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Chicago, IL

Dennis M. Twomey

Sidley Austin LLP
Bankruptcy & Finance


DENNIS TWOMEY is a partner in Sidley’s Restructuring Group. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in complex corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, and other distressed and insolvency-related matters. Dennis has advised debtors, lenders/creditors, purchasers, sponsors, committees, and other parties in both in-court and out-of-court workouts and restructurings. His matters have spanned a wide range of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, automotive, financial services, retail, and energy. In addition to appearing in bankruptcy courts throughout the country, Dennis has extensive experience counseling clients on distressed acquisitions, liability management strategies, loan workouts, cross-border insolvencies, and corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.

Dennis has been widely recognized for his leadership and guidance. Clients have praised Dennis for his “thoughtful strategy and effective execution” and his “technical excellence.” Dennis has been recommended in The Legal 500 US in Finance: Corporate Restructuring and recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. His award-winning deals include the restructuring of HCR ManorCare, Inc., awarded the “Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($1 billion to $5 billion)” for 2018 by the M&A Advisor – Annual Turnaround Awards, and the reorganization of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, named the 2010 “Large Turnaround of the Year” by the Turnaround Management Association Chicago/Midwest chapter.

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