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Geoffrey Raicht is a partner in the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. He advises on all aspects of restructurings, having represented clients from nearly every perspective, including hedge funds, private equity funds, debtors, directors, official creditors committees, secured lenders, asset purchasers and distressed-debt traders.

Geoffrey has significant international experience representing debtors in cross-border proceedings, UK administrators and foreign court-appointed liquidators of offshore funds.

A thought leader in the field, Geoffrey has authored numerous articles on chapter 15 and China’s bankruptcy laws.

The Legal 500 has recognized Geoffrey 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 The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company’s chapter 11 cases

  • Distressed offshore hedge funds as U.S. counsel

  • The owner and operator of a chocolate and confections manufacturing facility in its chapter 11 case

  • A private equity fund as plan sponsor and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender to a mineral mining company

  • A private equity fund in connection with the out-of-court workout of a portfolio company

  • Foreign liquidators and administrators as U.S. counsel in various proceedings, including ancillary proceedings under chapter 15 (and former section 304)

  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 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 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 U.S.’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