Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell clients have come to rely upon our attorneys’ expertise in navigating the complex world of the bankruptcy courts for creditors, with a particular focus on public sector creditors. While firm attorneys have experience representing debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, most of our attorneys’ work has focused on preparing public agencies for the potential bankruptcy of tenants, users and contractors and then assisting our public agency clients protect their interests through the bankruptcy process.
Our attorneys have advised clients in connection with a wide range of railroad bankruptcy matters. Railroads in bankruptcy are subject to unique statutory requirements under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the disposition of assets will frequently involve proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board (STB). In addition, a pending bankruptcy will trigger the application of bankruptcy-specific requirements in matters before the STB.
Our detailed knowledge of the rail industry and experience with railroad bankruptcy matters enable us to assist our clients in approaching potential or actual railroad bankruptcy matters in a systematic and strategic manner.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys have also represented a broad range of clients outside of the railroad and transit sector. Our experience regarding bankruptcy proceedings also includes matters concerning airports and infrastructure, as well as with environmental issues that come into play with troubled assets.