Matt Barr


Matt Barr
Matt Barr is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Barr has extensive experience representing 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 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.” He has also been recognized as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2007.

Mr. Barr’s experience includes advising:

  • Healthcare Services Company (counsel to company)
  • International Renewal Energy Company (counsel to company)
  • Cobalt International (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • SunEdison (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Fairway Group Holdings (counsel to Fairway Markets)
  • American Gilsonite (counsel to company)
  • Performance Sports Group (ad hoc group of prepetition lenders)
  • Capmark Financial (ad hoc group of senior secured lenders)
  • Stallion Oilfield Services (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Seventy Seven Energy (ad hoc group of OpCo noteholders)
  • Targus Corporation (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Things Remembered (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • International Retailer (counsel to ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Aspect Software (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Noranda Aluminum Company (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Essar Algoma (counsel to company)
  • 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 committee of secured lenders)
  • Lee Enterprises Inc. (certain lenders and backstop parties)
  • NextWave Corp. (third lien lenders)
  • Quebecor Inc. (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • The Clare at Water Tower (stalking horse and successful purchase
  • of assets)
  • Parking Company Airports America (PCAA) (counsel to company)
  • Electric Company (counsel to company)
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • International Apparel Manufacturer (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • Enron Corporation (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Refco (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • LightSquared (counsel to company)
  • Lernout & Hauspie/Dictaphone (counsel to company)

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