Matt Barr is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Barr has extensive experience leading representations of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, private equity funds, acquirers of assets, hedge funds and other institutions acquiring controlling positions in financially distressed companies, and other major stakeholders in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings both in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Barr’s engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including retail, telecommunication, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, energy, oil and gas, automotive, apparel, manufacturing, project finance and shipping.
He has drawn upon his broad experience to develop and advise clients on practical solutions and build the consensus required to implement these solutions. Mr. Barr’s experience includes advising:
- Counsel to Fieldwood Energy, a Gulf of Mexico offshore energy exploration and production company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases.
- Counsel to Southeastern Grocers, LLC (Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie/ Fresco y Más/Harveys Supermarkets) in connection with its chapter 11 cases.
- Counsel to Angelica Corporation, a leading healthcare linen and medical laundry servicer, in its chapter 11 case and related asset sale to KKR.
- Counsel to publicly listed healthcare company in connection with its potential restructuring efforts.
- Counsel to international renewal energy company in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
- Counsel to power company in connection with potential restructuring efforts.
- Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (and bondholders prepetition) in the chapter 11 cases of Winn-Dixie, one of the largest supermarket chains in the southern U.S.
- Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (and bondholders prepetition) in the chapter 11 cases of Charys Holding Company, a remediation and construction company.
- Counsel to an ad hoc group of bondholders in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Quebecor, Inc., an integrated communications companies in the industry.
- Boston University (B.S.)
- New York Law School (J.D.)
- US Court of Appeals 2nd Cir.
- New York State
- Southern District New York
- Eastern District New York
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