WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 9, 2014) – Two Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys, Mark Collins and Daniel DeFranceschi, have been named in Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2014. Collins and DeFranceschi are among only 435 lawyers selected as the world’s leading insolvency & restructuring lawyers. Who’s Who Legal identifies the top business lawyers in the world through comprehensive, independent research with clients and peers.
Mr. Collins, chair of Richards, Layton & Finger’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department, has been involved in hundreds of significant bankruptcy cases in Delaware since 1991. He has served as counsel to debtors, secured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, creditors’ committees, boards of directors, and acquirers of businesses and assets in large corporate chapter 11 cases, chapter 15 cases and out-of-court restructurings.
Mr. DeFranceschi, vice chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department, represents corporate debtors and creditors in all aspects of chapter 11 cases. With experience in a wide variety of business segments, he has served as counsel to numerous chapter 11 debtors and has represented creditors, equity participants and purchasers in some of the largest chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases in the country.