Levenfeld Helps Resolve Bankruptcy Case on Behalf of Unsecured Creditors

CHICAGO--()--Levenfeld Pearlstein’s bankruptcy group has proven that Chapter 11 matters can be resolved quickly and efficiently for both secured and unsecured creditors.

Hartford Computer Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection last December so it could sell its assets. Less than a year later, a judge last week approved a joint liquidation plan formulated by the company and its creditors, said LP partner Jonathan Friedland, lead counsel for the committee of unsecured creditors.

Under federal bankruptcy law, the $35 million in cash proceeds from the April sale would go to Hartford Computer’s senior secured creditor, hedge fund Delaware Street Capital unless Delaware Street agreed to carve out a recovery for unsecured creditors, or unless unsecured creditors could prove why Delaware Street’s liens should be invalidated or its claims subordinated.

LP conducted an investigation of Delaware Street Capital on behalf of unsecured creditors. The investigation laid the groundwork for negotiations that led to the hedge fund striking a deal to net unsecured creditors up to 50 cents on the dollar.

Peter Kravitz, chairman of the unsecured creditors Committee, who helped negotiate the deal, said Friedland “ran a diligent investigation, balanced competing interests flawlessly, and got a contested plan confirmed that really works for unsecured creditors.”

The Debtor was represented in the case by KMZ Rosenman; Delaware Street was represented by Jenner & Block; and certain shareholders were represented by Winston & Strawn. Each of these firms showed the “utmost professionalism in the case,” according to Friedland.

About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC:

Recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the nation's most innovative mid-sized law firms, Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides Unusually Good legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of corporate, real estate and litigation matters. The firm possesses the resources and depth to manage the most complex matters, ensuring that the needs of all clients are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Levenfeld Pearlstein's world-class attorneys work with clients to understand the full impact of the law on their business and proactively address their legal issues so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best.

Contacts

Levenfeld Pearlstein
Andrea Crews, 312-476-7545

Release Summary

Hartford Computer Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection so it could sell its assets. Less than a year later, a judge approved a joint liquidation plan formulated by the company and its creditors.

Sharing

Contacts

Levenfeld Pearlstein
Andrea Crews, 312-476-7545