Davin Boldissar focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring, and commercial litigation. In bankruptcy and restructuring matters, Davin represents debtors in possession, creditors and official creditor committees, and other stakeholders. In addition, Davin is an active pro bono practitioner and has extensive experience working with nonprofits and individual clients on a wide range of matters.
Davin has resolved more than 50 separate commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes in the past ten years (since 2009). Davin represents clients in complex sale and financing transactions, as well as in negotiations and disputes concerning commercial contracts and leases. Davin also has experience resolving enforcement and permitting matters before regulatory agencies in environmental, workplace safety, oil & gas exploration, and port governance matters.
- On behalf of a Chapter 11 debtor in possession, granted emergency relief requiring performance under international offtake contract for industrial wood pellets (480,000 metric tons/yr); See In re Louisiana Pellets, Inc., Case No. 16-80162, 2016 WL 4011318 (Bankr. W.D. La. July 22, 2016)
- On behalf of a Chapter 11 post confirmation trust, satisfied 84% of total claims ($9.9 million), through officer and director liability action, asset sales, and claim resolution
- Represented seller of two separate 500,000 metric ton wood pellet manufacturing facilities and 68,000 metric ton storage facility
- Represented purchaser of bank-owned real estate and loan portfolio (>300 properties)
- Financing transactions including $84 million loan to rebuild storage facility after casualty events, and $22 million loan to restart operations at shuttered manufacturing plant
- Negotiation of supply agreements, service agreements, vessel charters, commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, and construction contracts
- Settlement of a work stoppage (forced by a port authority) for project to rebuild a 68,000 metric ton storage facility
- Reduction of $10,000/day administrative penalty from 257 days to 12 days based on force majeure
- Partner, Locke Lord LLP
- Judicial Law Clerk, Chief Justice Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court (2000 - 2001)
- Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana (2006 - 2014) and Vice Chair (2011)
- Recognized, Board Member of the Year for Louisiana Boys & Girls Clubs (2007)