Experience

Counsel to Coal-Mining Company in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Served as co-counsel to the largest private-sector coal company in the world in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Bond Holders in Chapter 11 Proceedings for Telecom Company

Served as counsel to bond holders in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for a telecommunications and fiber optic network company.

Counsel to Noteholders for Footwear, Furniture Maker in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Served as counsel to the noteholders in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for a footwear and furniture maker.

Counsel to Private Equity Sponsor for Financial News and Data Provider

Served as counsel to the equity sponsor for a financial news and data provider in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Reclaiming Creditors for Discount Drug Store Chain

Served as counsel to the reclaiming creditors for a chain of discount drug stores in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Reclaiming Creditors for Major Steel Manufacturer

Served as counsel to the reclaiming creditors for an East Coast steel manufacturing company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Senior Secured Lenders for Large Supplier of Welding Products

Served as counsel to the senior secured lenders for a large supplier of welding products in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Supplier, Lender in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Served as counsel to both the supplier and lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for a building products company.

Counsel to Tier 1 Automotive, Aviation Manufacturers in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Served as counsel to numerous trade creditors, including Tier 1 suppliers, in automotive and aviation industry manufacturer's Chapter 11 proceedings.

Counsel to University, Foundation in Bankruptcies of Business Trust

Served as counsel to a public university and its foundation in bankruptcies of a business trust and its affiliates, which owned hotels, a ballpark and other assets valued at over $1 billion.

Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee for Business Process Outsourcing Company

Served as counsel to the unsecured creditors committee for a business process outsourcing company in the bankruptcies of a group of equity-sponsored debt collection companies.

Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee for National Trucking Company

Served as counsel to the unsecured creditors committee for a national trucking company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Counsel to Vehicle Service Contract Dealer in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Served as counsel to a vehicle service contract dealer in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Defended International Freight and Utility Processor in Avoidance Actions

Served as primary bankruptcy counsel for an international freight and utility processor in the defense of avoidance actions brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Counsel to Various Parties on Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy

Represented trade creditors, critical vendors and non-debtor parties to executory contracts in the bankruptcies of automotive OEMS and Tier 1 suppliers, chemical companies, pipeline owners, and contractors and airplane manufacturers.

Preference Action Defense for Public Utilities

Representation of public utilities in the defense of preference actions. 

Representation of Private Equity Group in Purchase of Golf Courses

Represented a private equity group in the purchase of golf courses through bankruptcy sales. 

Representation of Secured Lenders in Golf Course Owner Bankruptcies, Workouts

Represented the secured lenders in the bankruptcies and workouts of the owners of operating golf courses.

Representation of Secured Lends in Agricultural Company Bankruptcy Proceedings

Represented the secured lenders in Chapter 12 and agricultural Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. 

Representation of Trade Creditors in 503(b), Reclamation Claims

Represented numerous trade creditors asserting Section 503(b) and/or reclamation claims against debtors, including general contractors, manufacturers and fabricators. 

Implemented Strategy for $1.7 Billion Headquarters Deal for National Intelligence Agency

Created and implemented a complex strategy that allowed a municipality to acquire land for a new $1.7 billion headquarters facility for a national intelligence agency. The complex deal for the facility, which will help the municipality keep 3,100 jobs, involved countless negotiations, the use of eminent domain, and landing $131 million in state funding to buy and clear the site.

Representation of Equity Holders in Athletic Accessory Company Bankruptcy

Represented equity holders in the bankruptcy of a seller of hologram bracelets, necklaces and pendants asserted to improve athletic performance. 

Representation of the Single-Largest Creditor for an Automotive Service Contracts Company

Represented the single-largest creditor in a bankruptcy case for a seller of after-market vehicle service contracts to consumers.  The case was concluded through the confirmation of a plan providing for the release and permanent injunction of claims of 43 states attorneys general and over 600,000 consumers.

Representation of Vehicle Service Contract Dealer in Underwriter Bankruptcy

Represented a vehicle service contract dealer in the bankruptcy of the underwriter of the program.

Counsel to the Unsecured Creditors Committee for a Petroleum Producer and Marketer

Served as counsel to the unsecured creditors committee for a petroleum producer and marketer in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.