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  • Represented HEI Hotels & Resorts in its $42 million acquisition of the Westin Cleveland Downtown in a contested receivership sale
  • Represented purchaser of mixed-use Brooklyn real estate in the In re Evergreen Holdings bankruptcy case for $506 million, including the negotiation and documentation of over $20 million in bid protections with U.S. and Israeli-based creditor groups
  • Successfully resolved disputes over $15 million in secured claims in In re Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. bankruptcy cases related to mortgage perfection, Italian value-added tax guarantees and related letters of credit
  • Represented indenture trustee of $103 million of bonds in successful prepackaged chapter 11 proceeding of In re Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Represented private equity lender in obtaining $39 million judgment and imposition of receivership for the disposition of collateral, including 500+ residential units
  • Represented security agent bank in U.S.-based subsidiary proceedings, In re SmarTV Company, LLC and In re Exceptional Innovation, Inc., of related reorganization proceedings of English and Dutch affiliates in obtaining estate abandonment of collateral
  • Successfully defended efforts to impose chapter 11 plan injunction (including related appeal) brought by section 363 asset buyer against counterparties to assumed executory contracts seeking indemnification for post-assumption liabilities for pre-assumption events in In re Armstrong Energy Inc.
  • On behalf of secured lender, favorably settled extraterritorial dispute involving competing state court receivers and thereafter assisted lender with credit bid acquisition of $13 million shopping center from the local receiver
  • Represented manufacturers in automotive and aerospace industries with distressed suppliers through creative subordinate financing, access agreements, and similar accommodation mechanisms
  • Represented secured lender in the Chapter 11 proceedings of a hospital to obtain complete pay off of balances due under letters of credit issued by lender
  • Reached successful resolution and pay-off of bank debt for two distressed golf clubs
  • As first chair, obtained dismissal of landlord’s Chapter 11 cases on behalf of tenant municipality at contested trial
  • Obtained successful settlements in numerous preference and fraudulent transfer cases in various jurisdictions with minimal litigation costs
  • Utilized foreclosure process to assist charitable organization acquire land to expand facilities
  • Represented lending institutions and trade creditors in contested receivership, foreclosure, and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Assisted trade vendor clients obtain “critical vendor” status in customers’ Chapter 11 cases
  • Successfully utilized various judgment-creditor remedies, such as garnishment, creditor bills, debtor exams, foreclosure, and other remedies
  • Negotiated forbearance and other work-out solutions in various distressed commercial contexts
  • Negotiated and documented numerous instruments in lending, consignment, factoring and other financial and real estate transactions
  • “Supply Chain Solutions: Customer Accommodation,” Dayton Region Manufacturing Association, May 4, 2022
  • “Current Dynamics in Supply Chain Restructuring in the United States and Germany,” co-presenter with Holger Leichtle, Görg, TARIG annual meeting, April 28, 2022
  • “Bankruptcy Basics for Litigators,” Dayton Bar Association Inn of Court, April 13, 2021
  • “Amended Section 547(b): New Requirements, New Defenses,” Strafford Live CLE Webinars, September 1, 2020
  • “Introduction to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019,” Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, November 19, 2019
  • “Non-Consensual Third-Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans – Practical and Constitutional Questions,” Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, November 2018
  • “Franchise Terminations and Franchisor Adequate Protection in Chapter 11,” Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, November 2018
  • “Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy – the Balancing (of) Act(s): Bankruptcy Code vs. Patent Act, Copyright Act & Lanham Act,” Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, November 17, 2015
  • “Ohio’s Revised Receivership Laws,” Thompson Hine Client Learning Event, April 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in IFLR 1000, 2020-2023
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2015-2020
  • Selected as a Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree, 2017


Professional Activities

  • Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Attorney Advisory Committee (Chapter 11 Subcommittee), 2022
  • Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, member, 2007 to present; At-Large Trustee, 2017-2019
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member, 2010 to present

Community Activities

  • Dayton Society of Natural History, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; former Associate Board Member; 2015-2019
  • Bike Miami Valley, Board Member and Secretary, 2011 to present
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project – volunteer lawyer


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Miami University, B.A., 2002,

    in History and Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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