About Cindi M. Giglio
Cindi Giglio helps companies facing turning points in their businesses. For clients experiencing financial distress, she counsels them on strategies to maximize the value of their assets, whether through bankruptcies, restructurings or other means. She also helps solvent clients protect themselves in their dealings with distressed counterparties, whether through protecting clients’ existing relationships or through opportunistic strategies. With a practice focused on retail businesses, she understands the particular pressures that are transforming the industry as it's being reshaped by online activity.
Finding practical solutions when the pressure is on
Experienced in both transactional work and bankruptcy litigation, Cindi is skilled at using litigation where necessary to achieve the restructuring goals of her clients. She is also adept at drafting the necessary transactional documents to facilitate those goals. Unlike non-bankruptcy litigation, which often has clear winners and losers, restructurings call on parties to divide a finite pool of resources. In such situations, Cindi proposes practical and creative solutions that maximize her clients' recoveries. Working with many clients on a repeat basis, she has a deep understanding of their business goals that lets her focus on what's important to them. Throughout restructurings and other transactional bankruptcy matters, she stays focused on getting the deal done, not creating obstacles.
Cindi is also experienced in bankruptcy litigation, having served as the lead restructuring attorney in multiple multibillion-dollar Chapter 11 cases. In those cases she has litigated many novel issues, including the application of "safe harbors" in bankruptcy. Cindi also regularly counsels liquidators of merchandise and other assets of bankrupt companies and is familiar with all of the pressure points and client concerns in such engagements.
Before joining Katten, Cindi frequently litigated against banks and other financial institutions based on their actions toward debtor companies before entering bankruptcy. She now uses that knowledge to counsel banks and financial institutions on best practices that will help them avoid being the subject of such litigation. Also prior to joining Katten, served as Associate General Counsel and lead transactional counsel for a global investment and liquidation firm, responsible for negotiating, documenting and executing distressed transactions across sectors including retail, wholesale, industrial and intellectual property.
- Advising middle-market to large businesses in financial distress
- Counseling solvent clients on dealing with companies in distress
- Insolvency issues in the retail sector
- Bankruptcy litigation
- Chapter 11 cases
- In- and out-of-court restructurings
Presentations and Events
Secured Finance Network's Asset-Based Capital Conference 2021Moderator | Bankruptcy PanelMarch 9, 2021
Turnaround Management Association WebcastPanelist | The Next Chapter of Corona Virus Recession: BankruptciesFebruary 18, 2021
American Bankruptcy Institute's Northeast Virtual Bankruptcy Conference & Consumer ForumPanelist | New World Orders: Post COVID PracticeJuly 30, 2020
Secured Finance Network's Women in Secured Finance ConferencePanelist | The “New Balancing Act”July 29, 2020