Jeffrey M. Wolf: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jeffrey M. Wolf

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
  • Retail
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.310.6041
Fax: 617.279.8447
University Duke University, B.A., 1984
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement

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

BornJanuary 29, 1962

Jeffrey M. Wolf focuses his practice primarily on the representation of commercial banks and other nonbank financial institutions in connection with sponsored and non-sponsored asset-based, cash flow, subordinated, mezzanine, and unsecured syndicated, club, and single bank credit facilities, as well as restructurings, workouts and insolvency proceedings throughout the country and internationally. As a former Vice President and Managing Director with The Ozer Group and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners (two of the leading companies in the retail liquidation, restructuring and finance industry), Jeff managed numerous complex transactions involving the acquisition and liquidation of millions of dollars of retail inventories, owned and leased real estate and related assets, and brings broad business experience and perspective to the firm's Corporate and Business Reorganization, Banking and Finance and Financial Restructuring Practices. Jeff represents numerous commercial banks, commercial finance companies, investment funds, hedge funds and other providers of capital in lending, acquisition and investment transactions, often in the context of bankruptcies, restructurings and other distressed situations.

Areas of Concentration

•Debt financing, including asset based loans, cash flow loans, second lien, tranche-B, mezzanine and subordinated debt financings and intercreditor relationships
•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)
•Private equity and venture capital
•Retail and health care finance
•Retail, manufacturing and industrial liquidations
•Retail real estate, including lease designation rights

Awards & Recognition

•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
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Superlawyers, 2006-2015
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

10.23.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
11.07.14 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Massachusetts Supers Lawyers
06.30.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Multiple Honors at 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards
03.26.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Two M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
11.04.13 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in the 2013 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, DIP Lending: Not for Everyone Or Is It? International Banking & Corporate Finance Review, Part II, Asset-Based Lending, 2004
•Author, Numerous Factors Combine to Derail Retail Businesses, The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2002
•Co-Author, Portfolio Company Bankruptcies: Using the Process to Advantage, ViewPoint, August 2001
•Article, The Changing Face of Franchise Disclosure, The Franchise Handbook, Winter 2000
•Author, Guest Commentary: Ruling Will Set The Precedent on Security, Mass High Tech, August 2000
•Author, Tight Credit, Changing Demands Mark End of Retail Boom, Journal of Corporate Renewal, August 2002
•Author, Retail Restructuring - It's Not Just About the Inventory, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, March 1999
•Co-Author, Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions, LexMed Publishing, 1998
•Co-Author, Remedies Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Asset Based Finance Journal

•Speaker, Intercreditor Agreement Workshop, Second Lien Financing Forum, Chicago, IL, October 25, 2007
•Speaker, Strategic Research Institute's 8th Annual Loan Markets and Syndication Summit, New York, NY, June 6-7, 2005

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Representative Financing Transactions; 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 Wells Fargo Capital Finance in numerous second 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 Health Care Business Credit Corporation, FCC Health Capital Corporation and GMAC-RFC Health Capital in connection with numerous health care related financing transactions.; Representative Bankruptcy and Restructuring Matters; Represented syndicates of second lien lenders in Orchard Supply, Alco Stores, Brookstone, Tidyman's, LLC and Penn Traffic 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 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 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.

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Jeffrey M. Wolf

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