Unconventional Thinking

For more than a decade, Proskauer has provided clients with a team of professionals to advise, structure and successfully execute complex “special situations” transactions. Comprised of lawyers across private credit, private equity, structured equity, M&A, securities, restructuring, litigation and tax, we offer a full range of services that are deployed seamlessly to cover all facets of a matter. 

We regularly represent investment funds, private credit lenders and distressed investors pursuing special situations or credit opportunities that yield attractive risk-adjusted returns on debt and equity investments in middle market companies on a global basis. These strategies typically involve companies that are distressed or in out-of-favor or specialized industries that are undergoing restructurings or recapitalizations in or outside of a proceeding, or with unusual or hard-to-value assets. 

The nature of the transactions we advise on requires sophisticated, highly experienced and creative counsel. Our team is cross-trained and has a deep understanding of private credit, private equity, creditor rights and bankruptcy, which enables us to consider complex structures unconventionally and present fresh thinking to our clients.

Areas of Focus

  • Senior secured debt, junior debt and/or lien facilities
  • Debt-like instruments such as preferred and other structured equity securities
  • Rescue, DIP or exit financing


  • Loan portfolios acquisitions
  • Fund level investments

Representative Industries

  • Retail
  • Media, radio and television
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Agricultural products
  • Mining, oil and gas and intellectual property
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