LZ’s consumer bankruptcy practice entails representing both debtors and creditors in personal bankruptcy cases under both chapter 7 (liquidation) and chapter 11 (reorganization) under the Bankruptcy Code. In particular, LZ has represented individual debtors in both simple and cost-effective proceedings, as well as difficult and complex proceedings involving aggressive creditor and trustee representation.
LZ has substantial experience representing individual debtors engaged in a variety of professions including but not limited to doctors, lawyers, real estate developers, casino employees, and other small business owners, successfully guiding them through the bankruptcy process. In addition to general bankruptcy case work, LZ’s representation of consumer debtors and creditors includes significant experience in pre-bankruptcy planning and preparation for filing, litigating contested exemptions of real and personal property, nondischargeability litigation pursuant to sections 523 and 727 of the Bankruptcy Code, and personal chapter 11 plan confirmation proceedings.
LZ’s business bankruptcy practice covers all aspects of restructurings, having represented debtor and creditor companies, lenders, purchasers, unsecured creditors’ committees, and trustees in a variety of chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases. LZ has restructuring experience in a wide array of industries including but not limited to real estate development, hotel-casinos, construction, and a variety of businesses. In particular, LZ has significant experience representing operating debtors under chapter 11 in assisting them with restructuring their business and financial affairs. LZ has successfully reorganized both large businesses with tens of millions of dollars in assets and liabilities, single asset real estate debtors, and small business debtors.
LZ also has substantial litigation and trial experience as lead counsel in a variety of complex business bankruptcy-related litigations, including but not limited to contested chapter 11 plan of reorganization confirmation hearings, officer and director liability actions, and avoidance actions under chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code.