Litigation, Arbitration, & Disputes

Bankruptcy Litigation

Ankura’s bankruptcy litigation experts perform solvency, valuation, ability to pay, fraudulent conveyance, and forensic accounting analyses for out of court restructurings and court supervised proceedings for analytical, settlement, and litigation purposes. Our professionals work for debtors and creditors, as well as at the direction of the court, in bankruptcies involving complex valuation and accounting matters regarding national, publicly held companies; regional, closely held entities; and individuals. We have been involved in many large, national bankruptcies in a variety of business categories.

We work closely with legal counsel, creditor bodies and other agencies in investigating and analyzing bankruptcy estates with regard to solvency, insider transactions, fraudulent conveyances and transfers, preference payments and theft.

Our professionals have testimony experience providing well-documented and defensible conclusions on issues in international, federal, and state jurisdictions, including US Bankruptcy Court, US Tax Court, and arbitration proceedings. Our professionals have served as financial advisors and experts supporting creditors, debtors, equity holders, court-appointed fiduciaries (trustees, examiners, receivers) and committees, and neutral appraisers in both transactions and disputes.

Our experience spans across numerous industries and sectors, including: agribusiness; airline; automotive; consumer products; defense; energy; food; financial services; gaming; healthcare; hedge funds; insurance and reinsurance; manufacturing; media, sports and entertainment; metals and mining; oil and gas; pharmaceuticals and medical devices; professional services; real estate and REITs; regulated industries; retail; transportation; telecommunications; and technology, among others.

Our professionals have the expertise to serve as a consultant or testifying expert witness on a broad variety of matters, such as:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Dispute/litigation over lost or destroyed value
  • Due diligence
  • Estate valuation assessment
  • Executive compensation
  • Goodwill impairment
  • Fraudulent conveyance and other avoidance issues
  • Financial reporting and restatements
  • Intangible assets (intellectual property)
  • IRS/tax purposes
  • International arbitration
  • Merger and acquisition purposes
  • Minority shareholder disputes
  • Post-acquisition disputes
  • Solvency
  • Value of competing bids
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Mike Kennelly
Senior Managing Director