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Kathryn Coleman Partner New York P: (212) 837-6447 F: (212) 299-6447 firstname.lastname@example.org Areas of Concentration Practice Areas Corporate Reorganization and Kathryn A. (Katie) Coleman, a partner in Hughes, Hubbard & Reed’s Bankruptcy New York office, is a member of the Corporate Reorganization Group, with hands-on experience in all aspects of restructuring, both in and out of court. Ms Coleman has represented chapter 11 debtors in Education Information possession, creditors' committees, secured lenders' groups, University of California at Berkeley, J.D., acquirers of distressed assets in and out of bankruptcy court, and 1983 equity stakeholders in connection with troubled investments and Pomona College, B.A., 1980 portfolio companies. Bar Admissions The industries with which Ms. Coleman has had significant California involvement include newspapers, home products, forest products, District of Columbia retail, restaurants, hotels, metals, distribution, energy (both oil and New York gas and wind), regulated utilities, manufacturing, real estate, office products, construction, new media, telecommunications, professional services, technology, agribusiness, and banking. Ms. Coleman frequently speaks on bankruptcy law and distressed investing, participating in programs sponsored by Practising Law Institute, the American Bankruptcy Institute, California Continuing Education of the Bar, the American Bar Association, the Pacific Bankruptcy Law Institute, the Western Mountains Bankruptcy Law Institute, and the Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute. Ms. Coleman was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times, and she is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading restructuring lawyer. Ms. Coleman was also designated a leading lawyer in bankruptcy in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and her expertise in cross-border insolvency was noted in the ILFR 500 for 2009 and in PLC’s Cross-Border Insolvency Handbook for 2009-2010. Ms. Coleman graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College. She earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (U.C. Berkeley), Kathryn Coleman Partner 2 where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She served as Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review and is the author of “Arnel Development Co. v City of Costa Mesa : Rezoning by Initiative and Landowners Due Process Rights,” 70 Calif. Law Rev. 1107 (1982). Ms. Coleman clerked for the Honorable C. Martin Pence, U.S. District Judge for the District of Hawaii. Court Admissions s United States Supreme Court s United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit s United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit s United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York s United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California s United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas s State of California s State of New York s District of Columbia Professional Activities s Ms. Coleman is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). She serves on the Women's Committee of the New York chapter of TMA. s Ms. Coleman is co-chair of the Complex Financial Restructuring Program to be presented as part of the 2009 Southwestern Bankruptcy Institute in Reno, Nevada in September 2009. s She has served on the California State Bar's Uniform Commercial Code Committee, and has been a member of the San Francisco chapter of the Women's President's Organization. Highlighted Matters Chapter 11 Debtors s Affiliated Media, Inc.: Lead restructuring counsel in prepackaged bankruptcy of second-largest newspaper company in the U.S. Achieved acceptance of prepackaged plan Kathryn Coleman Partner 3 by virtually all creditors, and confirmation of plan in 41 days. s International Chemicals Company: Ms. Coleman was co-lead restructuring counsel to a European-based chemicals company in its restructuring negotiations and developed a strategy involving a chapter 11 filing in the United States and related insolvency proceedings in Europe. s The Scotia Pacific Company LLC: Ms. Coleman served as lead chapter 11 counsel to Scotia Pacific in its highly contentious chapter 11 case, which was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Corpus Christi Division). The Scotia Pacific case is remarkable for the number of issues that were fully litigated, including venue, use of cash collateral, Scotia Pacific’s alleged status as a single-asset real estate debtor, exclusivity, valuation, cramdown standards, administrative claims, and a stay pending appeal. Ms. Coleman and her team defeated the noteholders’ attempt to have Scotia Pacific declared a “single asset real estate debtor,” and obtained an affirmance of the trial-level decision at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in one of the first cases to be directly certified to the Circuit Court of Appeals from the bankruptcy court. The opinion, which is the only Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the issue so far, is reported at 508 F.3d 214 (5th Cir. 2007). The multi-week contested confirmation trial in the Scotia Pacific case initially involved five competing plans of reorganization, cramdown standards, and valuation of Scotia Pacific’s assets. The confirmation of the plan for Scotia Pacific and its related debtors has also been appealed and certified to the Fifth Circuit.Hoop Holdings LLC (The Disney Store): Hoop operated several hundred Disney Stores in the United States and Canada. Ms Coleman led a restructuring team in Hoop Holdings’ prenegotiated chapter 11 case, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. s Scotia Pacific's chapter 11 filing followed two years of negotiations between Scotia Pacific and its secured noteholders, during which Ms. Coleman led a team in formulating proposed restructuring plans and negotiating with the noteholders over the terms of the proposed restructuring, retention and payment of advisers and trading restrictions during the negotiation period. s Hoop Holdings LLC (The Disney Store): Hoop operated several hundred Disney Stores in the United States and Canada. Ms Coleman led a restructuring team in Hoop Holdings’ prenegotiated chapter 11 case, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. s Nextcard: Ms. Coleman was lead chapter 11 counsel to Nextcard, one of the first Internet-only banks. Nextcard's bankruptcy case was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. s Solutia, Inc.: In Solutia's chapter 11 case filed in the U.S. Kathryn Coleman Partner 4 Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Ms. Coleman led the team responsible for negotiating, documenting, and obtaining approval (over others' objections) for both the initial debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing and the highly unusual replacement DIP loan. Prior to the filing, Ms. Coleman also led the team of finance lawyers that successfully relied on a sui generis "desecuritization" provision in the loan documentation to restructure Solutia's bank debt. The desecuritization was challenged, and upheld, in Solutia's subsequent bankruptcy case. Creditors, Creditor Groups, Distributors And Sureties s Legacy Estates: Ms. Coleman represented Wilson Daniels, Ltd., one of the country’s largest wine distributors, in its capacity as the exclusive marketing agent and distributor of the Arrowood, Freemark Abbey and Byron wine brands for the brands’ owner, Legacy Estates, a chapter 11 debtor. Ms. Coleman and her team implemented a strategy that led to full payment of Wilson Daniels’ claims and ensuring that Wilson Daniels has a continuing relationship with the brands’ acquirer, Kendall Jackson Wine Estates Ltd. s Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (Citibank): The law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison incurred over $120 million in secured debt to Citibank. Ms. Coleman led the legal team, first in restructuring Brobeck's obligations to the bank, and then in dealing with the multiple issues arising out of Brobeck's dissolution and the transfer of many of its partners to other law firms. Ultimately, Brobeck commenced a chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Citibank was paid in full. s Pacific Gas & Electric (Merrill Lynch): Ms. Coleman represented Merrill Lynch in connection with its service as a member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in PG&E's chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Coleman also structured, negotiated, and obtained court approval for an agreement that allowed Merrill Lynch to continue to trade in PG&E's securities during its service on the Committee. s Diamond Brands, Inc. (Secured Bank Lenders): Following an extensive renegotiation of its obligations to its lenders, Diamond Brands, a manufacturer of toothpicks and plastic cutlery, filed a chapter 11 case in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Ms. Coleman represented the banks during both pre- and postpetition phases of this matter. s Lyon's Restaurants: Lyon's, a chain of family restaurants, commenced a chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California with the intention of quickly consummating a prenegotiated sale to its bank lender, which would have yielded no distribution to Lyon's' unsecured Kathryn Coleman Partner 5 creditors. Ms. Coleman represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in litigation which ultimately resulted in the unsecured creditors receiving over twenty cents on the dollar. s Insilco (Secured Bank Lenders): Insilco, a sixties-tyle conglomerate, filed a chapter 11 case in San Antonio Texas. Ms. Coleman represented the secured bank group which received payment in full. s Marina International Properties, Ltd. (Bank of Montreal): Bank of Montreal proposed a creditors' plan of reorganization for this entity, which owned and operated several hotels in the Los Angeles area. s Penrod/Placid (The Hunt Brothers): Ms. Coleman represented a secured creditor with claims against both Placid, an oil company, and Penrod, a drilling company both of which were owned by the then-influential Hunt brothers in Texas. s Out-of-Court Workouts: In addition to the above publicly disclosable matters, Ms. Coleman led the legal team in negotiating and documenting numerous out-of-court workouts, representing both borrowers and lenders for borrowers in industries including real estate development, office products, retail, and agriculture. Ms Coleman structured and negotiated innovative intercreditor arrangements and U.K. ringfencing schemes in the context of some of these transactions. Acquirers s Atrium Corporation: Represented existing equity holder in acquiring ownership of reorganized chapter 11 debtor via "new value" plan of reorganization. The debtor and its affiliates manufacture residential windows and patio doors. s Nortel Networks Inc.: Ms. Coleman represented a bidder for Nortel's enterprise solutions business involving operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. s Kenetech (U.S. Windpower): Ms. Coleman represented ESI, an affiliate of Florida Power & Light, in its successful bid for the assets of Kenetech, a large windpower company. s Windkraft: ESI also bought the assets of Windkraft, a provider of wind energy, and in that connection proposed a plan of reorganization for Windkraft. s Barneys New York: Ms. Coleman represented Saks Fifth Avenue in connection with its efforts to purchase Barneys New York. Surety Kathryn Coleman Partner 6 s Ms. Coleman represented Industrial Indemnity, a suretyship company, in connection with its claims against numerous chapter 11 debtors, including Seattle-based Marine Power and San Francisco construction company Guy F. Atkinson. Highlighted Publications Recent Speaking Engagements s American Bankruptcy Institute, Complex Financial Restructuring Program, Co-Chair and Speaker, Lake Tahoe, California, September 2009 s “The Basics of Bankruptcy Reorganization,” American Bankruptcy Institute, New York, New York, May 2009 s Operating and Financing the Chapter 11 Debtor,” Basics of Bankruptcy Reorganization, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, December 2008. s “Soliciting Votes and Obtaining Approval of Disclosure Statements,” Basics of Bankruptcy Reorganization Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, December 2008. s “The Basics of Bankruptcy for Law Clerks,” American Bankruptcy Institute, New York, October 2008. s Complex Financial Restructuring Program, American Bankruptcy Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2008. s “Nuts and Bolts for Young Practitioners,” American Bankruptcy Institute, New York, May 2008. s “Distressed Debt Investing,” Merrill Lynch Emerging Investment Strategies/Women's Leadership Council, Kiawah Island, SC, May 2008. s “DIP Financing and Post-Filing Operations,” Understanding The Basics of Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, November 2007. s “Plans of Reorganization and Disclosure Statements,” Understanding The Basics of Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, November 2007. Publications s “Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy 2005,” 28 California Bankruptcy Journal 3 (2006). s “Selling an Operating Business in Bankruptcy,” 33 UCC Law Journal 387 (2001). s “Unexpected Allies: The Bankruptcy Judge and Debtor’s Kathryn Coleman Partner 7 Counsel,” 112 The Banking Law Journal (1995).