Business Reorganization & Restructuring

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

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group is recognized as one of the premier restructuring and reorganizing practices in the United States. Since 1990, Delaware has been the venue for nearly half of the nation’s largest bankruptcy cases and Morris Nichols has been at the center of many of these sophisticated proceedings. We leverage that experience along with the capabilities of our corporate litigation, intellectual property, real estate, and corporate and commercial counseling practices to assist troubled businesses and other major parties in large, complex cases and adversary proceedings. Indeed, the Group draws praise for its “complete mastery of the Delaware bankruptcy scene.” (Chambers USA 2018)

Our attorneys regularly serve 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 a 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.

Our goal is to understand our clients’ business and devise innovative solutions that are practical and cost-effective while providing a superior level of service. We work with our clients to quickly respond to today’s challenges and skillfully plan for their long-range objectives.

Accolades

  • Ranked as a Band 1 firm by Chambers USA for Delaware Bankruptcy/Restructuring for more than a decade.
  • Majority of Morris Nichols business reorganization and restructuring partners are ranked by Chambers USA.
  • Recognized as a Delaware Powerhouse in Law360’s annual Regional Powerhouse series for 2018.
  • Rated among the world’s leading restructuring and insolvency practices by Global Restructuring Review’s 2018 GRR 100.
  • Consistently listed among the top 30 firms nationally on The Deal Bankruptcy Law Firms Power Rankings.
  • Ranked as a leading Delaware restructuring and insolvency law firm in IFLR United States 2018.
  • Selected as a “Best Law Firm” in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers for bankruptcy litigation as well as Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
  • Recognized at the 2018 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for Industrials Deal of the Year (Over $100MM).
  • Recognized at the 2017 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($10MM to $25MM).
  • Recognized at the 2017 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for Energy Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $500MM).
  • Recipient of the Turnaround Management Association’s 2012 Turnaround of the Year Award.

 

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

Andrew R. Remming

Andrew R. Remming

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9405
aremming@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

Matthew B. Harvey

Matthew B. Harvey

Associate

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

Tamara K. Mann

Tamara K. Mann

Associate

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

Eric Moats

Eric Moats

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9486
emoats@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Matthew O. Talmo

Matthew O. Talmo

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9471
mtalmo@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Paige N. Topper

Paige N. Topper

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9148
ptopper@mnat.com
Business Reorganization & Restructuring

News

15 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 9, 2019) – Fifteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2019 Delaware Super Lawyers.  Derek C. Abbott and William M. Lafferty were ranked number one on the “Top 10” list for Delaware in the Bankruptcy: Business and Business Litigation practice areas.  In addition, attorneys Eric S.... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Morris Nichols Top Tier for Four Delaware Practices; 26 Attorneys Named Leading Delaware Practitioners

Wilmington, DE (April 25, 2019) – The 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business has again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a leading Delaware law firm in four practice categories. For more than a decade, Morris Nichols has consistently been ranked Band 1 in Chambers’ Delaware tables for... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Ranks Morris Nichols in 2019 Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 14, 2018) – Benchmark Litigation has released its annual legal directory focusing exclusively on the litigation and disputes market. The 2019 edition again ranks Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in the top “Highly Recommended” band for Delaware law firms. Nine Morris Nichols attorneys were ranked as leading... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty-Four Practice Areas in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty-four practice areas in the 2019 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  Once again, the firm was selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions” and a variety of... Continue Reading

Delaware State Bar Association Recognizes Derek Abbott with Distinguished Access to Justice Commitment Award

Wilmington, DE (October 24, 2018) – Today, Derek C. Abbott was presented the Commitment Award at the 2018 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Awards.  The honor is given by the Delaware State Bar Association to a member of the Bar who has demonstrated a sterling commitment to pro bono work throughout his or her career by... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Welcomes Four New Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (October 3, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to welcome four new attorneys.  The additions include three recent judicial clerks and one experienced bankruptcy lawyer. “We are delighted to have four accomplished young lawyers join Morris Nichols,” said hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. ... Continue Reading

IFLR1000 United States Guide Ranks Morris Nichols in Top Delaware Bands for Financial and Corporate Law Firms

Wilmington, DE (September 17, 2018) – The 2018 edition of IFLR United States – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Firms has been released.  Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP appears at the top of the two Delaware tables ranking the leading M&A law firms and the leading restructuring and insolvency law firms. “Considered... Continue Reading

Law360 Names Morris Nichols a Delaware Regional Powerhouse

Wilmington, DE (September 4, 2018) – Law360 released its list of 2018 Regional Powerhouses, recognizing Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP among the top Delaware law firms. “With roots dating back to the Great Depression,” Morris Nichols “earned its place in the high-stakes and demanding legal climate of Delaware by taking on major... Continue Reading

33 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2018) – Thirty-three attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 87,000 eligible attorneys. Three firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 18, 2018) – Seventeen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers.  William M. Lafferty was ranked number one on the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Kimberly Gill McKinnon, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, Andrew R. Remming, and... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Morris Nichols as Top-Tier Delaware Law Firm

Wilmington, DE (May 3, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked Band 1 in four Delaware practice categories in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was ranked in the highest tier for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 13, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce nine attorneys associated with the firm were admitted to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. “We congratulate these new attorneys upon reaching this milestone,” said Morris Nichols hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. “The... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty Practice Areas in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty practice areas in the 2018 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." In the 2018 rankings, the firm was once again selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions” as well as a... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Nine Morris Nichols Litigators in 2018 Guide

Wilmington, DE (October 17, 2017) – Benchmark Litigation has released its 2018 guide to the leading U.S. litigation law firms. Once again, Benchmark ranked Morris Nichols in the “Highly Recommended” band for Delaware, with peers noting the firm is a top player in the First State. Nine Morris Nichols attorneys were ranked as leading Delaware... Continue Reading

32 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2017) – Thirty-two attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 83,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Invited to Join INSOL Taskforce 2021 Working Group

Wilmington, DE (July 25, 2017) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, has been invited as part of INSOL's Strategic Plan 2021 to join a Taskforce 2021 Working Group to “Enhance the involvement and relevance of the small practice network”.   INSOL International is a world-wide federation... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 26, 2017) – The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again 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 2017 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 12, 2017) – Sixteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2017 Delaware Super Lawyers list.  William M. Lafferty was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Kimberly Gill McKinnon, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, and Curtis S. Miller were... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Speaks at Terralex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group 2017 Meeting in Beijing, China

Wilmington, DE (April 7, 2017) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, spoke at the Terralex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group Meeting in Beijing, China on April 7, 2017. Eric serves as Co-Chair of the group, and provided opening and closing remarks as well as moderated the roundtable... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Speaks at The M&A Advisor’s 2017 Distressed Investing Summit

Wilmington, DE (March 27, 2017) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, spoke at The M&A Advisor’s 2017 Distressed Investing Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. on March 23, 2017.  He joined The Honorable Judge Kevin J. Carey and other panelists in the Stalwarts Roundtable discussion,... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz is Country Chapter Contributor for the United States for the INSOL International Special Report titled “Office-Holder Remuneration-Some International Comparisons”

Wilmington, DE (March 1, 2017) – INSOL International published the Special Report titled “Office-holder Remuneration: Some International Comparisons” by Eric Baijal of BBM Solicitors, Scotland with country chapters provided by 14 individual contributors. Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner,... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Represents Terminal Investment Limited in Acquisition of Controlling Stake in Total Terminals International

Wilmington, DE (February 6, 2017) – Morris Nichols successfully represented Terminal Investment Limited SARL (“TiL”) as lead counsel in its cross-border acquisition from Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. (“Hanjin”) of a controlling stake in Total Terminals International, LLC (“TTI”), a Delaware limited liability company which operates two... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Recognized by The M&A Advisor 2017 Turnaround Awards

Wilmington, DE (January 27, 2017) – Today, The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP was recognized in two categories for restructuring work and for reorganization in the energy sector. Together with co-counsel Hogan Lovells US LLP, the firm was recognized for work on... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce nine attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. “We are pleased to congratulate these talented individuals and welcome them to the Morris Nichols team,” said hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. “The... Continue Reading

Derek Abbott to Be Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

Wilmington, DE (November 10, 2016) – The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that Morris Nichols partner Derek Abbott will be inducted as a Fellow of the 28th Class of the College on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Derek is one of 30 insolvency professionals being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and... Continue Reading

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Morris Nichols Among “Best Law Firms” in 2017 Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2016) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2017 edition, the firm was selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions” as well as a diverse array of Delaware... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Unveils Thought Leadership ePub Companions

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, a leader in Delaware law, launched a series of Delaware legal practice ePublications.  Available for download on MNAT.com, the ePubs afford the reader convenient access via mobile device or desktop. “This is another example of how we are providing our clients and... Continue Reading

31 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2016) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Partners with KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Overcome Challenges to Complete Successful Reorganization

Wilmington, DE (July 12, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht and Tunnell LLP (“Morris Nichols”) announced today that it, together with co-counsel Hogan Lovells US LLP, has served as chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Brisbane, California based development stage, biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Speaks at Terralex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group 2016 European Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

Wilmington, DE (June 8, 2016) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will speak at the Terralex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group 2016 European Meeting in Budapest, Hungary on June 10, 2016.   He will speak from a U.S. perspective on “How decreasing interest rates in the long run may... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 25 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 27, 2016) – The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again 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-five Morris... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 13, 2016) – Seventeen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2016 Delaware Super Lawyers list.  Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, Curtis S. Miller, and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Speaks at 2016 TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group Meeting in Lima, Peru

Wilmington, DE (May 9, 2016) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will speak at the opening session of the TerraLex joint practice group meeting of the Construction, Bankruptcy, Energy, Environmental & Real Estate practice groups at the 2016 TerraLex Global Meeting in Lima, Peru.  Eric... Continue Reading

Six Morris Nichols Partners Listed Among Best Lawyers 2016 Women in the Law

Wilmington, DE (May 3, 2016) – Six partners from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP have been included in Best Lawyers Business Edition’s list of 2016 Women in the Law. Featuring peer-nominated attorneys in 140 practice areas, the list is part of the inaugural Best Lawyers Business Edition publication, produced in collaboration with the... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz guest lecturer at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Wilmington, DE (March 31, 2016) – Eric Schwartz was a guest lecturer at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.  Mr. Schwartz lectured on the subject of corporate fiduciary duties in a distress situation to the Corporate Restructuring class of students in the masters in business program.   Mr. Schwartz' hour-long lecture covered... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Elects Mac Measley, Andrew Remming, Jason Russell as Partners; Karl Randall as Special Counsel

Wilmington, DE (January 4, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Mac Measley, Andrew Remming and Jason Russell have been elected partners, and that Karl Randall has been promoted to special counsel, effective January 1, 2016. “We are proud to congratulate Mac, Andrew, Jason, and Karl on reaching these... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Increases Associate Salaries to $160,000

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s starting salary for first-year Associates will increase from $145,000 to $160,000, effective January 1, 2016.  “We are proud to be a consistent market leader here in Delaware,” said hiring partner Megan... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 9, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce six attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.   “We are proud to congratulate this talented group of new attorneys,” said hiring partner Megan Ward Cascio.  “Their impressive academic performance and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Participates in 2015 TMA Asia Pacific Conference

Wilmington, DE (November 19, 2015) – The Turnaround Management Association hosted its 2015 TMA Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore and Morris Nichols Partner, Eric Schwartz was invited to present on the Judges Panel covering the topic of Restructuring Regimes. He joined Judicial Commissioner Kannan Ramesh of the Supreme Court of Singapore and... Continue Reading

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 2, 2015) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2016 edition, the firm was selected for inclusion in a diverse array of bankruptcy, corporate, intellectual property, and trust law practice areas in Delaware. The... Continue Reading

Who's Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2016 Names Morris Nichols Partner Derek Abbott

Wilmington, DE (September 30, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner Derek Abbott has been identified as a leading restructuring and insolvency attorney by the Who’s Who Legal independent research team. He will be listed in the upcoming publication, Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2016.  As a member of the... Continue Reading

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 Litigation-Intellectual... 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 Morris Nichols... 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 Delaware Rising Stars. Morris... 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 Year: Jack... 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 Delaware... 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 of US... 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 C Abbott,... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Moderates Making Your Case: Presenting Valuation Evidence at VALCON 2014

Wilmington, DE (February 28, 2014) – Morris Nichols partner Eric Schwartz moderated the panel “Making Your Case: Presenting Valuation Evidence” during VALCON 2014.  The panel covered strategies and tips for presenting financial evidence in chapter 11 cases. Panelists discussed the selection, roles and fee arrangements of financial... 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

Eric Schwartz Opening Speaker at 2013 TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group Meeting

Wilmington, DE (September 29, 2013) – Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, served as opening speaker 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... 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 of the... 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 of US... 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 areas who... 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, according... 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 Annual M&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 Townsends, Inc.,... 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

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, independent... 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 reputations of US... 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 Dec. 8, 2008. ... Continue Reading

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Of Spoiled Milk—Warnings That Should and Should Not Have Been Issued: Another Take on the Potential for Management and Controlling Shareholder Liability Related to an Insolvent Company’s WARN Act Violations

For the better part of three decades, an apocryphal tale has circulated on the Internet about a man who leaps from a terminal height off a building only to be mortally wounded by a shotgun blast as he hurtles past an open window on the way down....

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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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Client Alerts

Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Significant Opinion on Corporate Creditors; Addresses Fiduciary Duties, Standing, and Measure of Insolvency

In an opinion issued on May 4, 2015, Quadrant Structured Products Co., Ltd. v. Vertin, the Court of Chancery provided important guidance to distressed Delaware corporations and their creditors.  Among other things, the Court (i) summarized...

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