Representative Matters

George has represented a variety of stakeholders in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, cross-border insolvency proceedings, and related investigations, litigations, and debtor-creditor disputes, including:

Represented creditors’ committees in a number of bankruptcy cases in such industries as oil and gas, mining, publishing, manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, and telecommunications, including Energy & Exploration Partners, Inc. (N.D. Tex.), Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (D. Del.), Cengage Learning, Inc. (E.D.N.Y.), Vivaro Corporation (S.D.N.Y.), Protective Products of America, Inc. (S.D. Fla.), Rock & Republic Enterprises, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), and Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (D. Del.).

Represented debtors in bankruptcy cases of AirfastTicketc, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Morgan Industries Corporation and Hunter Marine Corporation (D.N.J.), and The Walking Company (C.D. Cal.).

Served as an independent investigator to the Special Investigation Committee of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico to perform a comprehensive review of the factors contributing to Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016.

Represented a special committee of the board of directors of an undisclosed group of companies to investigate their pre-petition affairs, examine potential claims, and evaluate creditors’ potential recoveries under the Bankruptcy Code and applicable state law.

Represented the foreign representatives, joint official liquidators, of Life Premium Fund in the debtor’s chapter 15 (S.D.N.Y.), obtaining recognition of the debtor’s Cayman insolvency proceeding and obtaining discovery from selected targets located in the United States.

Represented creditors in the chapter 15 case of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. (D.N.J.).

Represented the individual foreign debtor in his chapter 15 case, In re Paul Zeital Kemsley (S.D.N.Y.), and related state court proceedings, which culminated in the decision of Judge Saliann Scarpulla of the New York Supreme Court, recognizing a bankruptcy discharge granted to the debtor by the United Kingdom’s Bankruptcy Court – High Court, under the common law principle of international comity.

Represented indenture trustees and/or collateral agents in Dynegy Holdings LLC (S.D.N.Y.) and Freemont General Corp. (C.D. Cal.).

Represented DIP Lenders in chapter 11 proceedings HII Technologies, Inc. (S.D. Tex.).

Represented the stalking horse bidder and purchaser of a portfolio of four nursing homes and real estate under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code in the chapter 11 cases of Mason Coppell OP, LLC, et al. (N.D. Tex.).

Represented distressed asset investors and potential acquirers of secured swap claims in Peabody Energy, Inc. (E.D. Miss.).

Represented commodity customers in MF Global Inc.’s SIPA liquidation proceeding (S.D.N.Y.).

Represented a European retailer in enforcing high-value Italian court judgments and European arbitration awards against a former executive, and his advisers and alter egos, who embezzled and secreted assets worldwide.

Represented a Canadian investor in enforcing a US $100 million+ Canadian court judgment against a Middle East-based high-net-worth individual.

Represented a panel chapter 7 trustee in multiple bankruptcy proceedings and related adversary proceedings, seeking to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code.

Represented chapter 7 trustee to investigate debtors’ pre-petition asset protection and fraudulent activities and pursue discovery and litigation to recover hidden assets for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate and creditors.

Represented liquidating trustees of several post-confirmation liquidating trusts.

Represented secured creditors in numerous bankruptcy cases before various bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.