Mr. Messana’s practice includes domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, distressed financing, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Messana has experience on teams representing debtors and other parties involved in out-of-court workouts, including:
- TK Holdings Inc., a leading automotive safety company, and its subsidiaries and affiliates in their ongoing chapter 11 cases involving the sale of their global automotive safety operations.
- The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), an iconic supermarket chain, and its subsidiaries in their ongoing chapter 11 cases involving the sale of their retail grocery operations
- Central Grocers, Inc., which was the 7th largest grocery cooperative in the United States prior to its filing, and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases involving the sale of their retail grocery and distribution operations.
Mr. Messana received a B.A. in Biology from Boston University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor for and was published in the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. He has been published in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and has been recognized for his pro bono efforts, which have included representing a New York theatre company in bankruptcy proceedings.