Cozen O’Connor attorneys Doyle, Guon and Roberts write chapters in corporate bankruptcy practice manual


Chicago attorneys David Doyle, Allen Guon and Peter Roberts, all members of Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice, each contributed a chapter to the 2022 edition of Business Bankruptcy Practice.

Published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education, this annual handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to business bankruptcy, including topics such as consequences of bankruptcy and out-of-court alternatives, trustee responsibilities and powers of attorney. avoidance in corporate bankruptcy, involuntary bankruptcy, and Illinois common law assignments for the benefit of creditors. It also includes a chapter on the new Small Business Reorganization Act 2019.

In Chapter 6 of Business Bankruptcy Practice, “Advising Business Debtors: Alternatives to Bankruptcy,” Doyle explores the strategic alternatives available to a struggling business outside of formal bankruptcy proceedings. It covers the pros and cons of training alternatives while analyzing stopping alternatives.

In Chapter 10, “Representing the Chapter 11 Debtor,” Guon provides an overview and introduction to Chapter 11 from the perspective of the debtor and the debtor’s attorney. Guon outlines the first steps and goals for those filing a Chapter 11 case and explains the process for getting the best outcome.

In Chapter 18, “Asset Sales Under the Bankruptcy Code,” Roberts provides an overview of the Section 363 bankruptcy code process and discusses fundamental asset sale concepts. In this chapter, it also sets out the relevant standards governing the sale of assets under the Bankruptcy Code.

In his practice, Doyle advises companies of all sizes on the liquidation and restructuring of their debts. He also represents creditors, buyers of distressed assets and defendants in fraudulent transfer and preference actions. Doyle recently served a two-year term on the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois.


Guon advises debtors, creditors, buyers, lenders and other interested parties in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations and out-of-court settlements. He focuses his practice on representing debtors, court-appointed trustees, and receivers in federal and state courts, as well as assignees in out-of-court liquidations.

Roberts represents clients in all commercial insolvency matters, including bankruptcies, receiverships, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, UCC Section 9 sales and litigation related. He develops workout strategies for debtors and creditors, formulates and executes reorganization plans, manages asset sales in difficult situations, and litigates cases in state and federal courts.

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