合伙人

Louis S. Chiappetta

重组, 银行及金融, 雇佣及福利

"An outstanding attorney with strategic vision and charisma."

Chambers USA 2023

概览

Louis S. Chiappetta is the Lead of the Global Restructuring Debtor practice and a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago and New York offices. Louis is considered an industry leader with respect to representing both debtor and creditor clients in complex US and non-US reorganizations in both in and out-of-court restructurings—particularly those including balance sheet, multi-national, environmental, labor, and mass tort litigation issues throughout a wide variety of industries, including alternative investment, construction, pharmaceuticals, energy, automotive, manufacturing, grocery, telecommunications, entertainment, health care, and shipping.

执业经验

Debtor/Company Representations

  • Wolverine Fuels, LLC, the nation’s largest bituminous coal producers, on the successful out-of-court cross-border debt and off-take contracts restructurings resulting in more than $3 billion in projected increased revenue over the life of the various off-take.
  • GWG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, a publicly-traded life settlements and alternative investments company, as lead debtors’ counsel in their plan confirmation and successful emergence from Chapter 11 resolving more than $2.1 billion in debt. This restructuring was awarded “Restructuring of the Year ($1B to $5B)” at the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2023.
  • An agricultural company in the successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $800 million USD in unsecured debt, consisting of covenant relief amendments, the granting of collateral and obtaining consent from the lenders to raise up to $250 million of superpriority first lien debt.
  • School Specialty, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services to the Pre-K- 12th grade market in the U.S. and Canada, in its successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $300 million of debt and consensual sale of substantially all of its assets to an entity formed by TCW Asset Management Company, LLC, Cerberus Capital Management, and Lantern Capital Partners.
  • The board of directors of Macy’s, Inc., a publicly traded retailer with sales of $24.6 billion, in connection with a new $3 billion ABL facility and $1.3 billion secured bond issuance. This restructuring was awarded “Restructuring and Insolvency Deal of the Year” at the IFLR1000 United States Awards 2021.

表彰

  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2022 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Illinois
  • Named as a Rising Star Partner in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 United States 2023 and a Rising Star in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 United States 2022
  • Named to Leadership Greater Chicago's (LGC) 2022 Signature Fellows Program
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 and 2023 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Restructuring counsel to the Board of Directors of Macy’s, Inc. in connection with a new $3 billion ABS facility and $1.3 secured bond issuance, which won “Restructuring and Insolvency Deal of the Year” at the IFLR1000 United States Awards 2021.
  • Named one of Crain's Chicago Business’ 2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law
  • Named as one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine in 2018 and 2019
  • Named as a Top Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019
  • Recipient of the 2014 Crystal Apple Award for Education
  • 2009 Veterans Pro Bono Service Award
  • William Hennessy Award Nominee (2001-08)

教育背景

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
  • 西北大学, BS
  • Saint Xavier University, MA magna cum laude

执业资格

  • 伊利诺伊州
  • 纽约州

专业及社区参与

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Golden Apple Foundation, a charitable organization focused on recognizing, recruiting and training teachers in schools in need in Illinois.
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
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