Charles A. Dale


Proskauer Rose LLP
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110-2600
United States

Tel: +1.617.526.9870


Chad Dale is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member of both the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Private Credit Restructuring Groups.

Chad has 30 years of experience in corporate reorganizations and debt restructurings. As a member of the Private Credit Restructuring Group, Chad’s practice focuses on direct lenders and ad hoc groups of direct lenders, hedge funds and BDC’s. He also represents troubled companies, equity sponsors, creditors’ committees, trustees and receivers in complex out-of-court debt restructurings and formal insolvency proceedings. Chad has also served as a court-appointed chapter 11 trustee and frequently represents purchasers of financially distressed businesses. Chad offers extensive experience handling debt restructurings, reorganizations and distressed asset transactions.

Recognized by Chambers USA in Band 1 of its rankings, market sources have noted that Chad is “an incredibly accomplished attorney with great presence.” He is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy and has been named “Lawyer of the Year” three times since 2015 by U.S. News Best Lawyers. Chad has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in New England since 2008.

Chad has written articles and spoken frequently on a wide range of matters including debtor-in-possession financings, healthcare restructurings, intellectual property licensing in bankruptcy, executory contracts, director and officer liability and income and property taxation in bankruptcy.

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts: Bankruptcy/Restructuring 2020-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America 2021-2023
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy 2014 – present
  • “Lawyer of the Year”, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Boston, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2015 and 2019
  • “Lawyer of the Year”, Litigation – Bankruptcy in Boston, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2018
  • A top restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chambers USABest Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers 2006 – present
  • Top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts and top 100 lawyers in New England, Super Lawyers 2006
  • One of five up and coming lawyers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Lawyers Weekly 1998
  • The Legal 500 United States: Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate 2020, 2022

At Proskauer, we counsel clients on all matters related to distressed situations, corporate governance, insolvency and bankruptcy. We are proud to have some of the finest and most creative business solutions, restructuring and governance lawyers in the world, who have played pivotal roles in a number of the most complex and high-profile distressed matters.

We represent every constituent (debtor, lender, unsecured creditor, board of directors, independent fiduciary, shareholder and new investor) involved with a business in distress and we understand the goals, strategies and tactics of each of the parties. Our relationships and broad-based experience enable us to work collaboratively in highly charged situations to develop value-added resolutions for our clients. We also specialize in trial and appellate litigation, having won numerous landmark victories for clients, and adversaries and judges know our reputation for scholarship that works in the real world.

The world’s leading organizations and global players choose Proskauer to represent them when they need it the most. With one of the largest global client rosters, you can be confident you will be in good company and represented by the best minds in the business.

800 strong, our top tier team of star trial attorneys, acclaimed transactional lawyers and exceptionally talented partners and associates have earned a reputation for the relentless pursuit of perfection and a dauntless pursuit of success.

Business savvy and market driven, our intellectual capital drives success. We are proud of our many achievements across a full spectrum of transactional and contentious practices. We secure victories, help build businesses and set precedents.

Proskauer was founded on the same bedrock values that hold true today. Hard work, mutual respect, cooperation, integrity and an unwavering dedication to client service are as integral now as when our doors first opened in 1875.

Charles Dale possesses a wealth of experience advising direct lenders and hedge funds, as well as distressed businesses, equity sponsors and trustees, on both Chapter 11 filings and out-of-court workouts. He is very strong, well regarded and well liked.”
Chambers & Partners