Jeremy Johnson provides clients with business-oriented legal guidance addressing their financial restructuring and insolvency issues, including transactional and litigation matters. Jeremy’s financial restructuring practice focuses on representing:

  • Distressed companies requiring out-of-court corporate or debt restructuring
  • Debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases (reorganizations and liquidations)
  • Strategic and financial acquirers of distressed assets through section 363 asset sales or plans
  • Individual creditors or committees in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Borrowers and lenders in financing transactions
  • Healthy companies seeking protection from exposure to distressed entities
  • International companies seeking chapter 15 relief and creditors
  • Lenders or private equity sponsors requiring advice on borrower or portfolio companies

During his 15 years in practice, Jeremy has represented stakeholders across various industries including manufacturing, mining and metals, automotive, energy, retail and financial services. He has developed a particular concentration in distressed health care, representing:

  • For-profit and not-for-profit hospitals
  • Senior living and nursing home providers
  • Ambulatory care and other providers
  • Strategic and financial purchasers of health care assets

Jeremy also counsels purchasers utilizing "loan to own" strategies, defendants in avoidance actions (preferences, fraudulent conveyances or other matters), lenders and borrowers in distressed real estate matters, receivers, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees.

Distressed Health Care Engagements
  • Lead Counsel to EBH Topco, LLC, Elements Behavioral Health, Inc. and their affiliates in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • In re Friendship Village of Mill Creek: Representing prepetition CCRC sponsor in chapter 11 process where prepetition sponsor served as stalking horse for $53.8 million and successfully retained its prepetition interests through joint plan of reorganization using multiple bond facilities as exit financing.
  • In re Erickson Retirement Communities: Represented nation's largest developer of CCRCs and affiliated entities with over $2 billion in debt in their successful reorganization proceedings under chapter 11.
  • In re Solid Landings Behavioral Health: Represented stalking horse purchaser in chapter 11 of addiction recovery centers.
  • Represented Texas-based hospital system in wind down of ambulatory surgery center.
  • Represented investors in skilled nursing facilities in out-of-court restructuring of secured creditor obligations.
Debtor Engagements (Non Health Care)
  • In re The Original Soupman: Represented consumer packaged goods manufacturer of Seinfeld fame in chapter 11 sale of substantially all assets through a competitive auction for $6.7 million.
  • In re Alexander Gallo Holdings:  Represented a large legal services company that liquidated in chapter 11 with a sale to Bayside Capital for approximately $110 million.
  • In re TitleMax Holdings:  Counsel to $300 million consumer finance lender in strategic restructuring of secured obligations in successful chapter 11 reorganization; settlement reached in advance of “cram down” of secured lender’s position with 100% recovery to unsecured creditors.
  • In re Globe Metallurgical:  Represented the largest manufacturer of ferrosilicon and other metals in restructuring of secured obligations and obtained exit financing in successful chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Affirmative Insurance Holdings Company in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Lead counsel to Ensequence, Inc. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
Lender/Plan Sponsor Engagements
  • Represented hedge fund in multiple transactions providing financing to law firms and plaintiffs seeking potential financing.
  • Represented real estate investor who acquired prepetition secured debt and successfully confirmed lender-sponsored plan over objections of debtor, lender, taxing authorities and other creditors.
  • Represented international lending group on all phases of evaluation of restructuring risks, control of restructuring process, and security on an $800 million loan portfolio.
  • Represented secured mezzanine lenders in the restructuring of senior debt and conversion of mezzanine debt to reorganized debtor equity as plan sponsor.
  • Represented publicly owned construction company in acquisition of companies and assets as plan sponsor or bidder in several chapter 11 cases.
General Creditor Engagements
  • Represented asbestos trust sponsor in litigation strategy to investigate potential fraudulent filings.
  • Represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in approximately ten holding company bankruptcy cases, including Washington Mutual, Colonial Bank, Taylor Bean & Whitaker, Ocala Funding and Platinum Community Bank.
  • Representing several domestic and international clients regarding issues arising in Madoff and MF Global bankruptcy proceedings.
 
eAlerts Alerts
August 2018
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June 6, 2018
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Distressed Opportunities in the Midst of Healthcare Transformation: Seizing the Day
Speaker, Healthcare Dealmakers Conference
May 17, 2018
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Viewpoint: Financial Distress On the Rise With Increases Over Three Consecutive Quarters
Author, Wall Street Journal Professional
May 4, 2018
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April 2018
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Viewpoint: Distress Continues to Percolate
Author, Wall Street Journal Professional
February 8, 2018
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Increases in Distress Indices Show Disturbing Economic Trend
February 2017
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Viewpoint: Polsinelli/TrollerBK Distress Indices Show Health Care Distress Vaults Higher; General and Real Estate Distress With Slight Increases
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October 30, 2017
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Co-Presenter, ACG Global webinar
September 20, 2017
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Opportunities in Healthcare and Real Estate: The Polsinelli/TrBK Distress Indices and Seven Years of Trends
Speaker, Association for Corporate Growth-Chicago Chapter Sunrise Session
September 2017
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