Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Commercial insolvency attorney with over 25 years of experience in (i) bankruptcy, workout and creditors' rights, (ii) distressed M&A, and (iii) business and financial litigation. Broad experience representing virtually all types of interested parties in large bankruptcies, workouts and distressed transactions, as well as in complex insolvency and commercial litigation (including class actions) in both federal and state courts, and before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Primarily represent secured lenders, but also possess experience representing unsecured creditors, real estate and equipment lessors, insurers, committees, trustees, business debtors, boards of directors, buyers and sellers, indenture trustees and post-confirmation entities.
Current/recent representative engagements include: (i) lender in $115 million workout involving national real estate developer, (ii) administrative agent in $100 million syndicated loan restructuring involving large construction-related company, (iii) lender in workouts aggregating $150 million involving bio-fuel facilities, (iv) several parties in Petters bankruptcy/receivership proceedings involving $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme, (v) national restaurant chain in workout/debt-for-equity swap, (vi) parties in the Lehman, GM and Chrysler bankruptcy cases, (vii) second-lien lender in large automotive-related bankruptcy, (viii) special committee of board of directors in watercraft-related bankruptcy, (ix) national bank in collection action against student loan finance company, and (x) national banks in bankruptcies of several Minnesota-based real estate devlopers.