Christopher Combest practices in the firm’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Group. His practice encompasses work for creditors and debtors in a variety of insolvency situations, on secured transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and on distressed acquisitions. He represents suppliers, equipment lessors, debtors, trustees, receivers, secured and unsecured lenders, commercial landlords, equity holders, defendants in bankruptcy avoidance actions, and purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy estates. His experience includes
-Representation of chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustee in consolidated cases of Giordano’s Enterprises, Inc., and of chapter 11 debtors Renew Energy, LLC; Help at Home, Inc.; and Statewide Healthcare Services, Inc.
-Representation of federal equity receiver for insolvent investment firm Wealth Management LLC and its six investment funds.
-Representation of suppliers, customers, and lessors in bankruptcies of suppliers in automotive, electronics, and manufacturing industries and with respect to sales of bankruptcy claims.
-Representation of one of the nation’s largest food distributors in bankruptcies of franchised restaurants, including experience with the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and with the treatment of supply contracts in bankruptcy.
-Representation of commercial landlords in numerous tenant bankruptcies.
-Representation of committee of members of a chapter 11 debtor generation-and-transmission power cooperative in Louisiana.
-Representation of equity in chapter 11 case of debtor aquarium located in San Francisco; drafted plan and disclosure statement and consummated transfer of assets out of estate.