Ryan Preston Dahl is a partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department. Mr. Dahl has extensive experience representing publicly- and privately-held debtors, distressed investors, and financial sponsors in special situations, out-of-court restructurings and distressed acquisitions, and in-court chapter 11 processes through prepackaged, prearranged, and traditional restructurings.
His practice also includes a broad range of transactional and litigation matters across a number of industries including technology, retail, media, gaming, manufacturing, professional services and financial services. Mr. Dahl’s experience includes advising:
- The NORDAM Group, Inc., a leading aerospace manufacturing and repair company, in their pending chapter 11 cases.
- Claire’s Inc., one of the nation’s largest retailers with more than 4,000 owned and franchised locations globally, in its prearranged restructuring efforts related to more than $2 billion in funded debt.
- Vine Alternative Investments in conjunction with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, a global entertainment company.
- Horsehead Holding Corp. (n/k/a American Zinc Recycling), a U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of metals-bearing waste, in its chapter 11 restructuring.
- Ad Hoc Group of first lien creditors in the prearranged chapter 11 cases of Altegrity, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, involving the restructuring of approximately $1.8 billion in funded debt.
- The Special Committee of the Board of Managers of Revstone Industries, LLC, et al. in connection with their restructuring.
- Neff Corp., one of the leading equipment rental companies in the United States, in its prearranged chapter 11 restructuring involving approximately $600 million in indebtedness.
- Hines Horticulture, Inc., one of the largest commercial nursery operations in North America, and its wholly-owned subsidiary in their chapter 11 cases.
Mr. Dahl regularly speaks on a variety of restructuring, corporate governance, and ethics-related topics at institutions and organizations including the University of Michigan Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the Insolvency Institute of Canada, and the International Bar Association. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the International Bar Association.
Mr. Dahl received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was elected Order of the Coif.
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