Evan Hollander, an Of Counsel in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Restructuring group.

He has over 25 years of experience representing debtors, creditors and directors in a wide range of complex restructuring matters – both in and out of court – with a particular emphasis on U.S. restructurings, ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code and dual plenary proceedings in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.

Evan advises debtors, secured lenders, equipment lessors, bondholders, indenture trustees and acquirers, among others, on all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency transactions. He provides comprehensive counsel to parties interested in acquiring assets of troubled companies, and structuring commercial transactions to reduce or eliminate risk. In addition to his extensive experience in U.S.-based restructuring matters, involving both U.S. domestic corporations and as well as foreign corporations seeking relief in the U.S., Evan has advised clients on numerous foreign and multi-national restructuring matters.

An active member of the American Bankruptcy Law Institute, Evan routinely speaks and writes on key topics in financial restructuring and insolvency law.

  • Debtor Representations (U.S. Restructurings)

    • Environmental Systems Products Holdings, Inc., a multinational emissions testing and equipment manufacturer, in an out-of-court restructuring in excess of US$600 million institutional debt obligations of the company.
    • International Wireless Communications Holdings, Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Delaware.
    • Camelot Music Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Delaware.

    Debtor Representations (Ancillary Proceedings)

    • The foreign representative of JSC BTA Bank in Chapter 15 proceedings in the Southern District of New York ancillary to plenary bankruptcy proceedings in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    • The foreign representative of JSC Alliance Bank in Chapter 15 proceedings in the Southern District of New York ancillary to plenary bankruptcy proceedings in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    • Wind Hellas in Chapter 15 proceedings in the District of Delaware ancillary to plenary bankruptcy proceedings in England.

    Secured Creditors (U.S. Restructurings)

    • BNY Western Trust as Indenture Trustee in connection with the restructuring of in excess of US$3.6 billion of First and Refunding Mortgage Bonds of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
    • The Export Credit Bank of Brazil in connection with the restructuring of in excess of US$1.7 billion of purchase money loans to American Airlines secured by 216 Embraer regional jets.
    • Numerous aircraft finance parties in the Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines bankruptcy cases.
    • Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Administrative Agent in the restructuring of two credit facilities secured by sixteen Boeing 747 freighter aircraft operated by Atlas Air, Inc.
    • The senior secured lenders of The Resort at Summerlin, L.P., the owner and operator of the Regent Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas, NV.
    • The senior secured lenders of InaCom Corp. in the company's liquidating Chapter 11 case.

    Secured Creditors (Dual Plenary Proceedings in U.S. and Foreign Jurisdictions)

    • The senior secured lenders of Philip Services, Inc. in the US/Canadian restructuring of the integrated metals recovery and industrial services company pursuant to Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Canadian Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act.

    Other

    • Retained by Arthur J. Gonzalez (Former Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York) to supervise research and assist in the preparation of an expert opinion to the Tel Aviv District Court regarding the classification of claims under section 1122 of the bankruptcy code .

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