Matters

EMMES Group of Companies – Restructuring

Represented the EMMES Group of Companies in the completion of the spin-off of Emmes Asset Management Company, renamed Vanbarton Group, and the formation of Emmes Realty Advisors from the existing Emmes entity.

Restructuring of U.S. Affiliate of Brazilian Legal Firm

Represented Demarest E. Almeida, Inc., a Brazilian law firm, in restructuring its U.S. affiliate consulting firm and in coordinating with client’s immigration counsel on visa issues.

$300 Million Construction Loan Facility

Representation of one of Florida’s largest condominium developers in a $300 million construction loan facility for eight condominium projects together with a corporate restructuring and a simultaneous $90 million buyout of a major joint venture partner.

HQ Global Workplaces – Loan Restructurings

Representation of HQ Global Workplaces, then the leading executive office suite company in the world, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings including DIP financing and successfully restructuring the company.

Private Investment Firm – Investment Restructuring

Represented a private investment firm with more than $325 million of capital under management, in restructuring its investment in a major producer of labels for companies throughout the world.

Private Equity Fund – Manufacturer Restructuring

Represented a global private equity fund in the restructuring of, and additional investment in, a leading US manufacturer of automotive and truck axles.

HQ Global Workplaces – Sale of the Company

Representation of HQ Global Workplaces in its acquisition by Frontline Capital Group.

Foreign Lender – Loan Restructuring

Represented a foreign lender in the restructuring of a $150 million mezzanine loan to an investment fund, including re-capitalization of certain fund platforms and the sale of certain fund assets.

Horizon Telecom – Securities and Reorganization Issues

Representation of Horizon Telecom, a publicly traded facilities-based telecommunications carrier that provides voice and data services to commercial, residential and local market segments, in connection with its securities law issues and the reorganization of its wireless personal communications service provider subsidiary.

Corporate Restructurings

Representation of special committees, CEOs and companies in corporate recapitalizations and restructurings.

Investors – Internet-Related Investments

Representation of investors in acquiring controlling interests in, restructuring and/or liquidating, internet-related companies.

Sports Company – Billion-Dollar Reorganization

Counsel to a premier integrated sports and media company in its billion-dollar ownership reorganization and restructuring.

Plainfield Asset Management – Restructuring

Represented Plainfield Asset Management in restructuring Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC—a mixed martial arts promotional company—of which Plainfield was majority owner. As part of the restructuring, Plainfield sold a portion of their equity in Bellator to a new private equity investor and converted its outstanding loans to Bellator into new equity.

Plainfield Asset Management – Restructuring

Represented Plainfield Asset Management in a restructuring of its investment in a regional voice and data services company.

Property Owner – Ownership Restructuring

Represented a property owner in a complex ownership restructuring of a wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverage distribution center in South Carolina. We helped the property owner with corporate, real estate and tax issues regarding lease modifications, changes in ownership of limited liability companies, a mortgage refinancing and the option granted to affiliates of the tenant to purchase equity interests in the company that owns the facility.

Real Estate Family Business Divorce

Represented a member of a prominent real estate family in a business divorce and estate mediation following the death of the family patriarch, which involved the partition of approximately $500 million in real estate assets previously held by the family-owned business.