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Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Airline

During the past 25 years we have played a significant role in nearly every major airline bankruptcy or restructuring, including US Airways, TWA, Northwest, United, Continental, Delta, and many others. In these airline bankruptcy cases, we have represented debtors, major creditors, suppliers, investors, and other parties.

Experience

US Airways Chapter 11 reorganization and merger

Acted as lead restructuring counsel in the company's second Chapter 11 reorganization and its merger with America West Airlines.

Northwest Airlines Chapter 11 reorganization

Acted as special counsel to the debtors in successful Chapter 11 proceedings, including Section 1113 litigation and a precedent-setting appeal to the Second Circuit concerning a bankruptcy court's ability to enjoin a strike following implementation of Section 1113 relief.

Continental Airlines Bankruptcy and litigation

Represented successful investors in Continental Airlines, and represented Continental Airlines in connection with confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization and post-confirmation proceedings. Also represented Continental Airlines in other bankruptcy and litigation matters.

Aircraft lessors In re Delta Airlines, Inc.

Obtained Second Circuit victory in the Delta Airlines Chapter 11 case that upheld tax indemnity claims of leveraged lease owner participants.

Private equity fund Frontier Airlines

Advised a private equity fund in connection with potential DIP financing and equity investment in Frontier Airlines.

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