We analyze our clients’ rights and responsibilities under previously executed or yet to be executed documentation and under applicable statutes, regulations and judicial decisions. When applicable, we also address environmental issues. Our attorneys provide alternative solutions to various financial challenges, including all areas of bankruptcy, refinancing, assignments for the benefit of creditors, litigation, pursuit of various debtors and foreclosures.
We assist our clients in their efforts to acquire and dispose of distressed property throughout the United States and internationally by offering counsel in foreclosure and bankruptcy matters. Our attorneys also help clients negotiate acquisitions before the seller enters bankruptcy or foreclosure.
Investigations and Litigation
We help our clients investigate internal corporate activities by conducting legal audits and forensic inquiries. Our attorneys represent bankruptcy trustees and examiners, indenture trustees, and other fiduciaries in all areas of disputes. We defend financial institutions and other entities in check fraud and UCC-based disputes.
Workouts and Bankruptcies
Harris Beach represents clients in all forms of commercial litigation, in bankruptcy matters, and in foreclosure proceedings, including surplus money proceedings and deficiency judgment collections. We represent banks and lending institutions involved in cash collateral lending situations and those seeking to participate in debtor-in-possession funding opportunities. Our attorneys also represent clients seeking to purchase assets through or outside of the bankruptcy process.
We defend clients against lender liability claims and in sales of specific credits or entire portfolios of troubled assets. We also defend clients against preference and fraudulent conveyance claims brought against them in bankruptcy and state courts. We restructure classified loans, including preparing forbearance agreements. We represent trustees, successor trustees, receivers and bondholders in troubled municipal or state bond transactions, including foreclosure and restructure under bond indentures and related agreements. We also assist with commercial and consumer collection matters to optimize recoveries for our clients.