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Eric J. Howe

Eric Howe concentrates his practice on debt restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and related litigation. He advises businesses, investors, committees, indenture trustees, and other parties in complex restructuring transactions, both in and out of court.

Concentrations

  • Corporate restructurings and bankruptcy
  • Corporate trust
  • Health care/senior living restructuring
  • Agribusiness restructuring

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Represented Shale Support Holdings, a frac sand supplier, with respect to all facets of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, including confirmation of a debt-for-equity plan of reorganization.
  • Represented a sporting good manufacturer with respect to its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Represented a private equity-owned direct sales jewelry company offering necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with respect to its out-of-court restructuring.°
  • Represented a large apparel company with respect to all facets of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, including the sale of substantially all of its assets through a 363 sale process.°
  • Represented a private equity company as owner and subordinated lender with respect to the restructuring of term and revolving credit facilities of its portfolio company.°
  • Represented one of the largest shipping companies in Denmark with respect to its out-of-court restructuring.°
  • Represented an Indian Tribe with respect to the restructuring of its $150 million of senior notes pursuant to an exchange that was consummated pursuant to a trust instruction proceeding in Minnesota state court.°
  • Represented the creditors' committee and the post-confirmation liquidation trust in The Antioch Company, LLC's Chapter 11 case, which resulted in 50 percent recoveries for general unsecured creditors.°
  • Represented the indenture trustee of $325 million senior secured notes in Chapter 11 proceedings of oil and natural gas exploration and production company, successfully litigating a dispute related to a make-whole premium, and assisting the exchange of the notes for substantially all of the equity in the reorganized issuer.°
  • Represented the indenture trustee with respect to the settlement of claims related to second lien notes issued by the River Rock Entertainment Authority, an instrumentality of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. The settlement was approved pursuant to a trust instruction proceeding filed in Minnesota.°
  • Represented the indenture trustee of $200 million of second-lien notes in the cross-border (U.S. and Canada) insolvency proceedings of Indalex Holdings Finance, Inc. and its affiliates, including with respect to a settlement between the indenture trustee and the Chapter 7 trustee of Indalex’s bankruptcy estates, which settlement was approved pursuant to a trust instruction proceeding in Minnesota state court.°
  • Represented the trustee for the University of Puerto Rico’s deferred compensation plans in connection with the ongoing Puerto Rico restructuring, including litigation as to the solvency of such plans.°
  • Represented the indenture trustee of $300 million senior secured notes in CCAA (Canadian Bankruptcy) proceedings and Chapter 15 proceedings in the U.S. of Lone Pine Resources, an oil and gas exploration company.°
  • Represented the indenture trustee for $53 million revenue bonds used to finance the construction of a biomass power plant in Texas. Holders of the bonds directed the trustee to loan additional funds to the borrower and to enter into a forbearance agreement to allow the company sufficient time to complete the project and apply for a cash grant from the United States Department of Treasury under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Led a marketing effort that resulted in a foreclosure sale, pursuant to a state court foreclosure process, of the power plant and related assets.°
  • Represent the landlord in the Chapter 11 cases of PNW Healthcare Holdings, LLC.
  • Represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Senior Care Centers, LLC.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Hospital Acquisition, LLC (aka LifeCare Holdings, LLC).
  • Represented a senior housing operator with respect to multiple acquisitions of distressed senior housing facilities.°
  • Represented a grain-trading company in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of more than $200 million in term and revolving credit facilities.°
  • Represented a senior secured lender in connection with the restructuring of a large turkey producer’s credit facility.°
  • Represented a senior secured lender in connection with the restructuring of a large cotton seed cooperative’s credit facility.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Howe prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Member, Hero Committee, Still Kickin 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Member, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2005
  • B.S., Justice Systems, Truman State University, 2002
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois