Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency

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 “A significant player in bankruptcy, restructuring, and insolvency, acting for both debtors and creditors in addition to bankruptcy trustees. Offers a wide range of expertise, covering workouts and out-of-court debt restructurings as well as bankruptcies. Also experienced advising on matters arising under the Canadian Bankruptcy Act.” Chambers


As a full-service law firm with offices across the United States and Toronto, Dickinson Wright’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Insolvency practice provides comprehensive business advisory, crisis management, bankruptcy and restructuring counsel, and creditor litigation services to banks, non-traditional lenders, trade creditors, and customers of financially troubled companies in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. 


Dickinson Wright also provides bankruptcy and restructuring counsel to financially troubled companies and individuals themselves.  The firm frequently works with or represents receivers in both state and federal courts, and also acts as bankruptcy estate professionals, representing debtors, unsecured creditors committees, and other types of committees in complex Chapter 11 cases. Dickinson Wright regularly counsels and represents companies interested in purchasing troubled companies or their assets inside or outside of bankruptcy.


Our Team


Dickinson Wright’s bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers are esteemed by both clients and peers for their industry experience and commitment to excellent representation. The practice is ranked by Chambers USA® and many members of the team are regularly cited for their work by Chambers®, Super Lawyers®, and Best Lawyers®, as well as other leading evaluating organizations.


Our Services


Dickinson Wright’s comprehensive approach allows us to efficiently and effectively respond to the wide array of important issues that arise for financially troubled companies as well as their creditors and customers.  Our experience includes U.S. bankruptcy, receivership, and general insolvency law and practice, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9, Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Personal Property Security Act, and cross-border and international insolvencies. Our services include:


  • Asset & Credit Management

  • In & Out of Court Workouts & Restructurings

  • Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Collection Actions

  • Sales & Acquisitions of Distressed Companies

  • State & Federal Receiverships

  • U.S., Canadian, & International Insolvency

Additionally, our bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers work closely with other practice areas within the firm to ensure that we address and mitigate every potential point of concern that may emerge, including:



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