A partner in the Restructuring Department, Brian Bolin represents clients in a wide range of insolvency matters, including out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy sales, cross-border restructurings, debt analysis and distressed investments. Brian also has significant experience with leveraged loans and financing transactions.
Brian co-authors, alongside fellow Paul, Weiss partner Elizabeth McColm, the annual “Investment Fund Activity in Chapter 11” chapter in Americas Restructuring Review published by Global Restructuring Review.
Brian’s representative matters include:
- The Collected Group, an international fashion group headquartered in California which is recognized globally as a leading designer, distributor, and retailer of the Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliot brands, and its debtor subsidiaries, in their chapter 11 cases in the District of Delaware;
- Revlon, a leading global beauty company, in its subsidiary’s successful out-of-court exchange offer;
- An ad hoc group of second-lien lenders of telecom company Ligado Networks in Ligado’s successful out-of-court restructuring of approximately $14 billion of liabilities and issuance of $2.85 billion of 15.5% PIK Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2023 and $1 billion of 17.5% PIK Senior Secured Notes due 2024;
- SPARC Group, a retail operator owned by Authentic Brands Group and Simon Property Group, in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Lucky Brand Dungarees, a California-based designer and retailer of denim and apparel, in the company’s chapter 11 case;
- SPARC Group, a retail operator owned by Authentic Brands Group and Simon Property Group, in its successful going concern acquisition of substantially all the assets of Brooks Brothers, a New York-based apparel company, in the company’s chapter 11 case;
- An ad hoc group of consenting creditors holding secured revolving loans, term loans, and convertible notes in SAExploration in the chapter 11 case of SAExploraiton, an eco-responsible oil and gas surveying services company. SAExploration’s plan of reorganization eliminated approximately $89 million of its prepetition funded debt;
- Apollo Global Management as a secured noteholder and plan sponsor in the chapter 11 cases of Houston-based oil-and-gas exploration and production company EP Energy;
- Pioneer Energy Services Corp., a land-based drilling and production services provider operating in the United States and Colombia, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas. The company’s prepackaged plan reduced Pioneer’s funded debt and injected approximately $120 million of new capital into the company, enabling the company’s emergence from chapter 11 as a going concern and preserving over 1,000 jobs; and
- Certain funds managed by Neuberger Berman in the out-of-court restructuring Drive Medical, a provider of durable medical equipment.
Brian served as an articles editor for the New York University Law Review.