Bankruptcy & Restructuring

One thing remains constant in today’s dynamic global business market: our unwavering commitment to offering clients balanced perspective and comprehensive solutions in distressed situations.

Our bankruptcy and restructuring advisors work seamlessly with counsel and clients to skillfully navigate the most complex restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

    A full spectrum of capabilities

    Baker Tilly combines an integrated suite of offerings with decades of bankruptcy, litigation, valuation and crisis management advisory experience, a mastery of financial implications, and a deep understanding of the legal landscape.

    • Bankruptcy remedies and damages
    • Cash flow stabilization
    • Consulting and testifying experts
    • Distressed business valuations
    • Fiduciary/trustee/examiner services
    • Fraudulent transfer and preference analysis
    • Lender/board investigations and advisory services
    • Official committee advisory services
    • Reasonably equivalent value, reorganization value and solvency
    • Reorganization tax advice

    Count on us for comprehensive financial solutions in distressed situations

    Bankruptcy litigation consulting

    • Our professionals have a deep understanding of the intersection of financial analyses and the legal landscape.  We have served as financial advisors and consulting and testifying experts in some of the most complex fraudulent transfer, fiduciary breach, and other bankruptcy-related cases in history.

    Court-appointed roles

    • Members of our team have been appointed as trustees, examiners, receivers, and financial advisors to court-appointed fiduciaries in complex national and international cases.

    Distressed business valuation

    • We are valuation experts who understand litigation. The technical rigor we bring is our client’s and their counsel’s most valuable asset, shielding our analysis from attack, while exposing weakness on the opponent’s side.

    Financial advisory

    • We serve as Financial Advisors to parties and counsel in distressed business situations, including debtors-in-possession, secured creditors, statutory committees such as unsecured creditors’ committees, boards of directors and independent members of the boards of directors, and trustees or examiners.

    Tax matters in bankruptcy

    • Baker Tilly’s expertise in the complex field of bankruptcy tax matters can help preserve what can be a valuable asset to a bankruptcy estate.

    Who we are

    Pragmatists

    • We are a team of trusted advisors, dedicated specialists and respected leaders who bring clarity to complex and chaotic situations using a practical and measured approach. Our strategic and tactical advice is thorough, well-analyzed, and reflects careful consideration of each client’s unique needs and constraints.

    Conflict managers

    • When bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency disputes arise, you need a team in your arsenal who can distill complicated matters down to their essence and negotiate in sensitive situations. We pinpoint and analyze the issues and formulate an articulate explanation which accurately and thoroughly presents our findings. If litigation becomes necessary, we provide first-class support and expert testimony.

    Problem solvers

    • Clients turn to us for tried and true guidance when stakes are the highest. From acute crisis management to forward-looking recovery and performance improvements — we are dedicated to maximizing opportunities and minimizing operational disruption and bottom line impact.

    Performance driven

    • Our team of bankruptcy and restructuring advisors are tenacious and determined — when the pressure is on, and timelines are tight, we deliver. In fact, we have built a reputation for preparing meticulous reports and providing comprehensive testimony for a variety of complex, multiparty, “bet-the-company” disputes, while navigating some of the most difficult circumstances.
    Our high performing team complements our broad range of bankruptcy and restructuring offerings, greatly enhancing our ability to serve clients facing the largest, most complex disputes…and aligns well with our strategy to combine Baker Tilly’s deep industry and technical expertise with a full range of offerings for our clients.
    Jack F. Williams, Principal, PhD, JD, CIRA, CDBV

    Industry expertise

    Baker Tilly has the subject matter and industry expertise needed to represent debtors, boards of directors, secured lenders and unsecured creditors in distressed business situations, bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation matters across a variety of industries, including:

    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Infrastructure
    • Hospitality & Gaming
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas
    • Professional Services
    • Retail

    Our experts have testified in some of the most high-profile cases in the country such as:

    • Seadrill Limited, et al.
    • Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., et al.
    • Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation
    • Mirant Corporation
    • Adelphia Communications Corp., et al.
    • Tronox, Inc.

    Podcast

    Valuation issues and presenting valuation evidence before the courts

    Listen in on this American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) podcast as Baker Tilly’s Jack F. Williams and Susan H. Seabury discuss their book “Admitting Expert Valuation Evidence.” Included in the discussion:

    • Gathering business valuation evidence,
    • Why various parties might read the evidence in different ways, and
    • How to best overcome challenges in court when admitting valuation evidence.