David J. Cohen


David J Cohen
David J. Cohen is an associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. Mr. Cohen’s practice includes domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, distressed financing and distressed M&A.

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Cohen worked in public policy for the Government of Ontario and worked at a full-service law firm in Toronto where he was a member of teams that worked on a number of restructurings of large Canadian companies under the CCAA, including Nortel Networks, Target Canada, and Connacher Oil & Gas.

Mr. Cohen has been a member of teams representing debtors, secured lenders and other creditors in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:

Debtor/Company-Side Experience:

  • Representing oil and gas exploration and production company EP Energy Corporation in its ongoing chapter 11 cases involving approximately $4.9 billion in funded debt obligations
  • Representing national Spanish-language media company LBI Media in its successful chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representing nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Company in its chapter 11 cases and $4.6 billion sale to Brookfield and ongoing matters
  • Represented international retail clothing company Aéropostale in connection with its chapter 11 cases and its related proceeding under Canada’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Representing Canadian steel giant Essar Steel Algoma, Inc. in connection with its chapter 15 cases and related proceedings under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”), and the chapter 11 cases of Essar Steel Minnesota
  • Represented U.S. sporting goods retailer Golfsmith in connection with its chapter 11 cases and the related CCAA proceedings of its Canadian affiliates operating as Golf Town
  • Represented Paragon Offshore in connection with its chapter 11 cases

Creditor/Acquiror/Other Experience:

  • Representing an ad hoc group of secured noteholders in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of Sable Permian Resources
  • Representing to an ad hoc group of lenders of a global data processing and outsourced technology services provider
  • Representing an ad hoc group of lenders of a global manufacturing company
  • Representing the DIP lender and secured lender in connection with the chapter 11 case of George Washington Bridge Bus Station Development Venture LLC
  • Representing lenders to a global agricultural product developer in such company’s restructuring efforts
  • Represented secured lenders to FastMed, a privately owned operator of over 100 urgent care clinics in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • Representing a secured lender in connection with the out-of-court recapitalization of a regional grocer
  • Represented CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries its acquisition of Logan’s Roadhouse
  • Represented a bidder for Open Road Films in its chapter 11 cases
  • Represented an ad hoc group of secured lenders in connection with the chapter 11 cases and CCAA proceedings of Performance Sports Group, owner of iconic sporting good brands Bauer and Easton

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