Alex received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served as Comments Editor for the SMU Law Review Association and won numerous moot court titles, including national Best Advocate at the 25th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining Weil, Alex served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Ronald B. King, Chief Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. Outside of the office, Alex coaches SMU’s national champion Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court team.
Alex has been a member of teams representing various parties in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:
- Regis Corporation, a leader in the haircare industry and franchisor of major salon brands, including Supercuts, in connection with the refinancing and conversion of its existing revolving credit facility to a $180 million term loan and $55 million revolving credit facility.
- Scandinavian Airlines, an airline holding company based in Sweden, in connection with its restructuring efforts.
- Redbox Entertainment in connection with its financing efforts and merger with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.
- CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., one of the largest mall owners in the United States, in connection with the restructuring of more than $4 billion of obligations.
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving approximately $1.4 billion of funded debt. 24 Hour Fitness is a leading fitness club operator with locations across the United States and more than 3 million members.
- RentPath Holdings, Inc. and its debtor-affiliates, one of the nation’s largest apartment rental and digital marketing solutions companies with approximately $700 million in debt, in connection with their prearranged chapter 11 cases and sale to Redfin Corporation for $608 million.
- Insys Therapeutics, Inc. and its six subsidiaries, a specialty pharmaceutical company, in their chapter 11 cases in the face of hundreds of lawsuits related to the opioid crisis (Insys was the first opioid manufacturer to file for chapter 11).
- Compute North, LLC, a provider of bitcoin mining hosting services, as counsel to Marathon Digital Holdings, a large, publicly traded bitcoin mining company, as the largest unsecured creditor, customer, and preferred equity investor in Compute North’s chapter 11 cases.
- Sequential Brands Group, Inc., owner of a diversified portfolio of consumer brands, as counsel to a purchaser of assets, including “Joe’s Jeans” brand, pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- LATAM Airlines, Latin America’s leading airline group, as counsel to Apollo Global Management and affiliated funds, Tranche B DIP Lender in connection with LATAM’s multi-tranche DIP financing totaling more than $3.1 billion in the aggregate.
- Bumble Bee Tuna, a major North American packaged foods company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases, as counsel to Brookfield as Term Loan Agent, DIP Term Loan Agent and Lenders, including the ~$1 billion sale of Bumble Bee Tuna to its largest supplier.
- Advantage Holdco Inc. (a/k/a Advantage Rent-a-Car), a major rental car operator, as counsel to Sixt Rent a Car LLC in connection with its acquisition of assets pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Latest Thinking, Firm News & Announcements
- Supreme Court Resolves Split on U.S. Trustee Fees Blog Post — Weil Restructuring — By Garrett Fail, Candace M. Arthur, Zack Tripp and Alex Paul Cohen — June 07, 2022
In re Buffets: A Fees-t for the United States Trustee
Blog Post — Weil Restructuring
Candace M. Arthur and
Alex Paul Cohen
— January 05, 2021
Fifth Circuit in Buffets finds that 833% increase to U.S. Trustee Fees did not violate Constitution. ...
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