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Steptoe & Johnson’s Restructuring and Challenged Asset practice is engaged in a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters, drawing on our knowledge and understanding of corporate and securities laws, tax, commercial, energy, and bankruptcy laws. 

In the coal, oil, and gas sectors, our lawyers have extensive restructuring experience representing entities engaged in oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, and gathering systems, as well as other oil and gas sector activities, along with all aspects of coal mining acquisition, development, and production.

We have participated extensively in Chapter 11 cases and restructurings and have represented a number of energy-related entities in virtually every workout or bankruptcy scenario, including sales and acquisitions in bankruptcy, representing creditors and restructuring and reorganizing debtors.

Our team structure provides our energy clients unique and creative solutions to preserve, acquire, and grow their businesses in challenging economic times or to navigate and avoid pitfalls in bankruptcy and other distress situations.

Our Goal in Each Deal - To partner with in-house project leaders to manage the identification and evaluation of risks, develop a solid business strategy, and execute the plan.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Formed a multidisciplinary team of corporate, bankruptcy, energy, and litigation attorneys ready to address time-sensitive client needs
  • Represented clients in commercial restructurings ranging in size from local operators to international corporations
  • Protected clients’ interests in various adversarial proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and in other federal and state courts
  • Assisted energy clients in protecting property and operational rights and in the disposition and acquisition of operating assets in distress situations
  • One of the largest energy law practices in the country conducting due diligence evaluations on large asset transactions under tight time constraints, including ownership, liens, litigation, regulatory and environmental, gathering, and midstream
  • Multi-resource and multi-basin experience of the various systems that can provide both opportunities and threats to energy operations transactions and asset value
  • Quorum land management software to expedite the proper documentation, management, and transfer of energy properties
WHAT SETS US APART
  • One of the largest energy law practices in the country conducting due diligence evaluations on large asset transactions under tight time constraints, including ownership, liens, litigation, regulatory and environmental, gathering, and midstream
  • Multi-resource and multi-basin experience of the various systems that can provide both opportunities and threats to energy operations transactions and asset value
  • Quorum land management software to expedite the proper documentation, management, and transfer of energy properties