Business restructuring

As business restructuring advisors, we believe our clients’ business objectives should significantly guide our legal advice and objectives. For this reason, we provide more than legal advice: we partner with our clients and their teams to formulate and implement global solutions. Our attorneys have decades of experience in the restructuring arena. Whether you are a borrower-debtor, lender-creditor, or a potential buyer, you want multidimensional lawyers with experience on all sides of the fence. 

As a business advisory and advocacy firm, our focus is on efficiently providing advice on your situation and in achieving the optimal result – even in a difficult environment. We have one of the largest and most active middle-market bankruptcy and restructuring practices in the country – and certainly in the Midwest. The common characteristic among all the clients we serve is their need for a need for sophisticated and responsive services that enable them to accomplish their goals. Importantly, our restructuring services go beyond expertise in bankruptcy. Many of our clients, in fact, are able to accomplish their turnaround or other objectives through non-judicial means. 

We’ve built a strong reputation as the advisors of choice for companies, boards, owners, lenders, creditors and buyers during restructurings, distressed sales or bankruptcies. Our clients consist of private equity firms, Fortune 1000 companies, family owned businesses, private and commercial lenders, directors and officers, and high net worth and other individuals who place their trust in McDonald Hopkins, including through debtor-side engagements, creditors’ committee appointments, secured lender representations, distressed M&A matters, adversary litigation, and litigation finance transactions. 

Our Business Restructuring Department attorneys are able to call upon a wealth of experience to provide a variety of services to businesses in a variety of industries. The team includes several former big law attorneys who have transplanted their practices to McDonald Hopkins to create impressive and diverse client bases.

The Business Restructuring Department is ranked in Chambers USA in Ohio and Illinois. The practice in Illinois is known for being "particularly active in the midmarket space," with clients noting the team is "high caliber" and that "They are solutions-focused and look to find ways to get a deal done." In Ohio, the Business Restructuring team is known for offering "pragmatic business resolutions" and maintaining "a strong offering in the business restructuring space, with a focus on midmarket matters in the healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and real estate sectors." 


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