Reed Smith’s global distressed investing and special situations team brings to bear cross-border and industry expertise to meet the needs of investment funds, asset managers, trading desks, and other clients in all phases of distressed and special situations investing. Our multi-disciplinary team provides targeted, commercial advice drawn from our experience in the most complex restructurings, as well as event-driven opportunities.
Our core distressed investing and special situations team of seasoned advisors features market-leading professionals across the firm’s restructuring and insolvency, finance, corporate, and litigation practice areas. Rather than taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach, we develop solutions around your business and legal objectives, while mitigating risks. We analyze equity and debt capital structures, assess risks, and identify opportunities to provide financing, or to acquire debt or equity positions in the secondary markets – in each case in a manner consistent with your investment objectives and time line.
We partner with you in developing in-court and out-of-court exit strategies, thinking creatively to maximize investment upside and to manage downside risk at every step of our engagement. Additionally, when side disputes arise, our experienced cross-border financial services litigators formulate sound strategies to mitigate risks and achieve the best outcome.
No matter how large or small an investment may be, we pride ourselves on delivering sophisticated, commercial advice with the utmost efficiency. We are unique among global, full-service law firms in our ability to add value with respect to investments in high-profile, multinational, multibillion-dollar capital structures and domestic “off-the-beaten-path” private credits, alike. We further enhance our value proposition by using sophisticated technology tools, legal project management know-how, and a lean staffing model.
Whenever appropriate, our distressed investing and special situations team leverages Reed Smith’s sector strengths to ensure the advice you receive reflects industry know-how. In particular, we have leading energy and natural resources, transportation, entertainment and media, life sciences and health care, financial services, and real estate practices.