January 16, 2018
Business Finance & Restructuring Department Co-Chairs Matt Barr and Gary Holtzer have been named Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers in a 2017 special report by Turnarounds & Workouts. The report features 15 lawyers throughout the United States who have worked on the year’s most prominent bankruptcies and restructurings.
Mr. Barr was recognized for his roles on both the debtor- and creditor-side in many of the year’s significant restructurings. In addition to leading the chapter 11 reorganizations of Angelica Corporation, American Gilsonite Company and China Fishery Group, he served as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, Inc. – the largest bankruptcy of 2016. Mr. Barr was also credited for advising Bain Capital, the equity sponsor of The Gymboree Corporation, in Gymboree’s chapter 11 cases, and key stakeholders in BCBG Max Azria Group and Performance Sports Group’s respective reorganizations.
Mr. Holtzer was commended for his representation of Westinghouse Electric Company, the largest bankruptcy of 2017 and a reorganization that will recast the nuclear energy sector. His other accomplishments include leading CHC Group’s chapter 11 reorganization, a highly complex proceeding that involved over 80 legal entities in 25 countries, and spearheading the chapter 11 cases of Halcón Resources, Endeavour International, Memorial Production Partners and Paragon Offshore, among other major restructurings.
Turnarounds & Workouts is a monthly newsletter published by Beard Group, Inc. for professionals tracking distressed businesses in the United States and Canada. The full list of award winners can be found in the December 2017 issue.