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Bayard Names Scott Cousins and Justin Alberto Co-Chairs of Bankruptcy Group

Bayard, P.A. announces the appointment of Scott D. Cousins and Justin R. Alberto as Co-Chairs of the firm’s Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, effective January 1, 2019. Together, they bring years of experience to their new roles. They look forward to leading the group and building on the legacy that Bayard has established over the last 60 years.

Scott has more than 25 years of experience in the restructuring field. He has participated in many of the largest and most complicated business reorganizations, liquidations and distressed sales and acquisitions in Delaware’s state and federal courts. He is also experienced in out of court restructurings and workouts. He has appeared in many bankruptcy jurisdictions across the country. In addition to his restructuring expertise during his years in private practice, Scott has wide-ranging experience in commercial transactions as a result of his role as in-house counsel for two large energy-related companies. From 2005 to early 2009, Scott served as General Counsel of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a clean energy leader and one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America. He is a published author and a frequent speaker on issues and developments in bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Justin has participated in many large and complex commercial restructurings, with an emphasis on the representation of debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors and other key parties. In particular, Justin has significant experience negotiating and litigating issues involving valuation, structured finance, section 363 asset sales and contested confirmations in an array of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, energy and banking. He is a frequent speaker on issues involving valuation, debtor-in-possession finance, and a recurring guest lecturer of Commercial Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure at Temple University Beasley School of Law. In addition to his restructuring practice, Justin is an experienced litigator with trial experience in Delaware and other state and federal courts involving issues of corporate law and distressed commercial situations. Justin is also a certified mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is included on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators maintained by the Court.

Bayard, P.A. is a commercial law firm that also provides personal legal services. The firm combines the experience in complex legal transactions and litigation found in larger firms with the accessibility and personal attention typical of smaller firms. We make it our mission to understand our clients’ business or personal legal challenges without the inefficiencies associated with multiple layers of professionals. At Bayard, we are committed to our clients’ success through innovative approaches to their most demanding business and legal challenges.

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