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 is currently part of the team advising 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 also participated in the representation of creditors in connection with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's restructuring. Isel recently 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 pro bono 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.
- University of Miami (J.D. summa cum laude 2016; Order of the Coif; B.A. magna cum laude 2013)