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Bracewell LLP

CITYPLACE I, 34TH FLOOR, 185 ASYLUM STREET, HARTFORD, CT 06103-3458, USA
Tel:
Work +1 860 947 9000
Fax:
Fax +1 800 404 3970
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com

Kurt Mayr

Tel:
Work +1.860.256.8534
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com/people/kurt-mayr
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Financial Restructuring

Position

Kurt was named by Turnaround & Workouts as one of only 12 outstanding young restructuring partners in the U.S. Additionally, he has been named a leading practitioner in the newest edition of the Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. He has represented a wide range of parties in domestic and international restructuring/insolvency matters, including creditors, debtors, acquirers and other interested parties in transactions both out-of-court and under court supervision. Kurt's practice focuses upon representing ad hoc and official creditor committees and groups in connection with out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, his practice has involved representing domestic and foreign debtors and complex commercial/insolvency litigation and trials.

Career

Serves as managing partner of the firm's Connecticut office.

Education

J.D., summa cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 1998; B.A., University of Vermont, 1994


United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Bracewell LLP has a focus on mandates within the energy and maritime industries and is noted too for international restructurings. The firm has a strong bankruptcy litigation practice, which aids its ability to handle issues arising from Chapter 11 cases, including fraudulent transfer, fiduciary duty and valuation disputes. Connecticut-based Kurt Mayr leads the team, which also includes Jason Cohen in Houston, who focuses on corporate financial restructuring, debtor representation and creditors' rights; and recently promoted partner Mark Dendinger, who works out of the Connecticut office. Recent work for the team includes acting for independent energy company Venoco, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2017; the matter involved advising the client on abandoning or quitclaiming onshore and offshore oil and gas assets pursuant to litigation in the Delaware bankruptcy courts, and in reaching a full and final settlement agreement. The firm obtained a confirmation order from the bankruptcy court in May 2018, approving its liquidation plan. In another highlight, the team represented Platinum Equity in an out-of-court financial restructuring of more than $500m of funded debt obligations of its portfolio company, Transworld Systems; the restructuring, which was completed in May 2018, reduced Transworld’s debt by more than $460m and raised $40m of new equity capital.

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