Jeffrey M. Wolf, a corporate transactional attorney, is also experienced in financing, bankruptcy and restructuring matters and working with distressed companies and assets. As the 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 & Financial Restructuring Practices. Jeff represents numerous funds, finance companies and other providers of capital in lending, acquisition and private equity transactions.
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
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Association for Corporate Growth, Commercial Finance Association
· Member, Bid4Assets.com, Board of Advisors
· Member, Turnaround Management Association, International Board of Directors, 2006-2009
- Editorial Advisors Board, The Journal of Corporate Renewal
- Member of TMA Conference and International Committees
Awards & Recognition
· 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, 2006-2012
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
Representative Financing Transactions
· Represented Silver Point Finance in a $110 million cross-border acquisition financing for a portfolio of U.S., European and Asian machine tooling businesses.
· 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 First Niagra Commercial Finance, Inc. (formerly known as NewAlliance Commercial Finance) in numerous asset based credit facilities to retailers, manufacturers and distributors.
· Representation of Textron Financial 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 Matters
· Represented syndicates of second lien lenders in Tidyman's, LLC and Penn Traffic bankruptcy cases.
· Represented the pre-petition and debtor-in-possession lender in the Domain Furniture and 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.
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· 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: Toysmart.com 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