Benjamin Mintz has extensive transactional and litigation experience and has played active roles in many high-profile restructuring matters. Mr. Mintz's transaction experience is broad-based and includes the negotiating and drafting of complex asset purchase agreements, loan agreements, investment agreements, subordination and intercreditor agreements, factoring agreements, and reorganization plans. He has also been actively involved in litigation matters throughout the country, including bankruptcy courts, federal district courts, state courts, and appellate courts.

Mr. Mintz's clients include bank groups, lenders, hedge funds, asset managers, and other senior secured investors as well as debtors, creditor committees, fiduciaries, equity holders, and other creditors. Mr. Mintz has experience in a variety of industries including health care, energy, real estate, retail, financial, gaming, manufacturing, entertainment, telecommunications, and apparel. Mr. Mintz also has extensive experience in distressed M&A, having represented both buyers and sellers in complex distressed acquisition transactions, involving operating assets, financial assets and real estate.

Experience

  • Republic of Colombia in the Southern District of New York bankruptcy case of Avianca Airlines.
  • DZ Bank, in connection with its receivables purchase facility, with respect to Pyxus International Inc., one of the world's largest tobacco suppliers, Chapter 11 prepackaged bankruptcy case.
  • Equity Security Holders in the Southern District of New York bankruptcy of Lakeland Tours, LLC (WorldStrides Travel).
  • Wilmington Trust, National Association, as second lien agent, with respect to the CCAA proceeding in Quebec and ancillary U.S. chapter 15 case in the District of Delaware of Cirque du Soleil, a Montreal-based entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world.
  • Steering committee of first-lien noteholders to Techniplas LLC, a leading automotive component manufacturer, in connection with the company's Chapter 11 filing and ultimate successful sale of core assets for $110 million to the group.
  • Ad hoc group of term lenders to Libbey Inc., one of the world's largest table glass and stemware manufacturers, which filed Chapter 11 in the District of Delaware.
  • AT&T, in connection with its substantial fire victim claim, with respect to the Northern District of California bankruptcy case of PG&E Corporation, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States.
  • Tiffany & Company in the Southern District of New York bankruptcy case of Republic Metals and in related litigation regarding the disputed ownership of refined metals.

Recognition

Healthcare Deal of the Year, Champion's Awards
Awarded by ACG New York (2014)
Pro Bono Publico Award for Affirmative Litigation
Received from the Legal Aid Society (2010)
Thurgood Marshall Award
Awarded by The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Death Penalty Work

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 1995, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1992-1995
  • BA, Cornell University, 1992
Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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