Jeffrey M. Wolf

Jeffrey M. Wolf

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Jeffrey M. Wolf is a member of the Firm's Corporate and Restructuring & Bankruptcy groups focusing his practice primarily on middle market financing transactions and restructuring matters, including the representation of commercial banks, other nonbank financial institutions, second lien and mezzanine lenders, funds and family offices in connection with all types of financing transactions, workouts and restructuring matters, as well as representing sponsor-backed and non-sponsor-backed borrowers in their credit relationships. Jeff has represented lenders in credit facilities and restructurings throughout the U.S. and internationally. Jeff is a former principal with The Ozer Group and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, two of the leading companies in the retail liquidation, restructuring and retail finance industry. In his prior roles, Jeff managed numerous complex transactions involving the acquisition and liquidation of hundreds of millions of dollars of retail inventories, owned and leased real estate and related assets. Jeff brings his broad business experience and perspective to his active financial and restructuring practices.

Concentrations

  • Debt financing, including asset based loans, cash flow loans, second lien, "tranche-B", mezzanine and subordinated debt financings
  • Intercreditor relationships, including Agreements Among Lenders (AALs)
  • Business and debt restructuring and workouts, in and out of court
  • Bankruptcy (debtor and creditor side representations)
  • Distressed asset acquisitions (in and outside of insolvency proceedings)
  • Acquisition finance
  • Retail finance
  • Retail, manufacturing and industrial liquidations
  • Retail real estate, including lease designation rights
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Administrative Agent with respect to a $225,000,000 syndicated secured credit facility in favor of a leading aircraft engine and component part leasing company and distributor.
  • Represented a hedge fund in a $110 million cross-border acquisition financing for a portfolio of U.S., European and Asian machine tooling businesses.
  • Represented leading finance company in a $50,000,000 asset based credit facility for a cell phone and accessory distributor.
  • Represented Wells Fargo Capital Finance in numerous second lien and split lien credit facilities.
  • Represented the lender in a $75 million structured finance transaction to a special purpose subsidiary of a major hedge fund providing financing for the acquisition of distressed credit card and bankruptcy receivables.
  • Represented GB Merchant Partners, LLC in connection with a $40 million real estate based credit facility for Quaker Fabrics, Inc. and subsequent debtor-in-possession financing.
  • Represented Salus Capital Partners, LLC in numerous asset based credit facilities to retailers, manufacturers and distributors.
  • Representation of the Administrative Agent and a syndicate of lenders and participants in the workout and restructuring of aggregate $500 million of loans to a major timeshare developer, involving multiple timeshare receivables facilities, acquisition and development facilities and construction facilities.
  • Represented syndicates of second lien lenders in Orchard Supply, Alco Stores, Brookstone, Tidyman's, LLC, Penn Traffic and Gordman's bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented the pre-petition and debtor-in-possession lenders in the Anna's Linens, Frederick's of Hollywood, Brodkey's, HMX, Room Stores, Domain Furniture, Gracious Home, and Hampshire Group bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the Factory 2-U Stores, American Business Financial Services, Dan River and Sportsman’s Warehouse Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Representation of bidders and liquidating agents in numerous retail liquidation cases, including Sharper Image, Liquidation Outlet, Levitz, Spiegel, Golf America, Wayland Golf, Alpha Omega, Fortunoff, Kaufman's, Tower Records, London Fog, Mervyn's, Storehouse, Scotty's and Winn Dixie.
  • Represented Ultimate Resort, LLC in connection with the purchase of the assets of Complete Retreats, LLC d/b/a Tanner & Haley out of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and related senior and mezzanine financing transactions.
  • Represented Vesta Modular, LLC in connection with the purchase of the assets of M Space, Inc. out of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented numerous private equity funds in connection with financing matters for private equity investments, including single and multi-tranche acquisition financings, working capital financings, sponsor credit and credit enhancement facilities, workouts and debt restructurings.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2019 
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards, "Sec. 363 Sale of the Year (Over $100MM to $250MM)" for the Section 363 sale of Eastern Outfitters, 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Retail Services Turnaround of the Year," for the Frederick’s of Hollywood Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and acquisition by Authentic Brands Group, 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, "Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Between $10MM to $25MM)” for the Acquisition of Frederick's of Hollywood by Authentic Brands Group, 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer Goods Turnaround of the Year” for the Orchard Supply Hardware Stores sale to Lowes," Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $100 million to $1 billion)," for the Chapter 11 reorganization of HMX, LLC, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Sec. 363 Sale of the Year (Over $100mm to $1 Billion)," for the 363 Bankruptcy Sale of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Association for Corporate Growth, Commercial Finance Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association, International Board of Directors, 2006-2009

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., Duke University
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York