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Our Practices

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Ruder Ware attorneys have substantial experience representing creditors' committees, financial institutions, and other creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, as well as in matters involving complex commercial workouts and foreclosures, replevins, and homestead foreclosures. We also have a wide range of experience advising clients on transactions involving distressed businesses, and we have regularly represented financial institutions and other lenders, creditors' committees, individual secured and unsecured creditors, business debtors, trustees, receivers, investors, buyers, sellers, and others in connection with various insolvency matters. Our services include:

  • Representing secured and unsecured lenders and other creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and other bankruptcy court proceedings as well as in pre-petition negotiations and other types of insolvency proceedings
  • Representing creditors' committees and handling assignments for the benefit of creditors
  • Advising lenders with respect to workouts and restructurings outside of bankruptcy
  • Representing buyers and sellers in connection with purchases, sales, and liquidations of troubled businesses, both inside and outside of bankruptcy court proceedings
  • Handling preference and fraudulent conveyance matters
  • Handling out-of-court restructuring agreements and plans of reorganization
  • Counseling directors and officers of insolvent corporations concerning their fiduciary duties and related issues
  • Assisting clients in connection with the enforcement of construction and warehouseman liens as well as with the collection of unpaid business accounts.

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation, and trust services through its offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.