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National Bankruptcy Counsel in "Mega" Chapter 11 Cases

National bankruptcy counsel for publicly traded commercial landlord in "mega" Chapter 11 cases throughout the United States. Recent representative cases include the following: Payless Holdings LLC (Bankr. E.D. Mo., Case No. 19-40883), Frank Theatres Bayonne / South Cove LLC (Bankr. D.N.J., Case No. 18-34808), Sears Holdings Corporation (Bankr. S.D.N.Y., Case No. 18-23538), and Mattress Firm, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del., Case No. 18-12241).

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Represented Preference Defendants in Bankruptcy Matters

Represented numerous preference defendants in bankruptcy courts locally and around the country, involving complex issues and/or large amounts.

Lisa S. Gretchko

Troubled Companies

Represented customers and suppliers of troubled companies.

Lisa S. Gretchko

Represented Steel Manufacturer in Bankruptcy Matters

Represented a large steel manufacturer whose employee filed bankruptcy for himself and his two single-member LLCs after he received millions in exchange for steering energy contracts to a company that sought to do business with his employer.

Lisa S. Gretchko

Represented International Gaming Manufacturer in Bankruptcy Matters

Represented an international manufacturer of gaming machines (and licensor of intellectual property associated therewith) in casino bankruptcy cases throughout the country.

Lisa S. Gretchko

Sale of Aluminum Smelting Plant

Acted as lead counsel in the negotiation and drafting of an Asset Purchase Agreement and Real Estate Sale Contract for the $9MM sale of an aluminum smelting plant in Alabama. As seller was a Chapter 7 debtor in bankruptcy, the work entailed extensive involvement with the bankruptcy court regarding approvals by the court, and extensive negotiation with the seller's creditors regarding their approval of the sale.

Charles A. Semmelhack

Chapter 11 – $4.3MM Disposition of Over 30 Franchised Restaurants

Counsel for first-position secured lender in related Chapter 11 cases which culminated in the $4.3MM disposition of over 30 locations of franchised fast casual restaurants under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

Receiver for Medical Partnership

Court-appointed receiver in charge of the assets and legal affairs of an insolvent medical partnership that lost up to $8MM in embezzled funds.

Mark J. Gardberg

Represented Cargo Service Provider in Bankruptcy Matters

Represented a cargo-handling service provider to domestic and international airlines that filed bankruptcy (Chapter 11 or Chapter 15) in the United States.

Lisa S. Gretchko

Successful Settlement of Claim Against Non-Filing Spouse

Lead counsel defending non-filing spouse of business owner who was sued for the recovery of approximately $1.8MM in assets under theories of state and federal fraudulent transfer law and equitable theories regarding property she owned pursuant to long-standing estate plan. Negotiated settlement for 10% of the face amount of the claims.

Mark A. Bogdanowicz