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Kirkland is the leader in the market for restructuring counsel. - Chambers USA, 2022
Kirkland has an elite, national debtors' practice, having successfully guided companies — both large and small — through the restructuring process. Our key focus is to create practical, value-added solutions to difficult situations. We realize that every client brings to the table its own issues and concerns. Recognizing that, we do not take a "cookie-cutter" approach to our debtor-practice. The successes we have gained for our clients stem not only from the intelligence and creativity of our attorneys, but also from our attorneys' ability to work directly with a debtor's management team to understand and become intimately familiar with a company's particular business and the impact the current financial and legal issues are having on the business.

We strive to ensure that our clients achieve their goals in any restructuring. In certain instances, this may require helping clients obtain a deleveraging of their capital structure that enhances already strong operations. In other cases, we have assisted clients in achieving longer-term operational turnarounds. In each representation, we focus on developing effective and creative solutions to address our clients' capital structure concerns and operational complexities.

Our ability to achieve successful outcomes for our clients stems largely from the depth of experience of our restructuring attorneys. Kirkland's restructuring attorneys have represented debtors in every phase of the restructuring process. In assisting our clients, we often draw on and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's attorneys in a wide range of practice areas. When hiring Kirkland's Restructuring Group, our clients hire more than just restructuring attorneys. They hire a firm of lawyers, many of whom spend the substantial majority of their time handling restructuring matters with focuses including corporate, litigation, employment, securities, tax, environmental and real estate. This broad range of experience has enabled us to achieve unparalleled success for our clients.

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