Benjamin Mintz has practiced in the restructuring and bankruptcy area for more than 25 years. He 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 ad hoc lender groups, lenders, hedge funds, asset managers, administrative agents, indenture trustees and other senior secured investors as well as debtors, creditor committees, litigation/liquidation trustees, fiduciaries, equity holders, sovereigns, and other individual creditors. Mr. Mintz has experience in a variety of industries including health care, real estate, energy, airlines, travel, 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

  • Krygyz Republic in connection with chapter 11 case of Kumtor Gold.
  • Loan Core Capital as secured lender in connection with various real-estate chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Silverpeak Credit Partners as secured lender in connection with chapter 7 case of Unity Envirotech in District of Delaware.
  • Largest investors and creditors in the Zetta Jet bankruptcy case in the Central District of California.
  • 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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