Bankruptcy and Restructuring


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.


US Airways Counsel to US Airways

Representation of US Airways, as lead restructuring counsel, in the company's second Chapter 11 reorganization and its merger with America West Airlines.

Northwest Airlines Counsel to Northwest Airlines

Representation of Northwest Airline, as special bankruptcy/labor counsel, 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 Counsel to Successful Investors and Continental Airlines

Representation of 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.

Delta Airlines, Inc. Counsel to Aircraft Lessors

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

Frontier Airlines Private equity fund Counsel to Private Equity Fund

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


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