Equity holder representation

Equity stakeholders face unique challenges in distress situations. Often, they wear multiple hats as directors, officers, debt holders, and/or equity holders. These positions in the business and its capital structure require a clear understanding of differing legal obligations and counseling regarding the options and potential outcomes in a restructuring. Accordingly, corporate and restructuring counsel must be prepared to address different legal perspectives in formulating effective and pragmatic strategies. Because we take a team approach to engagements, combining a full-service platform with a highly regarded restructuring practice, McDonald Hopkins often gets the call from sophisticated equity stakeholders. Our clients include private equity sponsors, venture funds, hedge funds, owners of closely-held businesses, and stakeholders of public companies. Our engagements range from defending parties in litigation to participating in new-money recapitalizations. In any matter, we never lose sight of our clients’ business goals.

  • Jason, Inc. - Represented private equity sponsor in out-of-court recapitalization and balance-sheet restructuring of leading international manufacturer of consumer, automotive, and industrial products.
  • Tekni-Plex - Represented private equity sponsor in out-of-court restructuring of major consumer and industrial packaging manufacturer.
  • Caesars Entertainment - Represented significant equity stakeholders in chapter 11 bankruptcy case. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
  • Construction Firm - Represented shareholder of Midwest-based contractor focused on industrial products in out-of-court restructuring and workout with senior lender.
  • LB Steel - Represented owner in chapter 11 bankruptcy of one of the largest processors of strip mill plate in North America. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)


David A. Agay
John E. Benko
Nisha P. Patel
M. Colette  Gibbons
Andrea  Arnold
Maria G. Carr
Ashley J. Jericho
Serena  Rabie
Kelsey M. Smith
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