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- Chambers USA, Band 1 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Nationwide and NYC) and "Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year" in 2019
Consumer Products, Retail & Apparel
Our restructuring department fields large, multidisciplinary teams that leverage the resources of our firm as a whole. We act on all sides of cutting-edge restructuring transactions across a range of industries.
Sears’ Chapter 11 Cases
The Restructuring Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors of Sears Holdings Corporation, a leading retailer in the appliance, tool, lawn and garden, fitness equipment, automotive repair and maintenance retail sectors, in the company’s chapter 11 cases, including the investigation of potential claims and causes of action in connection with related party transactions and the court-approved $5.2 billion sale of assets.
FULLBEAUTY’s Prepackaged Chapter 11 Case
An ad hoc group of prepetition second lien lenders in the chapter 11 cases of FULLBEAUTY Brands Holdings Corp. and certain affiliates, which restructured more than $1.2 billion of prepetition debt through a prepackaged plan of reorganization that was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York less than 24 hours after the company filed for chapter 11 protection.
Gibson Brand’s Prenegotiated Chapter 11 Case
An ad hoc committee of senior secured noteholders of Gibson Brands, Inc., an iconic American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments and professional audio equipment, in the company’s prenegotiated chapter 11 case, including the negotiation of a prepetition restructuring support agreement and the provision of $135 million of debtor-in-possession financing. This matter was recognized by The Turnaround Management Association as the “Mid-Size Company Transaction of the Year.”
Neiman Marcus’ Restructuring
An ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders of Neiman Marcus, one of the world’s largest omni-channel luxury fashion retailers, in connection with a recapitalization transaction involving the exchange of unsecured notes into a new series of third-lien notes and preferred equity in MyTheresa, a German luxury online retailer, and the issuance of new second lien notes.
Performance Sports Group’s Cross-border Bankruptcy Cases
Performance Sports Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel with products marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK and EASTON brand names, among others, as U.S. counsel in its complex U.S. and Canadian bankruptcy cases, including the going concern sale of its business to a third party stalking horse bidder. This matter was recognized by The M&A Advisor as the “Restructuring of the Year ($500MM-$1B)” and by The Turnaround Management Association as the "Transaction of the Year: Large Company."
Section 363 Sale of Aéropostale
Simon Property Group, L.P., a leading retail real estate ownership, management and development company, as the largest owner of the joint venture that purchased substantially all of the assets of the apparel and accessories brand Aéropostale in a sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and as a landlord in the company’s chapter 11 case. This matter was recognized by The M&A Advisor as the “Restructuring Deal of the Year ($250MM-$500MM)” and “SEC.363 Sale of the Year ($100MM-$250MM).”
Toys “R” Us’s Restructuring
An ad hoc group of holders of prepetition secured notes and DIP notes issued by the holding company that owned Toys “R” Us’s international business in (a) the restructuring of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries through concurrent proceedings in the U.S. and multiple foreign jurisdictions and (b) the provision of $455 million of debtor-in-possession financing, the proceeds of which were used to fund the company’s international businesses.
David’s Bridal’s Prepackaged Chapter 11 Case
Certain funds advised or otherwise managed by Oaktree Capital Management in their capacity as holders of David’s Bridal’s term loans and unsecured notes in connection with the negotiations, implementation and consummation of a prepackaged chapter 11 plan to right size the company’s balance sheet and rationalize operations. Oaktree was the company’s single largest creditor.
Bon-Ton Stores’ Chapter 11 Cases
The Bon-Ton Stores, a national department store retailer, in its chapter 11 cases in Delaware, including the sale of substantially all of its assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Claire’s Inc.’s Chapter 11 Cases
Apollo Global Management, LLC in the restructuring of Claire's Inc., one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for girls, teens, and young women, and certain of its affiliates, including in its chapter 11 cases.