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Representative Chapter 11 Debtor Cases in New York

The attorneys of Togut, Segal & Segal have served as lead counsel, co-counsel, conflicts counsel and in other capacities for debtors in many of the most famous Chapter 11 cases ever filed under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, including:

  • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP: Lead counsel to the debtor in the largest law firm bankruptcy ever under Chapter 11. In record time, with the Togut Firm's leadership, the debtor reached a settlement with former partners in a precedent-making partner contribution plan that allowed for confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan in less than nine months. The plan confirmation was fully consensual and the case was done more quickly than any that preceded it.
  • Nortel Networks Inc.: Counsel to the Official Committee of Retired Employees; obtained a nearly $100 million settlement for retirees.
  • Grubb & Ellis Company: Lead counsel to the debtors, an international real estate brokerage and property management company, with more than 100 offices and revenue exceeding $500 million that was sold as a going concern in a transaction approved by the Bankruptcy Court in less than 45 days following the commencement of the Chapter 11 case.
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P): Conflicts counsel to the debtor, one of the nation's leading food and drug retailers operating more than 300 supermarkets with a combined $2.5 billion in assets.
  • General Motors: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, the largest domestic automaker and the largest industrial enterprise ever to file for bankruptcy, with an estimated $91 billion in assets.
  • Chrysler Group LLC: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, the first of the "big three" domestic automakers to file for bankruptcy, with liabilities exceeding $55 billion.
  • Enron Corporation: Co-counsel to the debtor with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in what was then the second largest Chapter 11 case ever filed.
  • Rockefeller Center Properties: Sole counsel to the debtor in the restructuring of mortgage and other indebtedness involving 12 historic landmarked buildings in the heart of Manhattan.
  • Delphi Corporation, et al.: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, the largest automotive parts supplier in the United States.
  • AbitibiBowater Group Inc.: Counsel to debtor Bowater Canada Finance Corporation and responsible for investigating claims, including a claim for more than $600 million against the debtor's corporate parent arising under the Nova Scotia Companies Act.
  • Tronox Inc.: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, one of the world's largest producers and marketers of titanium dioxide pigment with assets and liabilities exceeding $1 billion.
  • Ambac Financial Group Inc.: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, a financial guarantee insurance company whose business includes the issuance of insurance policies to support public finance, structured finance, and international finance transactions.
  • ContiMortgage Corporation: Lead counsel to the debtor, a billion-dollar consumer finance business that both originated and serviced subprime home equity loans.
  • Refco LLC: Counsel to the Chapter 7 Trustee for a registered futures commissions merchant in the largest Chapter 7 case ever filed, involving more than $4 billion in assets.
  • Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation: Co-counsel to debtor, one of the nation's largest motion picture theater exhibition companies with assets and liabilities exceeding $1 billion.
  • Loehmann's Holdings Inc.: Sole counsel to the debtor women's fashion apparel chain that operated 48 retail stores in major metropolitan areas.
  • Daewoo International (America) Corp.: Sole counsel to the debtor, the U.S.-based trading arm of the Daewoo group of companies, which successfully underwent what was then the largest nonsovereign debt restructuring in history with aggregate liabilities exceeding $70 billion.
  • Frontier Airlines: Conflicts counsel to the debtor, a regional airline, involving over $100 million in liabilities.
  • Saint Vincent's Hospitals: Conflicts counsel to the debtor hospitals in a Chapter 11 restructuring involving over $1 billion in liabilities.
  • Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center: A Bronx hospital that was successfully sold as a going concern in Chapter 11 despite having over $100 million in liabilities.
  • Cabrini Medical Center: Lead counsel to the debtor, a hospital in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, with over $100 million in assets and liabilities.
  • Ames Department Stores, Inc.: Co-counsel to the debtor, the largest regional discount retailer in the United States, which had revenue exceeding $1 billion before it ceased operations.
  • SK Global America, Inc.: Sole counsel to the debtor, the U.S.-based trading arm of what was then the third-largest conglomerate in South Korea and one of the largest business enterprises in the world.
  • Clift Holdings LLC: Lead counsel to the debtor in the successful restructuring of $75 million of debt for Ian Schrager's premier San Francisco hotel.
  • Orion Telecommunications: Sole counsel to one of the largest telephone card manufacturers in the country with sales exceeding $100 million.
  • Guilford Mills, Inc.: Sole counsel to the debtor, a leading worldwide producer and seller of textiles, which successfully restructured over $300 million in secured debt and paid all of its unsecured creditors in full under its confirmed Chapter 11 plan.
  • Joan and David Helpern Inc.: Sole counsel to debtor/operator of the Joan & David luxury footwear and accessory retail chain, which had more than 55 stores located worldwide.
  • Fortunoff Fine Jewelry & Silverware, LLC: Lead counsel to the debtor in the successful sale as a going concern of Fortunoff, a nationally known retailer.
  • Personal Communications Devices: Co-counsel to the debtors, a distributor of specialty mobile devices and accessories that also provides value added services to manufactures and wireless telecom carriers with sales exceeding $1 billion.

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