ProfessionalsAndrew M. Parlen
A partner in the Restructuring Department, Andrew Parlen represents public and private companies, ad hoc groups of creditors and investors in a variety of distressed situations, including out-of-court restructurings, prepackaged and prearranged chapter 11 reorganizations, debtor-in-possession financings, and acquisitions of distressed companies. Andrew’s debtor representations include Hexion, the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, Verso Corporation, Cal Dive, Olson Urban Housing, New Century Financial and Verdugo Mental Health. Noteworthy creditor matters include ad hoc groups in Mood Media Corporation, Covia Holdings Corporation, FirstEnergy Solutions, Remington Outdoor, Homer City and Coso Geothermal, and individual creditor representations in GenOn, Movie Gallery, Sharper Image and Think Film. Andrew has played a variety of leading roles in high-profile restructurings in diverse industries, including pharmaceuticals, industrials, power, exploration and production services, retail, financial services, healthcare and homebuilding, among others.
Awards and Recognitions
Andrew has been recognized for his achievements by several legal and restructuring publications. He is ranked in Chambers USA, where he is described as a “very talented” lawyer who “understands the dynamics of complicated situations” and he was named in Lawdragon’s inaugural list of “500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. Andrew has been consistently recognized for his restructuring work since 2013, when he was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, and honored as one of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers under 40. Most recently, Andrew was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 for corporate finance restructuring, and a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000. Andrew has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Law Journal and an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts.
Andrew participates in the NextGen Leadership Program of the International Insolvency Institute, an organization that focuses on promoting international cooperation and coordination through improvements in restructuring-related law and transactional regimes.
- Hexion, a leading global chemical company, in its prearranged chapter 11 case;
- Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico in its restructuring under Title VI of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA);
- Verso/NewPage Corporation, the leading North American producer of printing and specialty papers, in its prearranged chapter 11 case;
- Cal Dive, an E&P marine contractor, in its chapter 11 case;
- New Century Financial, one of the largest subprime mortgage lenders, in its landmark chapter 11 case;
- Olson Urban Housing, a homebuilder, in its out-of-court restructuring;
- Falcon Products, a leading manufacturer of commercial furniture, in its chapter 11 reorganization; and
- Verdugo Mental Health, a nonprofit mental health clinic, in its sale through chapter 11.
- The ad hoc group of second lien noteholders and equity sponsors in the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of Mood Media Corporation, a global provider of in-store audio, visual and other forms of media and marketing solutions, which was confirmed and became effective one day after the company filed for chapter 11 protection, setting a new record for the fastest chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas;
- An ad hoc group of term loan lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 case of Covia Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of diversified mineral-based and material solutions for the global energy and industrial markets;
- The ad hoc group of Mansfield certificate holders in the restructuring of FirstEnergy Solutions, a fossil and nuclear power generation company;
- A leveraged lease owner participant in the restructuring of GenOn subsidiary NRG REMA;
- An ad hoc group of lenders in the restructuring of Remington Outdoor, a leading firearms manufacturer, in its prepackaged chapter 11;
- An ad hoc group of noteholders in the restructuring of Homer City, a coal-fired power plant, in a prepackaged chapter 11;
- The ad hoc group of certificate holders in equitizing their debt through an out-of-court restructuring of Coso Geothermal, a geothermal power facility;
- The first lien lenders in the chapter 11 case of Movie Gallery, a leading movie and game rental company;
- The largest licensee of Sharper Image, a national retailer of specialty consumer products, through the retailer’s chapter 11 case; and
- A leading movie studio in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of a fraudulent transfer suit brought by Think Film, an independent film production studio.
SPONSOR & EQUITY HOLDER EXPERIENCE
- The private equity sponsor in the chapter 11 case of Station Casinos; and
- The equity committee in the chapter 11 case of USA Capital Mortgage Company, a real estate lending and loan servicing investment company.
- The investors in film entertainment company MGM Studios, via a prepackaged chapter 11 plan;
- The stalking horse in its winning bid for the assets of deCode Genetics, a leading human genetics biotech company;
- The purchaser of the assets of home products manufacturer Jancor Companies; and
- The purchaser of the assets of clean-burning diesel fuel producer O2 Diesel in a prearranged bankruptcy.