenges and skillfully plan for our clients’ long-range objectives.

Attorneys

Derek C. Abbott

Derek C. Abbott

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9357
dabbott@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Donna L. Culver

Donna L. Culver

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9208
dculver@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Robert J. Dehney

Robert J. Dehney

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9353
rdehney@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Curtis S. Miller

Curtis S. Miller

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9412
cmiller@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Eric D. Schwartz

Eric D. Schwartz

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9308
eschwartz@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Daniel B. Butz

Daniel B. Butz

Special Counsel

Tel: (302) 351-9348
dbutz@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Erin R. Fay

Erin R. Fay

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9668
efay@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Matthew B. Harvey

Matthew B. Harvey

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9393
mharvey@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Matthew R. Koch

Matthew R. Koch

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9146
mkoch@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Tamara K. Minott

Tamara K. Minott

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9377
tminott@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Andrew R. Remming

Andrew R. Remming

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9405
aremming@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Representative Matters

  • Debtors:
    • Delta Petroleum
    • Laboratory Partners
    • Nortel Networks
    • Optim Energy
    • Ormet
    • Overseas Shipholding Group
    • Security National Properties
    • Seegrid
    • WP Steel
  • Cross-Border Cases:
    • Forest Oil
    • Fraser Papers
    • Hollinger, Zodiac Pool Solutions
  • Official Committees in:
    • Baxano
    • Exide Tech.
    • Syms/Filene’s Basement
  • Lenders, Bondholders, Agents, Indenture Trustees andAdHoc Committees in:
    • Cache
    • Dendreon
    • Edwin Watts Golf
    • Endeavor Int’l
    • Harry & David
    • Longview Power
    • Mineral Park
    • MSD Performance
    • RadioShack
    • Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • Equity Holders in:
    • Energy Futures Holdings
    • Caesars
  • Acquirers:
    • DISH Network
    • Great Lakes Copper
    • Fifth Street Finance
    • Fortistar
    • Fuddruckers Restaurants
    • RCI (Ritz Camera)

News

30 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Wilmington, DE (August 17, 2015) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Jack B. Blumenfeld was named the Best Lawyers® 2016... Continue Reading

Greg Werkheiser Moderates ABI Discussion of Supreme Court’s Ruling in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC

Morris Nichols partner Greg Werkheiser served as the moderator for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s briefing on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC. On Monday, the high court ruled that §330(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code does not permit bankruptcy courts to award fees to §327(a) professionals... Continue Reading

Greg Werkheiser Quoted in BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter on ASARCO Decision

Morris Nichols partner Greg Werkheiser provided commentary to Bloomberg BNA in its analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on attorneys’ fee-defense litigation in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC. In a 6-3 decision issued on June 15, 2015, the high court found that bankruptcy attorneys cannot be awarded attorneys’ fees for work... Continue Reading

Two Morris Nichols Attorneys Announced As Winners of the 6th Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Awards

Wilmington, DE (May 20, 2015) – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards on Monday, May 18, 2015. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky and Curtis S. Miller were both named winners for the Legal Advisor Category. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2015) – The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-three... Continue Reading

16 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 15, 2015) – Sixteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers.  Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Curtis S. Miller and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as 2015... Continue Reading

Turnarounds & Workouts Recognizes Morris Nichols on List of Top Restructurings of 2014

Wilmington, DE (January 30, 2015) – Turnarounds & Workouts recognized Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its annual report identifying “Successful Restructurings” of 2014. Morris Nichols was recognized for work on the chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring of Security National Properties Funding III, just one of 12... Continue Reading

2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Morris Nichols Among “Best Law Firms” in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (November 3, 2014) – In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings of the “Best Law Firms”, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP was selected for inclusion in a diverse array of bankruptcy, corporate, intellectual property, and trust law practice areas in Delaware.  The 16 practice... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2014) – Twenty-eight attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 50,000 attorneys. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the... Continue Reading

Who's Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2014 Names Morris Nichols Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (July 1, 2014) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell partners Derek C. Abbott and Robert J. Dehney have been recognized in the Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2014. Through client and peer research, the independent guide evaluates hundreds of attorneys worldwide to identify leaders in the field. As... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers- Delaware Edition 2014

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2014) – 17 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013. Jack Blumenfeld and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. In addition, attorneys Eric Klinger-Wilensky and Curtis Miller were recognized as 2014... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2014 Names 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2014) – The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty-one Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

2014 Chambers USA Directory Ranks 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys as 'Leaders in their Field"

Wilmington, DE (March, 2014) – The Firm congratulates its 21 attorneys who will be included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Several practices and lawyers are recognized in more than one area. Delaware A Gilchrist Sparks III, Chancery & Corporate /M&A Derek... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins 2013 Legal Award: Insolvency Law Firm of the Year - Delaware

Wilmington, DE (February 4, 2014) – The Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group has won the Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award: Insolvency Law Firm of the Year – Delaware.  Award winners are determined through a polling process involving Acquisition International's 53,000+ readership constituting... Continue Reading

18 Morris Nichols Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2014 Rankings of Best Law Firms in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2013) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce its selection to the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings for Delaware in the following 18 practice areas: Administrative/Regulatory Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America - 60 Practice Specialty Selections; 22 Top-Listed Practice areas; 5 Delaware Lawyers of the Year

Wilmington, DE (August 21, 2013) – Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that two thirds of the firm's partnership have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The firm was noted for 60 individual specialty selections, 22 "Top-Listed" practice specialties, and five individual 2014 Delaware Lawyers... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2013 Names 17 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best In Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 24, 2013) – The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked seventeen Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

22 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2013) – 22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.  Rick Alexander and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins TMA's 2012 Turnaround of the Year Award

Wilmington, DE (October 18, 2012) – Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group received a Turnaround of the Year Award for its role as part of the turnaround team that helped reverse the fortunes of Trico Marine Group (TMG), one of Europe’s most widely-recognized brands in the offshore subsea-services... Continue Reading

Gregory Werkheiser Appointed Co-Chair of Appeals Subcommittee for ABA Section of Litigation Bankruptcy & Insolvency Committee

Wilmington, DE (September 26, 2012) - Gregory W. Werkheiser, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, has been appointed co-chair of the Appeals Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee. The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee is made up... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013

Wilmington, DE (August 31, 2012) – 28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas. Morris Nichols lawyers were selected for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country,... Continue Reading

Gregory Werkheiser is Named to Board of Advisors for the Widener Law Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law

Wilmington, DE (June 8, 2012) - Gregory W. Werkheiser, member of the Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group, has been named to the Board of Advisors for the Widener Law Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law. The Widener University School of Law’s Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law serves... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Helps Fox Sports to Successful Outcome in Dodgers Bankruptcy

Wilmington, DE (January 20, 2012) - Partnering with litigation counsel Jenner & Block LLP, bankruptcy attorneys from Morris Nichols helped preserve valuable media rights held by News Corporation’s Fox Sports Net West 2, LLC (“Prime Ticket”) in the face of challenges by the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers.  Prior to... Continue Reading

Curtis Miller Appointed Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2011) – Curtis Miller, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring associate, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The mission of the Federal Bar Association, founded in 1920, is to strengthen the federal legal system and... Continue Reading

Twenty-One Morris Nichols Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2011-2012 Rankings of Best Law Firms

Wilmington, DE (November 16, 2011) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty-one practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2011 - 2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Those practice areas are Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights,... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group a Finalist for Turnaround Deal of the Year at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Wilmington, DE (November 17, 2011) – The Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group has been named a finalist for the 10th AnnualM&A Advisor Awards in the Turnaround Deal of the Year and Consumer and Retail Products categories (up to $250 million).  The Group was selected for its efforts in the sale of... Continue Reading

Tarik Haskins, Curtis Miller, Eric Wilensky to Become Morris Nichols' Newest Partners

Wilmington, DE (October 20, 2011) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Tarik J. Haskins, Curtis Miller and Eric Wilensky will become partners, effective January 1, 2012.  Rick Alexander, firm Chair, made the announcement of the election.  Tarik Haskins joined Morris Nichols in 2006 and is a member... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Appointed as an Officer for American Bankruptcy Institute's International Committee

Wilmington, DE – December 3, 2010 – Morris Nichols business reorganization and restructuring partner Eric Schwartz has been appointed as an officer for the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).  The ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group a Finalist for The M&A Advisor's Middle-Market Financing Awards

Wilmington, DE (June 1, 2010) – Morris, Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist for The M&A Advisor‘s Middle-Market Financing Awards.  The Group was selected for its effort in the acquisition of Ritz Camera Centers, Inc., the reorganization and acquisition of Big 10 Tire Stores,... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Opening Speaker at TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group European Meeting

Wilmington, DE – April 6, 2010 – Morris Nichols business reorganization and restructuring partner Eric Schwartz and Regional Co-Vice Chair of the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group served as the opening speaker at the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group European Meeting, March 18-19, in London. Twenty-three delegates... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group Named a Finalist in Three Categories for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards

Wilmington, DE (March 17, 2010) – The M&A Advisor today announced that Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist in three categories for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards.  The finalists will be judged by an independent panel and award recipients will be announced at the Turnaround... Continue Reading

Three Morris Nichols Attorneys Named 2010 Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America

Wilmington, DE – November 30, 2009 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP lawyers A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, William H. Sudell, Jr. and Kenneth J. Nachbar have been named 2010 Delaware Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America Guide.  The firm’s lawyers received three of the six honors recognizing Delaware’s... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Moderates at ABI's 2009 Complex Financial Restructuring Program Case Study of Corporate Reorganization Process

Wilmington, DE – September 21, 2009 – Morris Nichols business reorganization and restructuring partner Eric Schwartz served as a program moderator at ABI’s 2009 Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) case study held concurrently with ABI’s 17th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group Wins The M&A Advisor U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award

Wilmington, DE (September 24, 2009) – The M&A Advisor has named Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group the winner of its U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award in the Retail Manufacturing/Distribution & Good/Services sector deal category for its representation of Hancock Fabrics, Inc., in its successful... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Expands IP Litigation, Business Reorganization & Restructuring Practices

Wilmington, DE – July 6, 2009 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Troutner has joined the firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and that David Arens and Carl Fleming have joined the firm as associates in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group. Melissa... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Recognized for Role as Debtor's Counsel in Successful Reorganization of Big 10 Tire Stores

Wilmington, DE (July 23, 2009) – Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group was recognized for its role as debtor’s counsel to Big 10 Tire Stores, one of the largest independent tire dealers in the Southeastern U.S., in the successful reorganization and sale of its operations. In an announcement released by... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group Wins 2009 Turnaround Atlas Award

Wilmington, DE (July 23, 2009) – Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has won a Turnaround Atlas Award for its role in the restructuring of Hancock Fabrics, Inc., one of the only national retailers to emerge successfully from bankruptcy as a reorganized entity since enactment of the new bankruptcy amendments... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Represents RCI Acquisition LLC in Successful Bid to Regain Control of Ritz Camera Centers

Wilmington, DE – July 25, 2009 – Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Derek Abbott successfully concluded a marathon 24-hour auction on behalf of RCI Acquisition LLC in its bid for the assets of Ritz Camera Centers, Inc., America’s largest specialty camera store chain.  RCI’s winning bid... Continue Reading

18 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2009

Wilmington, DE – June 3, 2009 – Super Lawyers® magazine has named 18 Morris Nichols attorneys as top legal counsel in Delaware for 2009, three more than were listed in 2008. The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics who undertakes a rigorous selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2009 Names 20 Morris Nichols Attorneys and Five Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE – June 12, 2009 – The 2009 edition of Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty Morris Nichols’ attorneys and five practice groups as best in Delaware. Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group a Finalist for Four Turnaround Atlas Awards

Wilmington, DE (June 19, 2009) – Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring group was named a finalist in four categories for the Turnaround Atlas Awards 2009.  The Business Reorganization and Restructuring group, considered among the most prolific restructuring practices in the country, is a finalist in the Chapter... Continue Reading

Derek Abbott Quoted in Bloomberg on Tribune Co's Proposed Sale of Chicago Cubs

Wilmington, DE – March 9, 2009 – Morris Nichols’ business reorganization and restructuring partner Derek Abbott was quoted by Bloomberg media in an article about the Tribune Company’s proposed sale of the Chicago Cubs. Tribune, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, filed for bankruptcy on... Continue Reading

Events

2015 TMA Annual

10.5.2015 through 10.7.2015 in Scottsdale, AZ - Business Reorganization & Restructuring
by Derek C. Abbott

From October 5-7, 2015, the Turnaround Management Association hosts its annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Morris Nichols partner Derek C. Abbott will participate in the panel discussion, “Keips, Kerps, Retentions and Other Compensation Packages: A Turnaround Manager's Tool Kit” on October 6. Speakers will explore the various tools... Continue Reading

VALCON 2015

2.25.2015 through 2.27.2015 in Las Vegas, NV - Business Reorganization & Restructuring
by Robert J. Dehney

The American Bankruptcy Institute hosts VALCON 2015 from Feb. 25 to 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference brings together dealmakers, fund investors, and financial and legal advisors. Morris Nichols partner Robert J. Dehney serves on the conference advisory board and will participate in the panel discussion, “Absolute vs. Relative... Continue Reading

Mediation in Commercial Bankruptcy

On Dec. 10, 2014, Bankruptcy Judges of the District of Delaware and many experienced practitioners and mediators from Delaware and around the country will join together for a day-long CLE seminar.  Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the program will focus on the ever-growing breadth of mediation in... Continue Reading

ABI 11th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program

11.6.2014 in Philadelphia, PA - Business Reorganization & Restructuring
by Derek C. Abbott

Morris Nichols is a sponsor of the 11th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program on Nov. 6, 2014. Hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute in partnership with the Turnaround Management Association’s Philadelphia chapter, the day-long program will take place on the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business campus. Morris... Continue Reading

Phila TMA Delaware Educational & Networking Event

On Oct. 28, Morris Nichols partner Gregory W. Werkheiser will join a panel discussion presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Morris Nichols will host the program in their Wilmington, Del. offices. The two-hour discussion will explore hot topics and ethical issues confronting professionals in the... Continue Reading

The Knowledge Group Webinar: Significant Issues in Distressed Debt and Restructurings

Morris Nichols partner Curtis Miller will serve as a speaker for a webcast entitled “Significant Issues in Distressed Debt and Restructurings", on May 20, 2014, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Curtis will be joined on the panel by Richard M. Nugent, a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Harvey Berenson, Managing Director at FTI... Continue Reading

2013 TerraLex Global Meeting

Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will provide introductory remarks at the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group Meeting, at the TerraLex Global Meeting in Paris, France.  The Group's featured presentation, Current Developments Regarding Intellectual Property Issues in Insolvency... Continue Reading

9th Annual ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop

Gregory Werkheiser, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will serve as a panel speaker on the program titled Checking In on the Supremes: Recent Decisions and Key Supreme Court Decisions Revisited, Including Stern v. Marshall at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) 9th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop... Continue Reading

ABI 9th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program

Derek C. Abbott, member of the Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group, will be a featured panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 9th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program, September 13-14, 2012, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Derek will join a distinguished group of co-panelists who will assume... Continue Reading

TMA 10th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium

Derek C. Abbott and Gregory W. Werkheiser, members of the Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group, will be featured speakers at the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) 10th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, June 13-14, 2012, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Derek is the... Continue Reading

5th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference

Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will serve on the panel To File or Not to File . . . That is the Question – Views From the Bench, Legal & Turnaround Practitioners at the 5th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference in Villanova, Penn.,... Continue Reading

VALCON 2012

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner and practice group coordinator Robert Dehney will be a featured faculty panelist for the session entitled Bankruptcy, Valuation and Restructuring in the Middle Market: Current Tools, Issues and Opportunitiesat the VALCON 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 22-24,... Continue Reading

TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group European Meeting

Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will speak at the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group European Meeting in London, November 4, 2011.  Eric’s presentation will explore significant recent U.S. bankruptcy and insolvency cases. Bankruptcy practitioners from major European and U.K. law... Continue Reading

19th Annual ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Gregory Werkheiser will serve as a panel speaker on the Financial Advisor Track program titled, Betting Big to Win Big: Retention and Compensation Issues in Chapter 11 Cases at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 8-10, 2011 in Las... Continue Reading

4th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference

Robert Dehney, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner and practice group coordinator will serve on the panel Current Climate in Reorganizations:  Views From the Bench, Legal & Turnaround Practitioners at the 4th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference in... Continue Reading

TerraLex America's Fourth Annual Insolvency Practice Group Meeting

Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will serve as program moderator for the Fourth Annual Meeting of TerraLex America’s Insolvency/Bankruptcy Practice Group in Tampa, Florida, March 11, 2011. Bankruptcy practitioners from over two dozen major U.S. law firms will be represented at this... Continue Reading

TerraLex Americas 3rd Annual Insolvency Practice Group Meeting

5.14.2010 in Indianapolis, IN - Business Reorganization & Restructuring
by Eric D. Schwartz

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group partner Eric Schwartz served as program moderator for the Third Annual Meeting of TerraLex Americas Insolvency Practice Group in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 13-14, 2010. Bankruptcy practitioners from nearly two dozen major U.S. law firms were represented at this year’s Meeting,... Continue Reading

3rd Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Conference

Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner and practice group coordinator Robert Dehney will serve on the panel Today’s Climate in Reorganizations – Views From Legal/Turnaround Professionals & Bankruptcy Judges at the 3rd Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference in... Continue Reading

ExecSense Webinar: The Instant Impact of In re Premier Int'l Holdings, Inc.

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring associate Andrew Remming will host the live webinar The Instant Impact of In re Premier Int’l Holdings, Inc. (Del. Bkrcy. Jan. 20, 2010) on Bankruptcy Lawyers and Rule 2019 Disclosures by Informal Creditor Groups on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.  The webinar is part of a continuing... Continue Reading

Strafford Webinar: Prepackaged and Prenegotiated Chapter 11 Reorganizations: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks

Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner and practice group coordinator Robert Dehney will be a featured panelist for Prepackaged and Prenegotiated Chapter 11 Reorganizations: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Pre-Bankruptcy Restructuring Plans during a live 90-minute legal teleconference produced by Atlanta-based Strafford... Continue Reading

2nd Annual Terralex Bankruptcy Practice Group Meeting

Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Eric Schwartz will serve as a program moderator at the 2nd Annual Terralex Bankruptcy Practice Group Meeting, March 5-6, 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina.  The meeting brings together bankruptcy practitioners who are part of the Terralex worldwide network to discuss trends,... Continue Reading

Publications

Teligent Allows Law Firm Defendant in Malpractice Action to Challenge Validity of Proceeds Assignment Contained in Settlement Previously Approved by Bankruptcy Court

Gregory W. Werkheiser, “Teligent Allows Law Firm Defendant in Malpractice Action to Challenge Validity of Proceeds Assignment Contained in Settlement Previously Approved by Bankruptcy Court,” Ethics & Prof. Comp. Comm. ABI Committee...

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