Since joining the Firm in 1989, Stephen A. Youngman has concentrated in the area of business reorganizations and debtors' and creditors’ rights. Mr. Youngman’s practice focuses on the restructuring of companies in various industries, including retailers, distributors, and finance companies. He has represented creditors as statutory committees and secured lenders. He has also represented acquirers in the chapter 11 context.
Mr. Youngman has led or had major involvement in a number of the Firm’s debtor representations, including American Airlines, Endeavour International Corporation, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., General Growth Properties, Vertis Inc., Nortek Holdings, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc., International Wire Group, Viasystems, Jayhawk Corporation, Pioneer Companies, Inc., Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., Weiner’s Stores, Inc., PennCorp Financial Group, Inc., Hedstrom Corporation, Zale Corporation, and Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Among other acquisition transactions, Mr. Youngman was involved in the Firm’s representation of American Airlines, Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Trans World Airlines, Inc., PennCorp Financial Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Southwestern Life Insurance Company from ICH Corporation, and the Firm’s representation of creditors that acquired Fitz & Floyd and Trenwick America through chapter 11 plans of reorganization. He has represented General Electric in various debtor-in-possession/exit loan transactions, including Mirant Corporation, Orion Refining, and Romacorp.
Mr. Youngman is highly ranked in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA and recognized for his bankruptcy and reorganization work by Best Lawyers and Legal 500 US.