Individual Chapter 11 Debtor (name withheld)
Doug confirmed a chapter 11 plan in an individual chapter 11 case where the debtor had over $40 million in personal liability. Impressively, the confirmed plan provided that creditors would be paid a quarter of 1 percent (.0025) of their allowed claims over 5 years!
The Walking Company
Doug assisted in Arent Fox’s representation of an $80 million, publicly-traded retailer of specialty footwear in a highly successful and rapidly-executed chapter 11 reorganization that resulted in full payment of all unsecured creditors; a $10 million recapitalization of the company; the renegotiation of significant lease obligations; and the preservation of all of the company’s stores, substantially all of its employees, and its management team. This reorganization was selected as the chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Lower Middle Market) by The M&A Advisor.
Right Start Acquisition Company and Baby Style, Inc.
Doug represented the official committee of unsecured creditors and was instrumental in successfully confirming the committee’s liquidating plan. Doug represented the liquidating trust post-confirmation in the prosecution of more than 30 adversary proceedings aimed at recovering over $1.3 million in preferential transfers and successfully resolved all matters by way of final judgment or settlement within 12 months.
In re NGTV, Inc.
Doug was part of the Arent Fox team that successfully sold the intellectual property and litigation assets of the estate for the chapter 7 trustee over the vigorous objections of a secured creditor and structured the sale such that unsecured creditors would receive a distribution even though secured debt far exceeded the sales proceeds.
In re New Meatco Provisions, LLC
Doug was responsible for filing and prosecuting over 70 adversary proceedings seeking to recover preferential transfers. In the course of a little over a year, Doug was successful in reaching a final resolution of 60 of those actions resulting in recoveries for the estate of over $1.1 million.
Preference Defense Cases (multiple)
Doug excels at representing businesses and individuals who have been sued for recovery of an alleged preferential transfer or transfers under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. Because of his extensive experience prosecuting these actions from the Plaintiff’s side, Doug knows how best to defend a preference action and has been successful in settling or otherwise resolving preference actions on very favorable terms, often for 10-20% of the amount sought in the complaint.