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Geoffrey Raicht

Geoffrey Raicht

Partner

Expertise

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management
  • Distressed M&A

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Haynes and Boone
New York, U.S.A.

Profile
Geoffrey Raicht is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on all aspects of restructurings including companies and their boards of directors seeking to navigate a distress situation, and hedge funds or private equity funds looking to either make a strategic investment or maximize their recovery.

Geoffrey has significant experience in cross-border matters including representing debtors, foreign investors and foreign court-appointed liquidators of offshore funds. He has also authored and published numerous articles on Chapter 15 and real estate related plan confirmation subjects.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1998

Education

J.D., City University of New York School of Law, 1997
M.P.A., New York University, 1992
B.A., New York University, 1990
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation | Chapter 11 Debtor | Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management | Distressed M&A | International | Lender Representation | Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

The Administrative Agent to large group of international commodity finance banks under $2 billion borrowing base facility.

Private Equity sponsor in connection with workout of aerospace portfolio company.

Cayman Island liquidators in connection with the out-of-court recovery of assets in the U.S.

Real Estate Investment Funds in connection with strategic advice for bankruptcy and insolvency related issues.

The owner of a major natural gas pipeline in its out-of-court workout.

One of the largest providers of home medical equipment and related products and services in the United States and its 114 subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases.

Union welfare funds in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company’s Chapter 11 cases.

Wholesale produce company in the out-of-court wind down of its business.

U.S. counsel to distressed offshore hedge funds.

U.S. counsel to a Mexican private equity fund in connection with a distress acquisition.

The owner and operator of a chocolate and confections manufacturing facility in its Chapter 11 case.

A private equity fund as plan sponsor and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender to a mineral mining company.

A private equity fund in connection with the out-of-court workout of a portfolio company.

Foreign liquidators and administrators as U.S. counsel in various proceedings, including ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15 (and former section 304).

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in several bank holding company Chapter 11 cases.

A DIP lender to Eclipse Aviation in its Chapter 11 cases.

Landlord interests in several retail Chapter 11 cases.

A global producer of glass fiber material used in composites and leading home buildings products company in its Chapter 11 case.

An automotive and vehicle parts manufacturer with global operations whose restructuring was accomplished under simultaneous U.S. Chapter 11 and UK administration proceedings.

A state actor as secured creditor and DIP lender to several New York hospital systems in Chapter 11.

U.S. counsel to the UK administrators of a large multinational company.

One of the U.S.’s leading providers of electric power and natural gas in markets restructured to permit retail competition in its Chapter 11 case.

The official creditors committee in the Chapter 11 cases of a leading provider of fiber-optic network communications products and services in North America.

The official creditors committee in the Chapter 11 cases of the leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of self-adhesive, branded, consumer decorative products.
Articles

Supreme Court Ruling on Insider Status for Cram-Down Plan Threatens Lender Protections in Real Estate Financing Structures
Haynes and Boone, March 2018

As described in our earlier client alerts, since 1993, a central tenet in the structure of senior real estate lending documentation is the prevention of what is commonly referred to as “cram down...

9th Circuit Affirms “Per Plan” Approach to Interpret “Impaired Accepting Class” for Plan Confirmation Purposes Threatening Senior Mortgage Lender Protections in Common Real Estate Financing Structures
Haynes and Boone, February 2018

As described in our earlierclient alert, dated September 13, 2016, under certain specific circumstances, section 1129 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) permits a bankruptcy court to confirm a Chapter 11 plan and rewrite the terms of a debt instrument (including mortgage debt or mezzanine debt), including the interest, amortization, and maturity...

The Fifth Circuit is Asked to Consider the Validity of the "Golden Share"
Haynes and Boone, February 2018

As we described in our client alert dated September 14, 2016, in the aftermath of the real estate downturn from 1989 to 1993, when real estate mortgage lenders began to contemplate making new mortgage loans, they sought to create new legal structures to prevent their prospective borrowers from filing for Chapter 11, and to ameliorate the adverse consequences, if such a filing were to occur. One such structure is a device commonly referred to as the “Golden Share...

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