is pleased to announce that Ira S. Greene has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Department in New York City. Greene has more than 35 years of experience in business restructuring, bankruptcy law and commercial finance. He comes to Edwards Wildman from Hogan Lovells, where he was a partner in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency group in New York City.
Greene represents purchasers and structures transactions for the purchase of businesses and assets in Chapter 11 cases and secured party sales under the Uniform Commercial Code. He has represented creditors’ committees and served as chairperson of creditors’ committees and litigation trusts in Chapter 11 cases and non-judicial debt workouts. He has represented debtors in Chapter 11 cases and debt workouts in a wide range of industries. He has advised clients and participated in cross-border insolvency cases, and has lectured on this topic. Greene has served as trustee in more than 1,000 cases under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and under the prior law, the Bankruptcy Act.
Greene also represents holders and purchasers of distressed real estate assets and loans in real property workouts and consensual and non-consensual Chapter 11 cases. He has represented credit card companies and processors in many bankruptcy cases.
“Ira has an enviable blend of business reorganization, bankruptcy law and commercial finance experience both domestically and in cross-border cases and transactions,” said David J. Fischer, partner and chair of the Restructuring & Insolvency Department at Edwards Wildman. “That, combined with his ability to utilize his talents across a wide variety of industry sectors, including real estate and financial institutions, makes him a great asset to the firm.”
Edwards Wildman’s Restructuring & Insolvency Department has broad experience in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border proceedings, and other distressed situations. The firm’s attorneys regularly advise premier financial institutions, institutional investors, debt investors, finance companies, insurers and sureties to enforce creditors’ rights and to achieve strategic goals in the context of structured transactions, commercial litigation, loan workout, debt restructurings, and bankruptcy. The core strengths of Edwards Wildman’s restructuring and insolvency practice include corporate trust and bondholder representations; investments in distressed businesses, private equity and venture capital; restructurings, debtor-in-possession loans and exit financings; and cross-border insolvencies.