Isel Perez focuses her practice on complex business restructuring and reorganization, including chapter 11 proceedings, bankruptcy litigation, chapter 15 proceedings, and cross-border insolvency matters.
Isel works closely with clients to plan and develop strategies for asserting and protecting their rights in a bankruptcy setting. She was part of the team that advised Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with respect to Takata's global restructuring.
Isel's experience in Latin America includes the representation of Atlas Pacific Engineering Co. in the Chilean insolvency reorganization proceeding of Agrofoods Central Valley Chile. She is also currently part of the team representing a group of creditors in connection with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's restructuring. Isel played a significant role in the Firm's representation of Lippo China Resources, and its affiliated entities, as a lender and investor party in a chapter 11 bankruptcy of a mining company, including negotiation of the purchase of the assets via a 363 sale and various related adversary actions.
Isel also maintains an active pro bono practice and is involved in the Firm's nationwide efforts to assist unaccompanied minors and women seeking refuge in the United States from violence in Central America. Recently, she participated in the successful representation of two unaccompanied minors from Guatemala in obtaining asylum utilizing a novel "Cinderella" theory.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Can Enforce Foreign Restructuring Plan Providing for Cancellation of U.S. Law-Governed Debt
Florida District Court: Foreign Debtor Need Not Have U.S. Residence, Assets, or Place of Business to Be Eligible for Chapter 15 Recognition
Cross-Border Bankruptcy Update: Bad Faith Not a Basis for Denying Chapter 15 Recognition
Florida Bankruptcy Court Rules that Foreign Debtor Need Not Have U.S. Residence, Assets, or Place of Business to Be Eligible for Chapter 15 Recognition
- July 27, 2021
Bankruptcy Ruling Highlights Growing Use Of Chapter 15
- University of Miami (J.D. summa cum laude 2016; Order of the Coif; B.A. magna cum laude 2013)