Scott N Schreiber
Practice Areas
* Bankruptcy and Restructuring
* Business Organizations and Transactions
* Franchise & Distribution
* Government and Public Sector Finance
* Litigation and Dispute Resolution
* Real Estate
* Trusts and Estates

For troubled businesses, their creditors and other interested parties, bankruptcy can provide a strategic opportunity to address a wide range of complex financial and legal concerns. It can also be an intimidating and frustrating experience for companies that suddenly find themselves as creditors in a bankruptcy or subject to a preference or fraudulent conveyance action. Likewise, lenders often find themselves in the unenviable position of having to evaulate the value of a business, the prospects for continued viability, the worth of assets and the like to determine what their best course of action is when their client finds itself in financial trouble. The Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group works with clients to assess the numerous alternatives available to them, and to pursue efficient, sophisticated solutions that can help minimize losses, resolve disputes and increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. The key factors to success are tenacity, follow-through and a balanced understanding of how our clients can maximize value.

A primary practice strength is our significant experience representing all parties involved in bankruptcies, workouts, turnarounds and restructurings. By understanding the concerns and expectations of distressed businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors committees, trustees, acquirers and others, we are able to quickly identify, negotiate and implement strategies that can achieve our clients’ objectives more effectively. We also work with trustees to return assets to bankrupt estates, and eventually to the creditors of the estate. Maximizing recovery requires diligence, force and creativity; attributes our attorney's possess in spades.

In addition to Stahl Cowen's broad-based bankruptcy practice, Trent Cornell and Jon Cohen lead a group that focuses on the representation of Retiree Committees in major corporate bankruptcy cases. Jon and Trent have achieved impressive results representing Retiree Committees in several major bankruptcies--results that have been recognized by Judges, opposing attorneys, U.S. Trustees, and of course the retirees and Retiree Committees they represent. Please see our Primer for Retiree Committees or Trent and Jon's bios for further information on our service and commitment to this highly sensitive area of law.

Our long experience with distressed and insolvent companies enables us to provide effective guidance with respect to the long-term effects of agreements, contracts, credit applications and other transactions. We are keenly aware of the signs and circumstances that may trigger financial problems, and regularly help negotiate and rewrite documents and court filings, assess financing options, and audit other initiatives in order to help clients increase their chances for business success.
If you have an issue we can assist you with, please contact Scott Schrieber, Chairman of Stahl Cowen's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Area. If you are a retiree or a potential member of a Retiree Committee in a chapter 11 bankruptcy, please contact Trent Cornell or Jon Cohen.

Certified in Business Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification

Scott N Schreiber
Stahl Cowen Crowley LLC
55 W Monroe St #1200
Chicago IL 60603
Tel: 312 377-7766
Fax: 312 423-8189

Practice Areas
* Bankruptcy and Restructuring
* Business Organizations and Transactions

Scott N. Schreiber is Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy Reorganization & Creditors' Rights practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Scott has served as lead counsel to business debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and equity holders in a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including domestic and international bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, and out-of-court workouts.

Before joining Stahl Cowen Crowley LLC, Scott spent 17 years with a top Chicago law firm where he was Chair of its Bankruptcy practice group.

Areas of Experience:

Scott has extensive experience in bankruptcy preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance litigation. He also represents clients in transactional matters where the focus has been on acquiring assets out of bankruptcies and other distressed situations.
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