Biography

Andrew Strehle represents financial institutions, hedge funds, and borrowers in the documentation, structuring and recovery of commercial loans, structured finance transactions, taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, and other complex financings.  He has appeared in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and other courts across the country.  Andrew’s experience includes structuring cross-border transactions and the representation of lenders, hedge funds and their portfolio companies in connection with problem credits and complex intercreditor relationships.  Andrew has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Banking and Finance Law.

Awards

Representation

Counsel to Ad Hoc Equityholders Committee in Ultra Petroleum Corporation’s cross-border restructuring

Counsel to Plan Sponsor in Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s restructuring.  Recognized as “Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1 billion)” at The M&A Advisor’s 11th Annual Turnaround Awards, and winner of the Turnaround Atlas Award for Cross-Border Turnaround of the Year (Large Market Segment).

Counsel to American Railcar Industries in financings totaling more than $600 million

Counsel to American Railcar Leasing in financings totaling more than $1 billion

Counsel to Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in $300 million term loan and $15 million letter of credit facility

Counsel to Term Loan Agent for $250 million in term loans in Patriot Coal bankruptcy

Counsel to Trustee and Ad Committee of Senior Secured $260 Million Bondholders in bankruptcy of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A+P Grocery Stores)

Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Minority Secured Lenders in bankruptcy of Hawker-Beechcraft, Inc.

Counsel to Carl Icahn affiliates in 2009-10 Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy case, including 9-day contested confirmation trial involving competing plans of reorganization, expert witness testimony as to value of the “Trump brand” and cramdown of $500 million of secured debt

Counsel to PSW NYC, a joint venture of Pershing Square Capital Management and Winthrop Realty Trust, for $300 million senior secured mezzanine position in Stuyvesant Town

Counsel to Ashford Hospitality Finance for $164 million junior mezzanine position in Extended Stay Hotels restructuring

Counsel to Third Lien Agent in bankruptcy of Charter Communications

Counsel to trustee and Carl Icahn affiliates in successful challenge to tender offer by Realogy Corporation, including a Delaware Chancery Court ruling that the tender offer would violate the company’s debt facilities

Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of the Cerro Negro heavy oil project in Venezuela, owned in a joint venture by ExxonMobil, BP, and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA).  Successful resolution included a tender offer in which 99.11% of bonds were sold by clients and other bondholders to PDVSA at a purchase price exceeding $500 million – equivalent to par, plus accrued interest, plus a signification premium.  Recognized as “2008 Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer magazine.

Counsel to Carl Icahn affiliates in bankruptcy restructuring of $1 billion loan to XO Communications

Counsel to lenders in the biotech and healthcare industries, including a syndicated construction loan for a 1750-unit senior living facility in Hingham (MA), a $500 million syndicated loan to Genzyme

Counsel to a high-tech company as borrower under an asset-based loan facility with then-largest-ever Eximbank guaranty

Education

Boston University – J.D., cum laude, 1994
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – B.S., 1991

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Awards and Honors
Community Involvement
Firm Activities