Paul D. Leake

Paul Leake represents all major constituencies in restructurings, including debtors, commercial banks and bank groups, distressed investment funds, noteholder committees, official creditors' committees, unsecured creditors, and distressed investors. He focuses on U.S. and transnational business reorganizations, including chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, out-of-court restructurings, secured financings, distressed acquisitions, and investments in troubled companies in a number of industries, including retail, shipping, airlines, energy, health care, publishing, satellite communications, and real estate. Paul is head of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice.

Paul's representative out-of-court and chapter 11 debtor matters include Fresh & Easy, Georgia Gulf, Globalstar, Independence Air, Interep, Levitz, Proliance, and ProQuest. He has represented ad hoc noteholder and official unsecured creditor committees in the Cone Mills, Energy Partners Limited, Enron, General Maritime, and Kirker Enterprises restructurings and senior secured lenders and lender groups in the Bi-Lo, Calpine, Greenfield Energy Services, Meridian Automotive Systems, and Trico Marine restructurings. His major distressed M&A and creditor representations include Aurora Resurgence, Goldman Sachs, Pershing Square, and other distressed funds in a number of high-profile restructurings. [1]