Kathleen Mary Allare is a restructuring associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She practice areas Restructuring, Creditors & Committees, Debtor Experience, International & Cross-Border Insolvency and Out-of-Court Restructurings.
American Tire Distributors, Inc. — Representing American Tire Distributors, Inc., one of the largest independent suppliers of replacement tires, in its prearranged Chapter 11 cases. The restructuring of American Tire’s approximately $2.6 billion in funded debt includes a three-year maturity extension and conversion of approximately $1.1 billion of bonds to equity. Existing equity holders are to receive 5% of the new equity, plus warrants for additional equity. The restructuring has the support of a majority of all holders of funded debt and leaves general unsecured creditors unimpaired.
Nine West Holdings, Inc. — Representing Nine West Holdings, Inc., and certain affiliates in their Chapter 11 restructuring in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. Nine West Holding is a leading designer, manufacturer, and primarily wholesale distributor of jeanswear, women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags, and footwear with approximately $1.6 billion in outstanding funded-debt obligations at the time of filing.
GST Autoleather, Inc. ― Represented GST Autoleather, Inc., a supplier of leather upholstery to nearly every major automaker, in its Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Company obtained a commitment from its senior secured lenders for a $40 million debtor-in-possession facility, the proceeds of which will be used to fund ongoing business operations while pursuing a court-supervised going concern sale. GST has operations in North America, China, South Korea, Europe, and South Africa.
Admissions & Qualifications:
- 2017, Illinois
- Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2017
- University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, M.S.B., 2014
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2012
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