Jill L Murch
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The Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice of Foley is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most prestigious. Our highly regarded attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy law and practice, and continue to garner recognition for their services and successes. Most recently, Foley was ranked by Bankruptcy Law360 as one of the nation's top 10 firms in the area of bankruptcy based upon new and recent engagements.
Foley's Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice is national, with a unique breadth of senior practitioners and generalists as well as lawyers with significant experience in particular industries. The practice includes attorneys from Foley's offices in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, San Diego, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
Our attorneys work integrally with the firm's other highly regarded practices, including a number of the firm's industry-focused practices, forming multidisciplinary industry restructuring teams in such areas as:
Energy and utilities
Corporate trust and bondholders' rights
Real estate, including sub-prime and homebuilding
Sports and recreation
Our attorneys regularly represent parties in all aspects of bankruptcy law, from pre-filing workouts on behalf of companies and creditors to Chapter 11 engagements on behalf of debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, indenture trustees, equityholders, bondholders, contract parties, debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders, asset purchasers, institutional creditors, claims purchasers, professional advisors, examiners and trustees, and various other parties in interest. These engagements have included public and private debtors with revenues ranging from multiple millions of dollars to multiple billions of dollars, sales of debtor assets, litigation involving insiders and affiliates of debtors, and other significant adversary proceedings. We regularly handle creditors' rights litigation, including collection and foreclosure matters and enforcement of security interests, and are skilled in assisting creditors in obtaining early payment of claims. Our attorneys also have experience with cross-border insolvencies and cases under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Developing Proactive Strategies
Our Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations attorneys are creative in assisting in anticipating the types of decisions that need to be made by our clients and the potential outcomes from those decisions. We are skilled at managing and working collegially with teams, including external and internal financial analysts and economic advisors, to accomplish these objectives. For example, when a debtor must choose between the option of restructuring or selling a division, our Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations attorneys work with appropriate analysts to create a strategy that maximizes the return for our clients in the circumstances.
Maximizing Financial Results Through Litigation and Settlement
We also develop litigation strategies for all types of claims pertaining to parties in interest in bankruptcy cases as well as for creditors under state and federal law. This litigation includes lender liability actions, fraudulent conveyance litigation, and all types of creditor-related litigation.
By understanding and utilizing the litigation process, our attorneys are keenly sensitive to settlement opportunities and are able to obtain results through settlements that in many cases are far more desirable, on a cost-benefit basis, than litigating to conclusion.
Client Service Through Networked Intelligence
Foley uses state-of-the-art technology to promote collaboration between our clients and attorneys. Clients benefit in many ways, including efficiencies in attorney and staff productivity as well as from direct use of client-accessible systems such as extranet technology, which provide quick, effective, and secure communication from most any computer worldwide.
The integration of Web-based technologies, especially extranets, permits legal teams operating from different offices or remote locations to share documents and collaborate on conceptual and substantive matters without difficulties or delays. By granting access to invaluable knowledge, this collaborative approach enables our attorneys to better and more quickly respond to clients' needs.
Certified in Business Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification
Jill L Murch
Foley & Lardner LLP
321 N Clark St #2800
Chicago IL 60654
Tel: 312 832-4522
Fax: 312 832-4700
- Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations
- Consumer Financial Services Litigation
- Real Estate
Jill L. Murch is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations and Real Estate Practices. She concentrates her practice in commercial bankruptcy and insolvency matters as well as out-of-court workouts and restructurings.
Ms. Murch has represented a broad array of clients in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including secured lenders, creditors' committees, indenture trustees, bondholder committees, foreign representatives, creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, governmental agencies, and federally chartered entities. Her experience encompasses all facets of bankruptcy and insolvency, including Chapter 11 plan formation and prosecution, 363 sales, valuation disputes, single asset real estate, debtor-in-possession financing, representation of foreign representatives in ancillary proceedings, tax credit bond finance deals, adversary actions, bankruptcy appeals, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and stock broker liquidations.
Ms. Murch chairs the firm's Distressed Real Estate Initiative and heads up the Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Subprime Lender Task Force as well as the firm's Homebuilder/Developer Task Force in which she counsels clients regarding both proactive and responsive strategies for real estate related bankruptcy and turnaround situations. Ms. Murch also has extensive experience in the automotive and financial services industries and serves as outside bankruptcy counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies whom she counsels regarding best practices with respect to bankruptcy and insolvency issues.