What We Do

Insolvency

Our lawyers reorganize companies. Our experience includes publicly traded companies, non-profit organizations with more than $100 million in debt, and dozens of other large and small entities. We have the business judgment, financial acumen, and legal skill to make the most of a struggling business.

We also represent creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, and purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. We appear in Bankruptcy Courts on matters including stay relief motions, cash collateral litigation, valuation litigation, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, discharge and dischargeability actions, lease disputes, and contested confirmation hearings.

Choose us as your trustee or receiver. Our deep business, financial and legal experience allows us to maximize the return for all constituencies.

Representative matters

  • Lead counsel for largest arts organization in the State of Tennessee in restructuring approximately $100 million in debt owed to five banks.
  • In re Gregory Scott Daily – Represent Los Angeles-based venture capital firm as creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding to collect $350 million judgment. Publicly filed settlement documents show that our client collected more than $125 million from the bankruptcy estate.
  • In re Commissary Operations, Inc. – Served as co-counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee. The Debtor was a large company employing more than 700 individuals. Its predominant business was the wholesale distribution of food and related items to chain restaurants and restaurant franchisees, its customers.
  • In re NVMS, Inc. – Represented a medical services company that provided, among other things, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring to surgeons in hospitals throughout the Mid-South region in its Chapter 11 case in Nashville.
  • In re Southeast Waffles, LLC – Served as counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in a Chapter 11 case pending in Nashville. The Debtor was formed in 1999 for the purpose of purchasing and operating a Waffle House franchise. The Debtor was in the business of owning and operating over 100 Waffle House restaurants in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky.
  • In re Barnhills Buffet, Inc. – Served as counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in a Chapter 11 case in Nashville. The Debtor was the operator of 29 buffet style restaurants located in six states in which it employed approximately 1,650 employees.
  • In re Horizon Travel Plazas, LLC – Served as counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in a Chapter 11 case in Nashville. The Debtor was in the business of owning and operating travel plazas.
  • In re Stanley Jones Corporation – Represented mechanical contracting company and affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in Nashville. At the time of the filing, the company had offices in South Fulton, Nashville, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. The company had been in business since 1946, was licensed in 35 states, had more than 400 employees, and had revenues of over $80 million during its last fiscal year.
  • In re American HomePatient, Inc. – Represented publicly traded home healthcare company in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization that resulted in confirmation of a 100% Plan on the company’s $300 million of debt. Obtained confirmation by defeating objection of lenders in a week-long trial with multiple financial experts. Successfully defended confirmation at U.S. District Court and Sixth Circuit. Bank of Montreal, et al. v. Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, et al. (In re American HomePatient, Inc.), 420 F.3d 559 (6th Cir 2005).
  • In re 1Point Solutions, LLC and Barr y R. Stokes – Represented 401(k) plans in connection with misappropriated employee 401(k) funds.
  • In re Linear Logic – Represented non-profit organization in connection with obtaining assets from the debtor.
  • In re Belle Valley, Ltd. – Represented limited partnership operating 260 unit apartment complex in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • In re Murray, Inc. – Served as co-counsel to the Committee in lawn and garden manufacturer’s liquidating Chapter 11 case involving more than $300 million of debt.
  • In re James River Coal Company, et al. – Represented more than 40 defendants in preference actions brought by the Trustee for the Unsecured Creditor Liquidating Trust.

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