Roger Frankel, co-chair of the Restructuring Group, has practiced in the areas of business reorganization and creditors’ rights since 1972, with an emphasis on bringing business and common sense to complex legal transactions. Mr. Frankel represents major companies, fiduciaries and financial institutions in debt restructuring and reorganization matters ranging from out-of-court workouts to proceedings under state insolvency statutes and the Federal Bankruptcy Code.
Mr. Frankel represents secured and unsecured creditors, fiduciaries and other significant parties in Chapter 11 cases and has extensive experience representing public and private companies in connection with Chapter 11 cases including clients in the financial services, gaming, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, energy, telecommunications and service industries. Recently, he has been actively involved in the liquidity crisis affecting financial institutions, advising significant counter-parties with respect to their exposure to troubled financial institutions. He has counseled clients regarding mass-tort matters, including representing a debtor in a successful pre-packaged Chapter 11 case as well as representing other parties in pending asbestos cases.
A sample of his recent notable engagements include:
Chambers Global recognizes Mr. Frankel for “his all-encompassing bankruptcy expertise and experience” and also notes that “Sources admire ‘his superbly calm demeanor and professional attitude in the face of tense disputes,’ and his near-unparalleled knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code.” Additionally, Chambers USA calls Mr. Frankel a “dean of the bankruptcy practice” and praises him for his “near-unparalleled knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code.”
Mr. Frankel has appeared on the PBS news program, “Nightly Business Report,” and is an active speaker on bankruptcy issues throughout the country.
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