Smith, Aaron C.

Aaron C. Smith

Partner
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Aaron Smith has extensive experience representing clients in connection with corporate restructuring both in and out of court. He has advised debtors, buyers and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy sales, plans of reorganization, plans of liquidations and disclosure statements. He also represents both buyers and sellers in distressed asset sales, including a number of multibillion-dollar transactions. Aaron frequently is involved in counseling clients on the potential bankruptcy implications of strategic corporate transactions. He also serves as counsel to official committees of unsecured creditors and bondholders.

Aaron Smith has extensive experience representing clients in connection with corporate restructuring both in and out of court. He has advised debtors, buyers and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy sales, plans of reorganization, plans of liquidations and disclosure statements. He also represents both buyers and sellers in distressed asset sales, including a number of multibillion-dollar transactions. Aaron frequently is involved in counseling clients on the potential bankruptcy implications of strategic corporate transactions. He also serves as counsel to official committees of unsecured creditors and bondholders.

Some of his representative experience includes:

  • Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ‎Benevis Corp.
  • Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Yuma Energy, Inc.
  • Represents a member of the Steering Committee of the Ad Hoc Group of Subrogation Claim Holders Against Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Representing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Represented one of the largest suppliers of Takata Corporation in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented California Proton Treatment Center, LLC, as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented Device Expert, Inc., in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Mad Catz, Inc., and its affiliated debtors
  • Represented BroadRiver Asset Management L.P. as proponent of a competing plan in the Life Partners Holdings, Inc., bankruptcy case
  • Represented the acquirer of substantially all of the assets of Blue Sun St. Joe Refining LLC and its related debtors
  • Represented Superior Aviation in its attempted acquisition of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc., and its affiliated debtors
  • Represented DiamondRock Hospitality Company as senior lender in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case concerning the Allerton Hotel
  • Represented Palm Harbor Homes, Inc., as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented the plan proponent in the Whitton Corporation Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Empire Carpets in its debt restructuring
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Global Capacity Holdings
  • Represented Barcalounger Corporation as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented New Vision Television as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented the Joint Liquidators of Tri-Continental Exchange, Ltd., and affiliated entities in their Chapter 15 cases
  • Represented Orius Corp. as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented the Estate Representative of Global Crossing Ltd.
  • Represented Vanguard Airlines, Inc., as debtor’s counsel
  • Represented the Official Committee of Bondholders of Farmland Industries, Inc.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Payless Cashways, Inc.
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D.,

    with honors

    , University of Iowa College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Turnaround Management Association
    • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute