Rick Engel serves as the Practice Group Leader of the Financial Services group – the firm’s national banking, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor practice. In his practice, he has represented the interests of local, regional, national and international corporations and financial institutions in all aspects of corporate and financial counseling. His integrated skill set combines advantageously complimentary disciplines, including:
Financial Structuring, Restructuring and Bankruptcy. Rick represents the interests of corporate borrowers, debtors, trade creditors, and financial institutions in all aspects of debtor/creditor relations. Representations include negotiating and documenting capital and debt structures, loan workouts and asset acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, he has represented both corporate debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including lead counsel representation of debtors in possession, lenders and creditors committees. Rick has represented significant creditors and indenture trustees in some of the largest bankruptcies in the country including: Enron, K-Mart, Trans World Airlines, Jones Truck Lines, National Steel, Bridge Information Systems, Wehrenberg Theaters, Delta Airlines and Solutia, Inc.
Corporate and Merger and Acquisition Counseling. Rick represents the interests of several corporations on virtually all aspects of their corporate existence, in many cases serving as outside general counsel or counsel to the general counsel. In addition, he has provided counsel to a number of trucking and transportation companies. He represented the interests of companies both acquiring and selling hundreds of millions of dollars of assets and businesses throughout the country, both inside and outside bankruptcy proceedings.
Finally, Rick serves as outside general counsel to law firms, and partners within law firms. He is often requested by law firms and individual partners to provide counsel regarding governance issues and fiduciary duties.