For 8th Year, Casner & Edwards Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group Recognized by Chambers USA 2022

Boston law firm Casner & Edwards announces that its Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group along with five attorneys were recognized in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. This is the eighth consecutive year that the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group has been ranked by Chambers.

Chambers highlighted Casner & Edwards’ reputation for representing clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters, particularly in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and construction sectors. Chambers’ review noted that Casner’s lawyers are specialists at addressing sophisticated workouts and restructurings, and are skilled at the representation of commercial real estate clients in a wide array of insolvency transactions. According to the Chambers research online, industry practitioners comment that "Casner & Edwards' commitment level to service and responsiveness is above and beyond," and "the lawyers are all very experienced, practical, cost-effective and well respected." Another said, "A particular strength is the length of their experience with varied scenarios."


In addition to the practice ranking, Chambers ranked the following individual attorneys from the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group for their notable practice:

  • Michael J. Fencer advises on bankruptcy litigation, reorganizations, insolvency and receivership proceedings, construction matters and commercial disputes. "He is extremely intelligent and well-versed in the law, but also efficient and good at finding practical solutions to complex problems." "He is very smart and savvy."

  • Michael J. Goldberg oversees both in-court and out-of-court restructurings, as well as a variety of commercial and real estate financings. "He was helpful, responsive, thorough, sensible, prudent and smart. I would work with him again in a heartbeat, and recommend him without any reservation." "One of the icons of the Bar. He knows the law well, and is strategic. He can assess outcomes and take the right path to maximize value for his clients."

  • John T. Morrier provides both litigious and transactional counsel, on matters ranging from corporate restructurings and workouts to distressed asset sales. He acts for clients in the education, healthcare and hospitality sectors. "He's practical, smart, strategic, well-liked, and tries to find practical solutions." "He is the most talented attorney. He has tackled complicated, delicate transactions. He is smart, witty and so extremely personable. We are so thankful to have John on our team."

  • Lynne F. Riley assists local and regional clients with their Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and bankruptcy litigation. She has served on the Chapter 7 panel of bankruptcy trustees for the District of Massachusetts.

  • A. Davis Whitesell handles a broad range of matters, including acting as appellate counsel, court-appointed receiver and Chapter 7 trustee. "He is clearly an expert in his field, with amazing handle on the details and strong strategic vision." "He's an excellent drafter and he's very practical, good at finding common ground to get a deal in place that makes both parties happy and comfortable. He is detail-oriented and sees the big picture."

Selection by Chambers is a highly coveted honor. The publisher selects attorneys and practices for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world. Attorneys, practice areas and firms are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement.


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