Jill Frizzley

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Jill Frizzley
Jill Frizzley is counsel in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Ms. Frizzley has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, investors and acquirers of assets in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings domestically and in cross-border contexts. Her clients have included upper middle market distressed companies across various industry sectors, large institutional bank lenders and distressed funds. She also has represented various parties in connection with the purchase and sale of assets in non-distressed matters.

Turnarounds & Workouts has recognized Ms. Frizzley as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” for 2014.

Ms. Frizzley has been involved in numerous in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters for clients including:

  • Coldwater Creek in its chapter 11 cases of eight affiliates
  • Textron Inc. in its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, shortly after Beechcraft’s emergence from chapter 11
  • Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and other arrangers in over $4 billion in DIP and exit financings for American Airlines, Inc.
  • IceArizona AcquisitionCo., LLC, an entity through which a consortium of Canadian and U.S. investors completed a leveraged acquisition of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey club from the National Hockey League
  • Agent in connection with restructuring/refinancing of first lien debt of Physiotherapy Associates Inc.
  • Cinram International, in its chapter 15 cases and sale of substantially all assets
  • Media General in its sale of newspaper assets to and financing agreements with Berkshire Hathaway
  • Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. in its out-of-court recapitalization
  • Citibank, secured agents in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Capmark Financial Group
  • American Axle & Manufacturing in its out-of-court restructuring
  • Delphi Corporation, as special bankruptcy counsel, in its chapter 11
  • Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent for the $400 million senior secured super-priority debtor in possession financing for Chemtura Corporation and its domestic subsidiaries
  • Remy International, Inc. and 26 other affiliates in their prepackaged chapter 11 recapitalization
  • Silver Point Finance, LLC, as agent for first and second lien credit facilities in loan-to-own strategy in the chapter 11 case of GBGH, LLC (U.S. holding company of U.K. power project companies)
  • Citibank, N.A. in connection with the restructuring of the $32 billion third-party asset-backed commercial paper market in Canada
  • Pope & Talbot and 14 other affiliates in their U.S. chapter 11 cases and sale of substantially all the assets of their lumber business
  • Special Committee of Board of Directors of BioVeris Corporation with respect to asset sales to related third party (CEO) in connection with merger with Roche
  • Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity in its acquisition of Grupo Convermex S.A. de C.V. from J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
  • Spiegel Inc., Eddie Bauer, Inc. and Newport News, Inc. and 17 other affiliates, major U.S. and international retail and catalog merchants, in their chapter 11 reorganizations and sale of substantially all the assets of Spiegel and Newport News
  • HypoVereinsbank, as senior secured lender, in connection with the chapter 11 case of a major New York hotel
  • Versatel Telecom International, N.V., a provider of local access broadband services in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, in its pre-negotiated restructuring and chapter 11 case, and joint Dutch proceeding (surseance)

Ms. Frizzley is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Turnaround Management Association and American Bar Association.

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