AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Bennett Silverberg has significant experience representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings. His engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including retail, automotive, education, food, manufacturing, real estate, lending, media, technology and telecommunications.

Cases on which Bennett has worked include Chapter 11 debtor representations of CIT Group, Inc., Hayes-Lemmerz International, Inc., Blue Bird Bus Company, Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc., Refco, Inc., Radio Unica Communications, Corp., VF Brands, Inc. (a/k/a Vlasic and Swanson Foods), RCN Corp., PTC Alliance Corp. and American Banknote Corp.; the official creditors' committees in the Chapter 11 cases of Chellino Crane, Inc., Constar International Holdings LLC, Boomerang Tube LLC, Corinthian Colleges Inc., Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. and CODA Automotive, Inc.; and the official equity security holders' committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Adeptus Health Inc. and KIT digital, Inc.

Representation

Represented the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 case of Adeptus Health Inc.

Represent the Ad Hoc Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 case of Adeptus Health, Inc.

Represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Chellino Crane, Inc.

Represented the Term Loan Lenders and Term Loan Agent in the Chapter 11 case of The Sports Authority.

Represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 case of Bonanza Creek Energy Corporation.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Boomerang Tube LLC.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

Represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Constar International Holdings LLC.

Represented the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 case of KIT digital, Inc.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of CODA Automotive, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented PTC Alliance Corp. and certain of its affiliates in connection with their Chapter 11 cases. Successfully obtained court approval of sale of substantially all assets of the debtors to funds managed by Black Diamond Capital Management pursuant to a credit bid over strident objections by minority lenders.

Represented Mistral Equity Partners in connection with the Chapter 11 case of its portfolio company, Orval Kent Food Co. Successfully obtained court approval of sale of substantially all assets of the debtors pursuant to a credit bid submitted by a joint venture of Mistral Equity Partners and Reser’s Fine Foods

Represented a private equity firm in connection with the disposition of its national consumer retailer portfolio company pursuant to a UCC Article 9 foreclosure sale.

Advised US and international clients regarding bankruptcy issues, including the treatment of real property leases and intellectual property licenses and cross border insolvency issues.

Represented client in connection with the acquisition of claims and other indirect interests in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) liquidation.

Education

Brooklyn Law School – J.D., cum laude, 2000
Johns Hopkins University – B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

New York
US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Publications