Oscar R. Cantu is a partner in the Miami office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and heads the Miami Business Finance & Restructuring department. Since joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Cantu has been involved in matters throughout the country in the firm’s representation of a number of financial institutional clients (including Credit Suisse First Boston, Mellon Bank, N.A., Banque Paribas, BancOne Texas, N.A., General Electric Capital Corporation and Citibank, N.A.) in major reorganizations.
Mr. Cantu concentrates his insolvency practice in Chapter 11 cases, in out-of-court credit facility restructuring, power generation, power transmission, lender liability, labor law and retiree/pension issues in reorganizations, RICO and other litigation, and the purchase and sale of assets and senior secured corporate debt.
Mr. Cantu recently served as lead debtor’s counsel to Greyhound Lines, Inc., Uniroyal Technology Corp. and in the reorganization cases of two cogeneration plants, Osceola Power and Okeelanta Power. He is also involved in the US Brass reorganization on behalf of its parent company, Eljer Industries, Inc., and litigation on behalf of Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics.
Currently, Mr. Cantu is one of the two lead restructuring attorneys for PG&E Corp. in connection with the Chapter 11 case of its subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Its subsidiary’s pending Chapter 11 proceeding is the third largest reorganization case ever filed in the US.
Mr. Cantu is a member of the Beacon Council and was previously named to the Board of Directors of the Beacon Council, which provides programs and leadership to facilitate the economic development of Miami/Dade County.