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A trusted advisor to unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, and distressed companies, Jeff's tenacious counsel adds steady momentum to our growing client base in retail bankruptcy and is a strong resource to distressed clients in the technology sector. His practice centers on Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and related litigation. Current representations include the creditors’ committees in GNC, Sur La Table, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Murray Metallurgical Coal, The Northwest Company, Maines Paper & Food Service, Gibson Guitar, United Sporting Companies, Mission Coal Company, Fred’s, Gander Mountain, and Vitamin World; individual creditors Under Armour and Estée Lauder in Bon-Ton Stores Chapter 11, Estée Lauder in Sears Canada proceedings, National Football League in Cumulus Media Chapter 11, and participant lenders in Toys “R” Us and Tops Markets Chapter 11 cases.
Jeff often provides advice to private equity-sponsored and venture capital-backed distressed investors, representing boards of directors and management in the out-of-court wind down or distressed M&A process in the following industries: health care, internet-connected home devices, digital content delivery websites, and digital advertisement and content delivery through television and alternative media.
As a certified bankruptcy mediator and an approved fee examiner by the U.S. Trustee for Region 3, Jeff most recently served on the Official Fee Review Committee in the Adelphia Communications bankruptcy cases and as the fee examiner in the Endeavour Operating Chapter 11 case. Jeff also recently served as mediator in the Digital Domain Chapter 11 cases in adversary proceedings involving preferential transfers and fraudulent conveyance actions.