Courtney Engelbrecht Barr

Co-Chair, Business Development Initiative at Locke Lord LLP

Courtney Engelbrecht Barr

Courtney Engelbrecht Barr

Co-Chair, Business Development Initiative at Locke Lord LLP

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Courtney Engelbrecht Barr is a partner in the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Ms. Barr represents debtors, lenders, trade creditors, insurers, equity holders and investors in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including Chapter 11 and 7 cases, out-of-court restructurings and special situation investments or acquisitions. Ms. Barr's practice includes: advising clients with respect to business operations in Chapter 11, advising senior managers and boards of directors of financially troubled companies with respect to restructuring strategies; providing advice, negotiating and structuring financings and other commercial transactions; and advising clients seeking to purchase businesses and related assets out of Chapter 11 proceedings. Ms. Barr has a broad range of experience across a number of industries, including manufacturing, media, health care, retail, insurance, automotive, and food and agriculture, and has represented clients in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters.Ms. Barr most recently acted as one of the lead restructuring attorneys in the Chapter 11 cases of Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. and Barcalounger Corporation. Additionally, Ms. Barr has recently represented creditors in the bankruptcy cases of Hostess Brands, Inc., Chef Solutions Holdings, LLC, Delphi Corporation, DBSI, Inc., and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.Ms. Barr is a co-chair of the Firm’s Business Development Initiative in Chicago and is active in the Chicago chapters of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the Chicago Bar Association.Prior to attending law school, Ms. Barr worked as a research assistant and aide to Philip Hope, a Member of Parliament in London, England.

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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.

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