Overview

Craig Reimer represents institutional administrative agents, secured lenders, indenture trustees, pension funds, insurance companies, Fortune 100 companies and other creditors in all aspects of out-of-court workouts, financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, Craig has served as debtor’s counsel in a number of complex chapter 11 cases ranging involving the restructuring of billions of dollars of indebtedness. Craig also has obtained extensive experience in real estate foreclosure actions across the country, including representing secured lenders, special servicers and other stakeholders in CMBS transactions, and has substantial experience advising secured creditors in connection with exercising remedies under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Recent institutional engagements include The Royal Bank of Scotland, plc, as administrative agent for a lender syndicate that has provided more than $5.8 billion of financing to a privately owned and operated toll road system. Craig also served as one of the lead bankruptcy attorneys in ATP Oil & Gas Corp.’s multi-billion dollar chapter 11 proceeding and represents clients in several other energy cases, including Quicksilver Resources, Energy XXI and Cal Dive. Craig has represented parties in many of the largest and most complex chapter 11 cases in the country, including Caesars, Lehman Brothers, Hawker Aircraft, United Airlines, US Airways, General Motors, Kmart and Nortel. Over the years, Craig has represented the secured lenders in some of the largest real estate foreclosure cases in the Midwest and has extensive experience representing secured lenders from workouts, restructurings, foreclosures and bankruptcy proceedings involving all types of commercial real estate, including Class A office buildings, multi-use properties, hotels and golf resorts, big box, retail stores and large industrial properties.

Craig joined Mayer Brown in 1992.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Events

  • September 2014

    Protecting Landlords in Tenant Bankruptcy Cases

    CBRE Quarterly Conference

  • April 2014

    Mitigating Risks in Mezzanine and Subordinate Debt Investments

  • Summer 1998

    Corporate Restructuring Market Overview - Major Industry Trends

    First Annual Conference on Corporate Reorganizations

  • Spring 1998

    Will a Work-Out Work? Issues From the Lender's Perspective

    24th Annual Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude, Student Articles Editor, Law Journal; Dean's List; Loyola University Citation of Excellence, 1992; Williams Fellow

Tufts University, BA, magna cum laude, Executive Editor, Hemispheres, Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs; Dean's List

Admissions

  • Illinois

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Volunteer Legal Assistance Foundation
  • The Caring Place at Loyola, a Ronald McDonald House, Community Board Member
  • CYCLE Program, Tutor
  • Hospice Legal Assistance Program, Project Coordinator
  • •Northwestern University School of Law, Instructor, Introduction to Legal Learning