Brian E. Greer

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Brian E. Greer

Partner

New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3536 | +1 212 698 3599

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Brian E. Greer has substantial experience in complex out-of-court and in-court restructuring matters. His practice focuses on the representation of domestic and foreign debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, ad-hoc creditors’ committees, equity sponsors, senior management, financial advisors, and purchasers, sellers, and lenders in distressed M&A transactions.

Mr. Greer led the team awarded the 2014 Global Finance Deal of the Year Grand Prize by The American Lawyer for its representation of Standard Chartered Bank as secured creditor under two murabaha facilities totaling approximately US$100 million, extended to Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c.), a Bahraini Shari’ah –compliant investment bank whose Chapter 11 cases involving the restructuring of in excess of US$1.3 billion in Shari’ah compliant debt were pending in the Southern District of New York. This restructuring involved the first ever successful Chapter 11 restructuring of a Middle Eastern financial institution.

Mr. Greer is recognized as a 2018 Rising Star for restructuring and insolvency by the IFLR1000.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of a public healthcarecompany with over 500 facilities and revenue in excess of US$1 billion in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Representation of US Shale Solutions, Inc. in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Representation of an IT consulting company in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Representation of Wells Fargo, as special servicer, to Toys "R" Us, Inc. with servicing claims of approximately US$500 million.
  • Representation of the Ad Hoc Noteholder Group in connection with the restructuring of Global A&T Electronics Ltd and its affiliates.
  • Representation of the Ad Hoc Noteholder Group in connection with the restructuring of Modular Space Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Representation of Carl Marks Management Company, LLC, Marblegate Asset Management, LLC, and BOKF, NA in connection with the restructuring of Logan’s Roadhouse and its affiliates.
  • Representation of the Ad Hoc Holders of First Lien Notes of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Bank of Oklahoma as trustee under the Momentive first lien indenture, in connection with a Chapter 11 restructuring of Momentive and certain of its affiliates in all aspects of the bankruptcy, including in initial restructuring negotiations, bankruptcy litigation and appeals. The notes owed to the first lien holders totalled US$1.1 billion.
  • Global counsel to Arclin US Holdings Inc., Arclin Canada Ltd., and their affiliates which manufacture adhesive resins and overlay products utilized in construction, furniture, industrial and automotive applications, in connection with the restructuring of US$235 million in total funded secured debt and the Chapter 11 cases of Arclin US Holdings Inc. and its domestic subsidiaries.
  • Representation of the outside directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. in connection with Lehman’s Chapter 11 cases. At the time of its Chapter 11 filing, Lehman’s consolidated assets totaled approximately US$639 billion, and its consolidated liabilities totaled approximately US$613 billion. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Stony Brook University, B.A., 1995, Psi Chi National Honor Society
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1998, Research Editor of the Hofstra Law Review
Admissions
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships

Committee Member, Bankruptcy Remote Entities, Bankruptcy-Proofing and Public Policy Advisory Committee for the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study Chapter 11 Reform