In the new COVID-19 economic environment, opportunities to acquire distressed companies are likely to continue to increase, but with a different range of issues and solutions needed than those encountered in prior downturns. Careful evaluation of the underlying circumstances and strategies to address them, as well as utilizing the proper structure to acquire the distressed assets, will be paramount in this climate.

Akerman’s multidisciplinary Distressed and Special Assets Team leverages its comprehensive experience in all aspects of distressed assets to help clients address the challenges and opportunities of this unprecedented moment. Recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry, we deliver a deep understanding of the financial, business, and real estate markets and the existing and evolving business and legal issues, to devise innovative solutions addressing complex distressed situations. Our clients include regulated financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, bond holders, business debtors, creditors’ committees, private equity firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds, family offices and other investors. 

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