By Suzzanne Uhland & Nancy Mitchell, Partners & Joseph Spina, Associate, O’Melveny
The rise in popularity and convenience of online shopping (i.e., the Amazon Effect) has triggered the bankruptcies of numerous retail consumer goods chains. Since 2015, there have been more than 50 major retail Chapter 11 filings. This trend is due to a number of factors, including (i)...
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Joseph A. Spina is an associate in the New York office of O’Melveny. He regularly guides debtors, creditors, lenders, indenture trustees, and strategic investors in all aspects of high-stakes corporate restructurings, including Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed acquisitions. Spina has extensive experience negotiating reorganization plans, structuring Chapter 11 DIP and exit financings, representing potential purchasers of distressed assets, and litigating contested matters in bankruptcy proceedings.
Nancy A. Mitchell is a partner in O’Melveny’s New York office. She advises debtors, acquirers, and creditors on complex restructurings, workouts, and Chapter 11 proceedings, drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and investment banker. Mitchell has counseled clients on large and complex bankruptcies and restructurings, including ad hoc bondholders in General Motors and AbitibiBowater, and her ongoing representation of Puerto Rico government agencies in the largest in-court restructuring in U.S. history.
Suzzanne Uhland is a partner in O’Melveny’s New York and San Francisco offices and chair of the firm’s U.S. Restructuring Practice. She represents parties in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings and buyers and sellers in Bankruptcy Code Section 363(d) sales and other distress transactions. Uhland also practices with the firm’s transactions attorneys, both in bankruptcy cases and in structuring transactions to avoid bankruptcy-related risks. She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.