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As a nationally-ranked master swimmer, Harry knows the importance of setting goals and the preparation and tenacity necessary to meet those goals.
Harry approaches each matter with zeal and a fresh perspective. He can mastermind a plan and follow it through to success. He handles corporate bankruptcies and restructurings and matters in state and federal bankruptcy courts involving receiverships, mechanic’s liens, collections, foreclosures, lease defaults, and issues under the Uniform Commercial Code on behalf of both corporate debtors and creditors, including:
•Corporate Bankruptcies and Restructurings
•Official Creditors’ Committees
•Trustees in Bankruptcy
He also represents both purchasers and sellers of businesses.
when skill matters
•After successfully representing a company in bankruptcy, worked with it in resolving payments to creditors, returning it to financial stability and growth of the business.
•Represented a company in bankruptcy that had 50,000 asbestos claims, resulting in a successful settlement with all claimants and its insurance companies.
•Represented creditors’ committee in Chapter 11, convincing mezzanine lender to waive its claim to avoid litigation, resulting in a recovery to unsecured creditors.
•Represented bank in its 30 million claim against airport security firm in Chapter 11, obtaining 100% recovery of its loan.
•Represented contractor in highly-contentious dispute with bank, successfully obtaining approval of a plan of reorganization, and resulting in the company continuing operations after confirmation.
•Represented hotel chain in bankruptcy, successfully reaching confirmation of a reorganization plan over the objection of many creditors, which resulted in a significant pay-out to unsecured creditors and the company continuing operations on a reduced scale.
•Represented seller of real estate and mortgage holder against a Chapter 11 debtor, successfully working to confirm a plan of reorganization providing for significant covenants in favor of the client. As a result the seller reacquired the real estate which had significant cash flow allowing the client to recover its entire loss.
•Represented an Ohio subsidiary of a Canadian company in its Chapter 11, successfully conducting a sale of the assets to a related entity, avoiding the liquidation of the Canadian parent, and allowing the subsidiary to continue profitable operations less 3 million of debt.
distinctions + awards
•Lifetime Achievement Award - Honoree, Turnaround Management Association, Ohio Chapter (2013)
•Chambers USA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law (Band 2)
•American College of Bankruptcy - College fellow, XXIII Class (Inducted 2012)
•Best Lawyers in America - Banking and Finance Law
•Best Lawyers in America - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
•Best Lawyers in America - Bankruptcy Litigation
•Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland - Super Lawyers
•Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio - Super Lawyers
•Ohio Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
•Ohio Super Lawyers - Business Bankruptcy
•AV-Preeminent Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)
•Commercial Law League of America’s President’s Cup for Meritorious Service (2000)
•Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification
articles + presentations
•Retention Issues in Individual Chapter 11 Cases (Presenter, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 2014)
•Budgeting for the Local Master Swim Club (Presenter, U.S. Master Swimming National Convention, September 2014)
•Credit Bidding at Bankruptcy Sales: A Powerful Tool, But Not Absolute (Co-Author, ABF Journal, May/June 2014)
•Distressed Sales - Has Chapter 11 Become Let’s Make a Deal? (Panelist, William J. O’Neill Bankruptcy Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2014)
•Cracking the (Bankruptcy) Code: An In-Depth, Practice Oriented Approach to Familiar Topics (Presenter, William J. O’Neill Bankruptcy Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2012)
•This Land Isn’t Your Land (Co-Author, Commercial Law World, January/February 2012)
•Lessee Bankruptcy: Current Issues for Lessors and Lenders (Co-Presenter, Lease Enforcement Attorney Network, January 2012)
•Financial Stress and Distress - What Are Your Options? (Co-Presenter, 2011 Not-For-Profit Leadership Symposium, Ohio CPA, October 2011)
•What Do You Mean the Lessee Sold My Equipment? It’s Mine! (Co-Author, Lease Enforcement Attorney Network, July 2011)
•Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Adjunct Professor, Business Bankruptcy
•Ohio University College of Business - Visiting Professor (2015)
•Ohio Masters Swim Club - Board Member
•U.S. Masters Swim Club - Member, Finance Committee; Review Committee
•Lake Erie Local Masters Swim Club - Board Member, Chair
• August 15, 2018
Buckley King Attorneys Recognized as The Best Lawyers in America
• January 30, 2018
Buckley King Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers
• September 11, 2017
Buckley King Attorneys Again Named to The Best Lawyers in America List, 2018
•American Bankruptcy Institute
•American Bar Association
•American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights - Emeritus Director; Former Chairman
•American College of Bankruptcy
•Commercial Law League of America - Journal and Bulletin Editor; Bankruptcy Insolvency Section, Chairman; Midwest Region, Chairman; Former Board of Governors
•Turnaround Management Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - William J. O'Neill Bankruptcy Institute (2015), Co-Chair; Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Former Chair; Former Board of Directors
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