Business organizations confronting financial challenges present both risks and opportunities.  Exploring viable and practical strategies and solutions to realize, under the circumstances, the best outcomes, are what the professionals on Lippes Mathias' Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Team strive to achieve.  With over three decades of combined experience, and co-led by Raymond L. Fink and John A. Mueller, the attorneys in this practice group represent a wide array of clients with varying interests in distressed businesses, including:

  • Borrowers/Debtors
  • Lenders/Creditors (secured and unsecured)
  • Equity Holders
  • Creditors’ Committees
  • Trustees/Receivers
  • Acquirers
  • Franchisees/Franchisors
  • Licensees/Licensors
  • Landlords/Tenants

Our attorneys have ample experience in both judicial and non-judicial proceedings such as:
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings (emphasis on Chapter 11)
  • Foreclosures (UCC Art. 9 and real estate)
  • Receiverships
  • General Assignments
  • Out of Court Workout Arrangements
  • Insolvency Acquisitions
  • Avoidance Litigation
  • Lender Liability Litigation

The industries and business segments served by our attorneys are wide and varied and include:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Wholesale and Distribution
  • Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Fink, co-leader of the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice has been recognized by Upstate New York Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© (twice recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Litigation – Bankruptcy and once recognized with “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law).
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