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Mayer Brown

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Frederick Hyman

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Mayer Brown

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Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency.


Rick Hyman focuses his practice on bankruptcies and reorganizations. He primarily represents institutional creditors and lending groups in connection with their exposure in large and middle-market credit facilities. Rick has represented clients such as Bank of America, Bank of New York, CIBC and other large banks and finance companies in many complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Rick has extensive experience representing creditors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies, in matters such as the recent Chapter 11 cases of Lehman Brothers, Inc. and its affiliated debtors, Parking Company of America, Sentinel Management Group, Inc., Sea Containers Ltd. and Custom Foods, Inc. In addition, he has had a significant role in the restructurings and reorganizations of Sterling Equities and affiliates, KLLM, Inc., IMG Worldwide, Inc., PSC Scanning, Inc., Applied Graphics, Inc., American Skiing Company, Interim Healthcare, Inc. and many other major organizations. Rick also has experience representing debtors and recently represented True Temper in its successful pre-packaged bankruptcy case. He leads Mayer Brown’s distressed debt trading practice and often represents secondary market purchasers in connection with legal and documentary due diligence. He frequently represents stalking-horse and other bidders in connection with the acquisition of distressed assets, both in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. Rick also has experience representing various debtors-in-possession and Chapter 11 trustees.


University of Vermont, BA, 1989 cum laude; Hofstra University, JD, 1992 with Distinction.

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Knowledgeable in both corporate trust theory and practice as well as litigation strategy and execution’, Mayer Brown is largely known for representing international banks as creditors and investors in distressed companies. New York-based Frederick Hyman led a team advising Malayan Banking Berhad as creditors in the cross-border Chapter 11 proceedings of China Fisheries Group. In the bankruptcy case of Peabody Energy Corporation the team advised PNC Bank and PNC Capital Markets on the asset-backed DIP financing facility. Brian Trust in New York heads the group which also includes Sean Scott and the ‘tough and knowledgeable’ Matthew Wargin; both are based in Chicago.

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