Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord Named to Global Restructuring Review’s 2023 Top 100 Firms for Fifth Consecutive Year

December 20, 2023

Locke Lord has been listed in the Global Restructuring Review’s 2023 edition of the GRR 100, the publication’s guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. This is Locke Lord’s fifth consecutive year on the list, which is compiled based on the results of an annual survey and includes the top firms capable of handling insolvencies and restructurings as well as related matters such as banking and sovereign debt crises.

Locke Lord lawyers specifically mentioned for their achievements include:

Jonathan Aberman, Partner in the Firm’s Chicago office, helps commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) special servicers, banks, non-bank lenders, specialty finance companies, businesses and other secured and unsecured creditors enforce their rights and remedies, protect their assets and interests and maximize their recoveries in complex bankruptcy cases, loan workouts, business restructurings, mortgage foreclosures, property and equity receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other financially distressed situations.

Marc Abrahams, Partner in the Firm’s London office, focuses on contentious and non-contentious insolvency law, including U.K. and cross-border corporate restructuring and personal insolvency matters. He also has extensive experience acting in commercial disputes and international arbitration under the LCIA and ICC Rules.

David Grant, member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee and Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office, has a globally regarded international insolvency and restructuring practice with an emphasis on cross-border corporate insolvency and recovery actions. Grant has 30+ years’ experience of fraud and forensic investigations by regulators and enforcement agencies.

Kevin Heath, Partner in the Firm’s London office, leads Locke Lord’s banking litigation team in London and has over 30 years of experience advising banks, asset-based lenders and consumer financiers on a wide range of disputes, including high-profile insolvencies, public bodies, enforceability of consumer credit agreements, misrepresentation and international recovery of goods.

Rick Kuebel, New Orleans Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, has extensive experience in oil and gas and energy-related bankruptcies as well as corporate restructuring solutions. Kuebel has also represented numerous energy companies in business litigation, arbitration matters and regulatory disputes involving oil and gas exploration, development, transportation, refining and marketing.

David Kupetz, Partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office, has more than 35 years of experience in distressed transactions, crisis avoidance consultation, workouts, restructurings, reorganizations, bankruptcies, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, creditor rights, and other non-bankruptcy insolvency solutions and related transactions and litigation.

Mark Silverman, Partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office and the Firm’s CMBS Special Servicer Team Leader, frames and resolves issues involving creditors’ rights, loan workouts, bankruptcy and loan enforcement. He advises large, midsized and small banks; financial institutions; and financial technology companies across the country as well as the nation’s largest CMBS special servicers in complex commercial mortgage foreclosure, workout, bankruptcy and litigation scenarios. He also regularly advises receivers with respect to distressed commercial real estate.

Stephanie Wickouski, Partner in the Firm’s New York office, has a national reputation as a strategic adviser and innovator. Wickouski’s extraordinarily active and diverse practice includes representing clients in both the litigation and transactional aspects of bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters, with measured experience in indentured trusts.

Jonathan Young, Washington, D.C., Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, regularly advises investors, lenders, directors, equity sponsors and portfolio companies in connection with their rights and obligations relative to financial distress, insolvency and bankruptcy situations. He also advises trustees, receivers and other fiduciaries charged with reorganizing, restructuring or liquidating financially distressed entities.

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