Bankruptcy & Restructuring

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Hill Ward Henderson’s Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights team represents and advises many of the region’s leading financial institutions, private lenders, investment groups, leasing companies, public and private corporations, commercial landlords and real estate investment entities in all aspects of the debtor/creditor relationship. We regularly handle a broad variety of sophisticated bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation matters, creditors' rights litigation, foreclosure proceedings and problem loan workouts, lender liability litigation and other related complex commercial litigation cases. Our firm provides our clients with real world, practical and cost-effective business-focused solutions to virtually any insolvency-related or debtor-creditor matter.

Key Service Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Foreclosure Litigation
  • Complex Business Reorganization
  • Distressed Investments
  • “Loan to Own” Transactions, and Distressed Asset and Business Acquisitions
  • Out of Court Workouts
  • Representation of Creditors and Creditor Committees
  • Fraud and Misappropriation Matters
  • Avoidable Transfer Litigation

Given our breadth of experience, we are equally at home accomplishing a client’s goals through litigation or a negotiated approach.  We also regularly draw upon the resources and knowledge of Hill Ward Henderson’s experienced and sophisticated Litigation, Real Estate, Finance, Corporate and Tax practice groups to meet our clients’ ever-evolving needs within the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights realm. 


  • Defended financial institution against fraudulent transfer, aiding and abetting, and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by Chapter 11 Trustee of failed telecommunications company.
  • Represented landlords in Winn Dixie Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented over 20 orthodontic and dental practices in in dental management company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented lender in contested commercial foreclosure of a $60,000,000 mortgage covering development located in central Florida.
  • Represented lender in contested foreclosure of a $24,000,000 mortgage covering fractured condominium development.
  • Represented surety owed in excess of $15,000,000 in general contractor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


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