Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights

Luskin, Stern & Eisler primarily represents domestic and foreign banks.

We also represent international corporations, finance and leasing companies, hedge funds, landlords, trade creditors, bondholders, asset purchasers, claims traders, investors and official and unofficial committees of creditors. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has been involved in every aspect of bankruptcy proceedings. Our experience ranges from representation of large lender groups in high profile chapter 11 cases and cross-border insolvency proceedings to individual creditors and trustees in chapter 7 cases and the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.

Our recent representations include:

Financial institutions

As agents and lenders in the Miami Metals I, Inc. (f/k/a Republic Metals Refining Corp.) chapter 11 cases in New York (owner of a precious metals refinery); The Hertz Corporation chapter 11 cases in Delaware (car rental business); the Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. chapter 11 case in Rochester (pharmaceutical distributor); the Garrett Motion Inc. chapter 11 cases in New York (automotive technologies and equipment); the Mineral Park chapter 11 case in Delaware (owner and operator of copper mine); the Midway Gold chapter 11 case in Colorado (owner and operator of gold mine); the AES Eastern Energy chapter 11 cases and the Longview Power chapter 11 cases in Delaware and the Panda Hereford chapter 11 case in Dallas (owners and operators of power plants); the Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC cases in Missouri (energy); the Abeinsa Holding, Inc. cases in Delaware (energy); the Peabody Energy Corp. cases in Missouri (coal); the Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. cases in New York (commodities); the American Airlines and Republic Airlines chapter 11 cases in New York (airlines); the Primorsk chapter 11 case in New York (ship owner); the Millennium Lab chapter 11 case in Delaware (health care); and chapter 11 cases of middle market companies in a broad range of industries around the country and international companies in cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Global multimedia companies

As intellectual property licensor and licensee in the chapter 11 case of The Weinstein Company, LLC, a television and film production and distribution company; as intellectual property licensor in the chapter 11 case of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., a provider of in-flight and on-board entertainment to airlines and cruise lines; in contractual relationships in the chapter 11 cases of Relativity Media, a television and film production and distribution company, as an intellectual property licensor and member of the unsecured creditors’ committee in the chapter 11 case of THQ, Inc., a developer and publisher of video games; and as the largest unsecured creditor in the chapter 11 case of Rdio Inc., a music streaming company.

The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

in lift stay and related litigation and in connection with various contract and conflict issues.

The Chapter 11 Trustee

of Fletcher International, Ltd., a private equity/hedge fund, in the trustee’s wide-ranging investigation of the fund’s financial affairs and the successful confirmation of a liquidating chapter 11 plan.

The Chapter 11 Examiner

in the Caesar’s Entertainment chapter 11 cases, as conflicts counsel in the examiner’s investigation of certain pre-petition transactions, and preparation of his final report.

The Fee Examiner

in the Eastman Kodak chapter 11 cases in which we were responsible for reviewing and reporting to the bankruptcy court on the fee applications of over 20 professionals, the Examiner in the North General Hospital chapter 11 case in New York and the Examiner in the Nellson Nutraceutical chapter 11 case in Delaware.

A Special Committee of the Board of Directors

of a parent company in connection with the chapter 11 case of its subsidiary, which confirmed a plan of reorganization to address thousands of asbestos-related claims.