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Geoffrey is a partner in the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group in the New York office. His practice focuses on debtors’ and creditors’ rights in complex Chapter 11 cases, representing debtors, directors, creditors, official creditors committees, lenders and asset purchasers in section 363 sales and receiverships. Geoffrey also represents distressed hedge funds, court-appointed liquidators of offshore funds, and structured investment vehicles.

Recent and significant bankruptcy cases in which he has represented clients include: BankUnited, A&P, Borders, Bernard L. Madoff, Lisbon Valley Mining, Advanta Corp., Chesapeake Corp., Circuit City, Eclipse Aviation, General Growth Properties, General Motors, RadLAX and River Road.

Geoffrey has been recognized by Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in his field. He served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffry H. Gallet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, from 1997 to 1999.

Key Representations:

  • One of the largest providers of home medical equipment and related products and services in the United States and its 114 subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases
  • Union welfare funds in A&P’s Chapter 11 cases 

  • U.S. counsel to distressed offshore hedge funds
  • The owner and operator of a chocolate and confections manufacturing facility in its Chapter 11 case
  • A private equity fund as plan sponsor and DIP lender to mineral mining company 
  • A private equity fund in connection with out-of-court work out of portfolio company
  • Foreign liquidators and administrators as U.S. counsel in various proceedings, including ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15 (and former section 304) 
  • The FDIC in several bank holding company Chapter 11 cases 
  • A DIP lender to Eclipse Aviation in its Chapter 11 cases 
  • Landlord interests in the Chapter 11 case of Circuit City 
  • A global producer of glass fiber material used in composites and a leading home buildings products company in its Chapter 11 case 
  • An automotive and vehicle parts manufacturer with global operations whose restructuring was accomplished under simultaneous U.S. Chapter 11 and UK administration proceedings 
  • A state actor as secured creditor and DIP lender to several New York hospital systems in Chapter 11 
  • The UK Administrators of a large multinational company as U.S. Counsel 
  • One of the nation’s leading providers of electric power and natural gas in markets restructured to permit retail competition in its Chapter 11 case 
  • The official creditors committee in the Chapter 11 cases of a leading provider of fiber-optic network communications products and services in North America 
  • The official creditors committee in the Chapter 11 cases of the leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of self-adhesive, branded, consumer decorative products