Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP’s attorneys have substantial experience representing borrowers in out-of-court workouts and debtors in large, complex chapter 11 cases across the country. In these cases, we have confirmed both pre-packaged and pre-arranged chapter 11 reorganization plans, as well as handled sales of substantially all of a debtor's assets under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the subsequent confirmation of chapter 11 liquidation plans. Our attorneys are prepared to anticipate clients’ needs and craft strategies and solutions to maximize results. Our team is dedicated to harmonizing our clients’ interests with the demands of creditors to ensure an effective reorganization.
Jonathan Friedland and Lisa Vandesteeg author 2017 edition of "Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d".
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP is pleased to congratulate Jonathan Friedland and Elizabeth Vandesteeg on the publication of the 2017 edition of "Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d". Friedland is the book’s creator and editor in chief and Vandesteeg, is one if its managing editors.
One of West Publishing’s best-selling titles since 2009, and weighing in at more than 1,600 pages, Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation is the result of an effort of more than 50 restructuring professionals, including partners from more than 20 distinguished firms.
David Madden discusses the impact of an Illinois appellate court decision on credit card collection litigation.
SFGH partner Jonathan Friedland was a member of a panel titled “Alternatives to Bankruptcy,” at the TMA MidAmerica Regional Conference.
On April 17, 2018, SFGH partner Jonathan Friedland was a member of the “Alternatives to Bankruptcy” panel at the TMA MidAmerica Regional Conference.
Christopher J. Horvay developed and led a case study workshop devoted to negotiation skills and understanding the strategic considerations in retail chapter 11 cases.
Christopher J. Horvay moderated a panel pertaining to restructuring negotiations and co-led a workshop that incorporated the lessons gleaned from the panel into practical strategies for the participants.
Christopher J. Horvay planned and led a panel of distinguished Chicago-area bankruptcy practitioners and delivered remarks pertaining to the typical chapter 11 case in Illinois.
Christopher J. Horvay moderated a panel at the Tenth Annual TMA Conference held at the Westin Chicago where panelists discussed alternative funding sources for reorganization scenarios in chapter 11 cases.
Some of our attorneys' recent or notable public chapter 11 debtor engagements include:
In re Chellino Crane, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.). SFGH represented one of the Midwest’s largest providers of industrial cranes in its chapter 11 liquidation sale to a larger competitor.
In re Central Iowa Hospital (Bankr. S.D. Iowa). SFGH served as special healthcare reorganization counsel to the Debtor, a hospital and clinic system serving four Iowa counties, in its successful chapter 11 case resulting in a sale of the hospital and clinic system as a going concern to a large not for profit health care system.
In re GEM Hospitality, Inc., et al (Bankr. C.D. Ill.). SFGH serves as primary bankruptcy counsel to the Debtors who own and operate the historic Pere Marquette Hotel and related hotel and commercial properties in Peoria, Illinois.
In re Agri-Fine, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.). SFGH served as lead bankruptcy counsel to this Chicago-based manufacturer of agricultural food products in its chapter 11 case.
In re Montgomery Ward (Bankr. D. Del.). One of our attorneys served on the team representing Montgomery Ward, one of the nation's landmark retailers, in its liquidating chapter 11 case, resulting in the sale of substantially all of the company's real estate holdings to developers and investors and the liquidation of its other assets to satisfy creditor claims.
In re Tokheim Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.). One of our attorneys served on the team representing the debtors, a $1 billion manufacturer of retail petroleum distribution devices and related products, in their pre-packaged chapter 11 cases.
In re Mangia Mangia, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.). One of our attorneys served as bankruptcy counsel to a family owned restaurant and catering business in suburban Chicago, on all aspects of its chapter 11 case before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Judge Eugene Wedoff).
In re Ben Franklin Stores (Bankr. N.D. Ill.). One of our attorneys was lead bankruptcy counsel to one of the nation’s oldest national retain chains in its initial restructuring and ultimate liquidation through chapter 11.