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"Outstandingly commercial and technically superb." – Legal 500 

"An excellent reputation for bankruptcy litigation." – Legal 500

Bracewell has an experienced team with the appropriate blend of aggressive and delicate negotiation skills and with the time-tested litigation skills to back them up. Our clients turn to our skilled litigators as advocates in restructuring and indenture disputes and in bankruptcy courts around the country to defend and enforce their rights. We represent clients at both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as counseling them through arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Because we have the experience to look at a case from many angles, we are also routinely engaged to litigate “bet the company” matters of first impression.

We are also prepared to back up our bankruptcy litigation skills with contingency fee and other alternative fee approaches.

Bracewell attorneys respond to the diverse issues affecting litigation recoveries. We have handled civil litigation, adversary proceedings, bankruptcy appeals, and contested hearings throughout the U.S. involving issues such as:

  • Cross-border insolvency disputes
  • Fraudulent conveyances and preferences
  • Lender liability claims
  • Make-whole dispute
  • Recovery actions
  • Contested plans of reorganization
  • Valuation disputes
  • Claim objection
  • Rule 2019 disputes
  • Stay relief motions
  • Adequate protection issues
  • Executory contract issues

Bracewell lawyers have represented major clients in:

  • Omega Navigation Enterprises jurisdictional and stay relief litigation
  • CCS Medical valuation litigation
  • BMCA fraudulent transfer and preference litigation
  • TOUSA fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Scotia Pacific "single asset real estate" litigation
  • Anchor Resolution make-whole litigation
  • LSP Energy DIP financing litigation
  • Marco Polo Seatrade jurisdictional and dismissal litigation
  • Foamex "credit bidding" litigation
  • Sons of Gwalia litigation in Australia
  • LSP Energy make-whole litigation
  • Centro Properties litigation in Australia
  • Tembec Industries litigation in Canada
  • Pliant contested confirmation hearing
  • Kaiser Aluminum indenture litigation
  • Georgia Gulf indenture litigation
  • Metromedia Fiber contested confirmation hearing
  • Scotia Pacific Rule 2019 litigation
  • Appeals before the First, Second, Third, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal

Be sure to visit Basis Points Bracewell’s blog providing context and offering fresh (if irreverent) commentary on developments in today's restructuring, distressed debt, and new investment markets.