Samuel R. Maizel, Partner
Samuel Maizel, a partner in Dentons’ Los Angeles Office, is a nationally recognized expert in bankruptcy matters and financial restructurings. His most recent cases include Agsprings, the bankruptcy of a family of grain industry companies; Astria Health, the restructuring of a three hospital nonprofit system; and Verity Health, the second largest nonprofit hospital bankruptcy case in US history. Sam has lectured extensively and is widely published. He is the only lawyer in the US ranked in both healthcare and bankruptcy by Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers. A Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, the Daily Journal named Sam one of California’s “Top Healthcare Lawyers” in 2021 and Global M&A Network named him “Restructuring Lawyer of the Year” in 2020.
Victor A. Vilaplana, Partner
Victor A. Vilaplana is a business reorganization attorney focusing on the handling of insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions. His experience includes representing businesses in multiple fields, from medical device companies to agricultural producers in chapter 11 cases. He represents creditors, debtors as well as official committees in chapter 11 cases and he has also represented state court receivers and assignees for the benefit of creditors. He is also well versed on cross border transactional matters, specifically involving Mexico and Canada.
Victor has authored articles on the administration of multi-national bankruptcies and prepackage chapter 11 plans of reorganization. He is co-editor of Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for the American Law Institute and published the article, “Restructuring Tips for Single Asset Real Estate Debtors,” in the publication, Law360.