CHICAGO (June 30, 2014) – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received multiple honors at Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards on June 24, 2014 in Chicago. According to the Global M&A Network website, the Turnaround Atlas Awards exclusively honor top performances from the distressed M&A, restructuring, reorganization and turnaround communities worldwide.
The firm received the following awards:
- “Cross Border Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year” award for its role in the AgFeed Industries sale of assets to Ningbo Tech Bank, TriOak Foods and Smithfield/Murphy
- “Media & Entertainment Turnaround of the Year” award for its role in the reorganization of FriendFinder Networks Inc.
- “Consumer Goods Turnaround of the Year” award for the Orchard Supply Hardware Stores sale to Lowes
In addition, Keith J. Shapiro, co-chair of the Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring practice, received the “Industry Turnaround Leadership Award. ” According to Global M&A Network, it is the only industry award to recognize range of leadership qualities and contributions made to restructure, grow and advance the company and specific markets/industries.
The transaction team that worked on the AgFeed Industries sale of assets was led by Nancy A. Peterman. The team included Paul T. Fox, Paul K. Morton, Kevin P. Ray, Sandra G. M. Selzer and Rebecca D. Rosenthal.
The transaction team for the restructuring of FriendFinder Networks Inc. was led by Nancy A. Mitchell. The team included David D. Cleary, Dennis A. Meloro, Matthew L. Hinker and Paul T. Martin. The restructuring also won a “Deal of Year” award at the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards on June 19, 2014.
The transaction team for the Orchard Supply Hardware Stores sale to Lowes was led by Jeffrey M. Wolf.
About the Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales as well as cross-border proceedings. We offer clients a broad multidisciplinary approach supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings and bankruptcies of our time.