Press Release

Ballard Spahr Launches Team Focused on Distressed Assets and Opportunities

September 6, 2022

Ballard Spahr has launched a Distressed Assets and Opportunities initiative to serve clients navigating the potential setbacks and opportunities that can emerge in a turbulent economy.

A recognized leader in the areas critical to success in the management, restructuring, enforcement, acquisition, and disposition of all types of distressed assets, Ballard Spahr is particularly well-positioned to advise on effective strategies that protect investments, maximize value, and leverage opportunities. The multidisciplinary team comprises attorneys from a wide range of practice areas, including:

Bankruptcy and Restructuring: Developing solutions to issues involving troubled debt, insolvency, restructuring, loan workouts and enforcement, and bankruptcy matters

Distressed Real Estate: Designing and implementing approaches to resolving troubled real estate investments and loans on behalf of lenders, servicers, investors, developers, owners, landlords, tenants, and receivers

Distressed M&A: Representing investors, financial institutions, buyers, and sellers in the purchase or sale of distressed assets or companies, both in and outside of bankruptcy

Distressed Digital Assets: Advising on restructuring, insolvency, regulatory developments, asset recovery, and the protection of digital assets, including fiduciary duty issues

Distressed Project Finance: Helping clients resolve intractable issues involving distressed projects across industries, including government-owned infrastructure, P3s, and privately owned assets

Commercial Loan Servicing: Negotiating and closing sales and acquisitions of loans and loan portfolios, and representing lenders, agents, and servicers in all aspects of loan administration including managing, restructuring, and enforcing distressed loans

Corporate Trust Services: Representing financial institutions in transactional and litigation corporate trust matters throughout the transaction lifecycle, from initial transaction review to operational administration, regulatory compliance, risk and control, investor inquiries, events of default, workout and restructuring, termination, successorships, investigations, and insolvency

Municipal Recovery: Leveraging our broad public sector experience to advise investors on recovery strategies, pursuing remedial rights, and litigating on behalf of indenture trustees and bondholders in municipal bankruptcy filings

“We are facing a changing economic and business environment that brings both challenges and opportunities,” said Dominic J. De Simone, Co-Chair of the firm’s national Finance Department and Leader of its Distressed Real Estate practice. “Building on our core national transactional and litigation practices, Ballard Spahr’s integrated, multi-disciplinary approach provides clients with a fundamental understanding of troubled assets and relevant issues together with a clear and effective strategy to protect and maximize those assets. Ultimately, we are able to help clients successfully achieve their business goals no matter how challenging the situation may seem.”

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.

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