Douglas S. Mintz

Of Counsel
Restructuring

Doug Mintz, an of counsel in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Restructuring Group. Mr. Mintz has deep experience representing secured lenders, debtors and official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, and focuses on Chapter 9 bankruptcies (including municipal bankruptcies), real estate restructurings, DIP financings, asset sales, and financials, derivatives and safe harbors. Chambers USA recently called him “a shining star for his technical skill in grasping all the business issues and conducting an amazing amount of analysis in a small frame of time.” Mr. Mintz is also recognized by Legal 500 for his work in both Municipal Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring.

Mr. Mintz specializes in the following:

  • Municipal bankruptcies and restructurings: Mr. Mintz has represented bondholders in several Chapter 9 bankruptcies including the City of Detroit and Jefferson County, Alabama, and has consulted with several municipalities regarding their financial concerns. Mr. Mintz is also advising a number of investors regarding the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s finances.
  • Lender representations: Mr. Mintz has represented the agents and lenders in numerous high-profile matters including representing Chrysler, General Motors, Contec, Target Media, LandSource and Station Casinos.
  • Financials, derivatives and safe harbors: Mr. Mintz has developed extensive knowledge regarding the close out of safe harbored derivatives such as swaps, repos and securities contracts. He has also helped structure many bankruptcy remote entities.
  • DIP financings: Mr. Mintz has played a key role in some of the largest DIP financings in recent years, such as the General Motors (US$33.3 billion), Lyondell Chemical Company (US$8 billion) and Chrysler (US$4.9 billion). Mr. Mintz also represented potential lenders in the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Asset sales: Mr. Mintz helped develop strategic sale concepts which were executed in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. He also played a lead role in asset sales such as Blockbuster, Extended Stay and Station Casinos, among others.

Mr. Mintz also represents clients outside of the restructuring context. He recently represented a private equity fund in its purchase of a shipping and logistics company and is currently representing an infrastructure developer in the development of several projects.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Mintz was special counsel at Cadwalader, where he was best known for his representation of the United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of both General Motors and Chrysler (M&A Advisor’s Magnus Deal of the Year). Treasury also retained Mr. Mintz in the restructuring of several financial institutions.

Douglas Mintz
Admitted In
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court Admissions
United States District Courts
  • District of Columbia
  • Southern District of New York

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Maryland, 1995
Honors
  • Chambers USA Lawyer Rankings, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring – District of Columbia

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