Bankruptcy

Stout experts have extensive experience and a strong track record of success in bankruptcy-related disputes involving distressed companies – providing everything from consulting services pre-filing to expert testimony in recovery actions after emergence. Our bankruptcy-related litigation practice builds on our expertise as one of the leading financial restructuring advisory firms. This real-world experience, combined with our valuation expertise, forensics capabilities, and testimony experience, enable Stout consultants and experts to offer practical advice and credible testimony and analysis.

Throughout the bankruptcy process, the practical and strategic implications of valuation play a key role. Every constituent to the bankruptcy will make decisions based on the value of the debtor and its assets and the implied fulcrum of value. Stout has a deep bench of experts to value not only collateral assets such as real estate, machinery and equipment, and intellectual property and other intangible assets, but also has a deep bench of business valuation experts across a diverse set of industries to determine enterprise values and complex illiquid security values.

Stout offers litigation consulting, expert witness, and trial services to parties involved in bankruptcy disputes and restructuring across many contexts, including:

  • Adequate protection
  • Alter ego
  • Avoidance actions
    • Preference payments
    • Fraudulent transfer and conveyance
    • Retrospective solvency analyses
  • Claims determination
    • Consulting related to Section 1111(b) of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Equitable subordination
  • Plan feasibility and cramdown interest rate assessment
  • Recharacterization of debt
  • Substantive consolidations
  • Use of cash collateral

Who We Serve

  • Debtors
  • Creditors
  • Pre-and post-petition lenders
  • Trustees
  • Acquirers
  • Equity committees
  • Investors

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