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Lloyd Palans is a well-known bankruptcy practitioner concentrating in business reorganizations, bankruptcy litigation and creditors’ rights on a national basis. He recently concluded significant representations for the Firm on behalf of Energizer Holdings, Inc. in a hostile Section 363 acquisition in the Chapter 11 proceedings of American Safety Razor (the largest manufacturer of private-label wet shave products) for $900 million following a three-day trial in Wilmington, Delaware, and on behalf of Monsanto Company in the Solutia, Inc. Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of New York involving in excess of $10 billion in contingent exposure litigation risks. Other significant cases handled by Mr. Palans have included serving as counsel for secured lenders, indenture trustees, and creditors’ committees. He also served as the court-appointed examiner in the Apex Oil Company Chapter 11 proceedings as well as other examiner engagements. He serves on the adjunct faculty at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, teaching a course on Chapter 11 reorganizations for the past 21 years. He frequently lectures for professional groups and trade associations, both nationally and locally. He has published articles for the Practicing Law Institute, the Washington University Law Quarterly and is a contributing author to Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice, Wiley Law Publications. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and currently serves as Regent for the Eighth Circuit.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, 2012-2014
    • Best Lawyers 2014, St. Louis Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-Present
    • New York and Missouri Super Lawyers, 2005-2010, 2012-2014
    • Who’s Who
    • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, All Issues
    • New York and Missouri Super Lawyers, 2005-2010, 2012-2014
    • Who’s Who
    • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, All Issues
    • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, All Issues
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Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy (Regent Eighth Circuit)
    • Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law, Chapter 11 Reorganization Class (1989-Present)
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
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