Business Restructuring

Ropes & Gray’s globally recognized business restructuring practice provides clients with creative strategies and practical solutions for addressing the challenges of financial distress and insolvency. Our mission is to be an integral part of our clients’ overall success by delivering world-class, individualized service.  


Experienced Advocates

For decades, our business restructuring lawyers have represented clients throughout the United States and internationally, in virtually every form of restructuring, insolvency and workout. The members of Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring department are among the top bankruptcy lawyers in the world. Our partners are widely recognized in publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR 1000, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Super Lawyers. Two of our partners are Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy, and one was recently recognized by Turnarounds and Workouts as an “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer.” 

Award-Winning Deals

Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring practice has been recognized nationally as a “sophisticated, high-quality” practice by Chambers USA. The practice regularly receives awards for high-profile restructurings, including “Corporate Turnaround of the Year” for the Linn Energy chapter 11 case (2018), “Cross-Border Turnaround of the Year” for the prepackaged bankruptcy of Global A&T Electronics (2018), “Special Situations M&A Deal of the Year” for the sale of assets to Univision in Gawker Media’s chapter 11 case (2017), and “Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year” for Verso Corporation (2017). 

Firmwide Collaboration

Our core business restructuring team leverages the creativity, knowledge and experience of the entire firm across multiple disciplines and multiple geographies. By drawing on the firm’s offices across the globe, and in practices such as benefits, finance, health care, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, real estate, special situations and tax, among others, we provide a seamless range of services to our clients. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to offer one-stop, cost-efficient solutions that address our clients’ biggest and most complex challenges.

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They are exceptionally sharp, very professional and very user-friendly. I’d characterize them as making bankruptcy law very accessible.
Client, Chambers USA