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Joe Graham
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A counsel in the Restructuring Department, Joe focuses his practice on companies and creditors in all aspects of corporate restructurings, including in chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and cross-border insolvencies.

EXPERIENCE

Joe’s representative experience has included:

CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL SERVICES

  • An ad hoc group of 2020 EMEA term loan lenders to GTT Communications, a multinational telecommunications and internet service provider company, in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases filed by the company and its affiliates
  • Associated Materials, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products, in its successful out-of-court recapitalization converting more than 99% of its senior secured notes into substantially all of the company’s common equity, extinguishing all of the company’s prior common and preferred equity and amending and extending its ABL facility and $250 million of new senior secured notes
  • Custom Ecology, a leading transportation solutions provider specializing in waste disposal, in its out-of-court workout
  • Funds managed by GSO Capital Partners, as subordinated noteholder, in the recapitalization of Corizon Health, the nation’s leading correctional healthcare company
  • Goodman Networks, a leading provider of field services to the satellite television industry, professional services and network infrastructure to the telecommunications industry and installation and maintenance services for satellite communications, in its prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of more than $325 million of prepetition funded debt
  • The Dolan Company, a provider of diversified information management and professional services to the legal, financial and real estate sectors in the U.S., in its prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of more than $150 million in prepetition funded debt

ENERGY

  • Murray Energy Holdings, the largest privately-owned coal company in the U.S. headquartered in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in its chapter 11 restructuring of approximately $2.7 billion in prepetition funded debt and more than $8 billion in legacy liability obligations
  • Longview Power, operator of a 710 megawatt supercritical coal fired power generation facility, in (a) its 2020 prepackaged chapter 11 cases pursuant to which it restructured approximately $355 million in prepetition funded debt and (b) its prior 2013 chapter 11 cases pursuant to which it restructured approximately $1 billion in prepetition funded debt and addressed construction issues at the facility
  • Blackhawk Mining, a leading metallurgical coal producer based in Lexington, Kentucky, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases pursuant to which it restructured nearly $1.1 billion in prepetition funded debt
  • FloWorks International, a specialty industrial distributor of pipes, valves and fittings and related technical solutions to energy and industrial sectors, in its out-of-court recapitalization transaction
  • LINN Energy, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, in its chapter 11 restructuring of approximately $7.8 billion in prepetition funded debt

HOSPITALITY & REAL ESTATE

  • Cici’s Pizza, a pizza buffet company, in reaching agreement with its creditors and equity sponsor on the terms of a prepackaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and recapitalization
  • RGN-Group Holdings, a shared office suites and co-working spaces company operating under the Regus, Spaces and other brand names, in its chapter 11 cases
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, a majority owned subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, in its chapter 11 restructuring of more than $18.4 billion in prepetition funded debt
  • MS Resorts, owner and operator of 5 luxury resort properties, in its chapter 11 restructuring of more than $1.5 billion in prepetition funded debt

MANUFACTURING

  • Honeywell International, as contract and litigation counterparty, in the chapter 11 cases of Garrett Motion, Inc., in which Honeywell was a co-sponsor of Garrett Motion’s chapter 11 recapitalization
  • Qualteq, world leader in plastic card production and providers of pre-sort and value-add mail delivery systems, in a chapter 11 trustee’s oversight of the company’s chapter 11 cases

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

  • Macy’s, a leading American department store chain, in its $4 billion financing in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Hollander Sleep Products, a leading bedding products manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in pillows, comforters, mattress pads and foam products, in its chapter 11 restructuring of more than $230 million in prepetition funded debt
  • Nine West Holdings, a leading designer, manufacturer and primarily wholesale distributor of jeanswear, women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags and footwear, in its chapter 11 restructuring of approximately $1.6 billion in prepetition funded debt
  • SVP Worldwide, an American designer, manufacturer and distributor of consumer sewing machines and accessories, in its out-of-court workout
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, an American chain of grocery stores, in its chapter 11 restructuring of approximately $3.2 billion in prepetition funded debt and other liabilities

TRANSPORTATION & RELATED SERVICES

  • An ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders of Service King, a national operator of auto body collision repair facilities, in connection with the Company’s recapitalization
  • Azorra Aviation, a commercial aircraft leasing company, in its acquisition and recapitalization of certain aircraft owning silos of Nordic Aviation Capital pursuant to a prearranged chapter 11 plan process
  • An ad hoc group of noteholders of Carlson Travel Inc., a business-to-business travel agency, in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases filed by the company and its affiliates

Joe served as Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics & Public Policy.

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