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They are the very best at what they do. - Chambers USA, 2023
Our market-leading Restructuring Group provides a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through the turmoil of situations involving financially troubled companies. With more than 200 attorneys in the Firm’s U.S., London, Munich and Hong Kong offices, the group is a leader in complex domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. Kirkland’s Restructuring Group, along with hundreds of other attorneys with specific restructuring experience throughout the Firm, operates worldwide as one practice to provide seamless service to restructuring clients facing complicated global issues and has experience across multiple industries, including automotive, media, entertainment, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, retail and real estate.

Our lawyers have unique, widespread experience in all forms of complex financial and operational restructurings and insolvency proceedings, including representing debtors, distressed investors, and creditors in all restructuring efforts both in and out of Chapter 11. Kirkland acts on behalf of domestic and multinational corporations experiencing financial difficulties, lenders or creditors in contentious restructurings, and private equity or hedge funds looking to take a stake in a stressed or distressed company.

Furthermore, we regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's internationally recognized lawyers in securities, debt finance, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.

Debtor Counsel of the Year

The Deal, 2022

Named #1 Firm in the World in Restructuring Seven Years in a Row

Global Restructuring Review’s GRR 30 Rankings, 2017–2023

#1 in Out-of-Court Restructurings

The Deal, 2023