Matt Barr

Biography

Matt Barr
Matt Barr is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Barr has extensive experience leading representations of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, private equity funds, acquirers of assets, hedge funds and other institutions acquiring controlling positions in financially distressed companies, and other major stakeholders in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Barr’s engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including retail, telecommunication, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, energy, oil and gas, automotive, apparel, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, project finance and shipping. He has drawn upon his broad experience to develop and advise clients on practical solutions and build the consensus required to implement these solutions.

Mr. Barr has consistently been listed over the years in Chambers GlobalChambers USAIFLR1000, LawdragonLegal 500Guide to World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (Legal Media Group), and Super Lawyers, among others. Commentators in Chambers USA have called him “tremendously bright, responsive and reliable,” and “a measured, strong advocate” that knows “how to get to a resolution in a case.” IFLR1000 called him “a very strong and commercial lawyer. He never loses his cool and always finds a way to get to yes.”

Mr. Barr’s experience includes advising:

  • Large Regional Food Service Player (counsel to company)
  • Chinese Fisheries Group (counsel to company)
  • Healthcare Services Company (counsel to company)
  • International Renewal Energy Company (counsel to company)
  • Logistics Company (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • Fairway Group Holdings (counsel to Fairway Markets)
  • American Gilsonite (counsel to company)
  • Essar Algoma (counsel to company)
  • Power Company (counsel to company)
  • LightSquared (counsel to company)
  • Lernout & Hauspie/Dictaphone (counsel to company)
  • Parking Company Airports America (PCAA) (counsel to company)
  • Performance Sports Group (ad hoc group of prepetition lenders)
  • BCBG Max Azaria (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • Seventy Seven Energy (ad hoc group of OpCo noteholders)
  • Capmark Financial (ad hoc group of senior secured lenders)
  • Stallion Oilfield Services (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Things Remembered (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Targus Corporation (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Aspect Software (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Noranda Aluminum Company (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Energy & Exploration Partners (ad hoc group of lenders)
  • Dex Media (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • U.S. Shale Solutions (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Endeavour Operating Corp. (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Lee Enterprises Inc. (certain lenders and backstop parties)
  • Cobalt International (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • Quebecor Inc. (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • NextWave Corp. (third lien lenders)
  • The Clare at Water Tower (stalking horse and successful purchase of assets)
  • SunEdison (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Enron Corporation (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Refco (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)

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