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Fran concentrates in national bankruptcy matters and workouts, including the representation of major health care, energy, and steel companies and creditors' committees in commercial transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and general litigation throughout the U.S. He has experience in the reorganization of companies plagued with massive toxic tort liabilities, as well as companies in the textile, automotive, clothing, and construction materials industries. He has represented numerous buyers and sellers of assets in and out of bankruptcy proceedings.

Reprinted with permission from the May 4, 2023 issue of The Legal Intelligencer. © 2023 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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