The attorneys in Verrill's Business Law Group have extensive experience and a well-deserved reputation for excellence in all types of business insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

In recent years, members of our team have represented, variously, debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 business reorganizations, Chapter 7 business liquidations, and Chapter 13 cases that involve business issues. Our bankruptcy lawyers have represented clients in many significant bankruptcy cases throughout the United States, resulting in a high level of sophistication benefiting the wide range of clients we serve. As our clients' needs dictate, these attorneys routinely collaborate with other members of the Business Law Group and Verrill colleagues across the firm in order to ensure that our clients receive comprehensive insights and advice from all applicable viewpoints.

Aggressive representation of creditors' committees, secured lenders, trade creditors, and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees in significant cases and matters is complemented by passionate advocacy on behalf of shareholders, partners, directors, officers, and guarantors in situations of financial distress.

Verrill's team takes pride in finding creative and cost-effective legal solutions to an inclusive range of financial problems facing our clients. For businesses in financial distress, our goal is to use the various tools available to allow them to reorganize into healthy, vibrant businesses. While we always assist our debtor clients in exploring non-bankruptcy alternatives, we are skilled in using the financial restructuring tools available in the federal bankruptcy laws.

A small sampling of the many types of clients that our insolvency, restructuring, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy attorneys have worked with recently includes technology companies, hedge funds, hospitals, railroads, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, creditors' committees, venture capitalists, timber companies, manufacturers, retailers, and insurance companies.

Our bankruptcy lawyers regularly present at conferences as speakers, write articles of topical interest, and appear on panels. They are active members of the American Bankruptcy Institute, have clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges, and are recognized in leading legal directories such as The Best Lawyers in America© and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

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