Matt Barr

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Matt Barr

Matt Barr is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Barr has extensive experience leading representations of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, private equity funds, acquirers of assets, hedge funds and other institutions acquiring controlling positions in financially distressed companies, and other major stakeholders in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Barr’s engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including retail, telecommunication, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, energy, oil and gas, automotive, apparel, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, project finance and shipping. He has drawn upon his broad experience to develop and advise clients on practical solutions and build the consensus required to implement these solutions.

Mr. Barr has consistently been listed over the years in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, Lawdragon, Legal 500, Guide to World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (Legal Media Group), and Super Lawyers, among others. Commentators in Chambers USA have called him “tremendously bright, responsive and reliable,” and “a measured, strong advocate” that knows “how to get to a resolution in a case.” IFLR 1000 called him “a very strong and commercial lawyer. He never loses his cool and always finds a way to get to yes.”

Mr. Barr’s experience includes advising:

  • Large Regional Food Service Player (counsel to company)
  • Angelica Corporation (counsel to the company)
  • Chinese Fisheries Group (counsel to company)
  • Healthcare Services Company (counsel to company)
  • International Renewal Energy Company (counsel to company)
  • Logistics Company (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • Oil & Gas Exploration Company (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • International Retailer (counsel to equity sponsor)
  • Fairway Group Holdings (counsel to company)
  • American Gilsonite (counsel to company)
  • Power Company (counsel to company)
  • International Media Company (counsel to equity sponsor)
  • LightSquared (counsel to company)
  • Lernout & Hauspie/Dictaphone (counsel to company)
  • Parking Company Airports America (PCAA) (counsel to company)
  • SunEdison (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Enron Corporation (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Refco (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • SunEdison (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Enron Corporation (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Refco (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Performance Sports Group (ad hoc group of prepetition lenders)
  • BCBG Max Azria (counsel to lender and equity sponsor)
  • Seventy Seven Energy (ad hoc group of OpCo noteholders)
  • Capmark Financial (ad hoc group of senior secured lenders)
  • Cobalt International (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • Stallion Oilfield Services (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Things Remembered (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Targus Corporation (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Aspect Software (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Noranda Aluminum Company (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Energy & Exploration Partners (ad hoc group of lenders)
  • Dex Media (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • U.S. Shale Solutions (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Endeavour Operating Corp. (ad hoc group of secured lenders)
  • Lee Enterprises Inc. (certain lenders and backstop parties)
  • Quebecor Inc. (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • NextWave Corp. (ad hoc group of third lien lenders)
  • The Clare at Water Tower (stalking horse and successful purchase of assets)

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