David J. Cohen

Biography

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.

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 America’s oldest clothier Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. and its affiliated debtors in their ongoing chapter 11 cases and $325 million going concern sale and its related proceedings under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”).
  • 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
  • Represented national Spanish-language media company LBI Media in its successful chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented 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
  • Represented Canadian steel giant Essar Steel Algoma, Inc. in connection with its chapter 15 cases and related proceedings under the "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 lenders of an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Representing 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 senior secured lender in connection with the chapter 11 case of George Washington Bridge Bus Station Development Venture LLC
  • Represented an ad hoc group of secured noteholders in connection with the out-the-court restructuring of Sable Permian Resources, LLC
  • 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
  • Represented secured lenders to FastMed, a privately owned operator of over 100 urgent care clinics in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • Represented CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries its acquisition of Logan’s Roadhouse
  • Represented lenders to a global agricultural product developer in such company’s restructuring efforts
  • Represented a secured lender in connection with the out-of-court recapitalization of a regional grocer
  • Represented a bidder for Open Road Films in its chapter 11 cases

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.

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