Creditors' Committees

News & Insights

31 Oct Insight

Freeborn & Peters LLP Selected as Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Empire Die Casting Co., Inc. (“Empire Die”)

On October 30, 2013, Freeborn & Peters was unanimously selected as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Empire Die Casting Co., Inc. (“Empire Die”) in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Empire Die provides precision aluminum and zinc cast parts to a wide variety of customer specifications.
Freeborn Peters Alerts (PDF)

Representative Matters

  • Represented Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in In re Duke & King Acquisition, Inc. (Bankr. D. Minn.)

  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Schwab Industries, Inc., et al. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio).

  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Trinsic, Inc. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.).

  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Giordano’s Enterprises, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.).

  • Currently representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of New Energy Corp., the owner and operator of a 100 million gallon ethanol plant located in South Bend, Indiana. Represented the Committee through a competitive sale and auction process for the debtor pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and currently formulating a joint plan of liquidation with the debtor to maximize recoveries for general unsecured creditors.

  • Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of RWJ Management Co. and its affiliated debtor entities, which own and operate ten BP-branded motor fuel and convenience store facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area with annual revenues exceeding $125,000,000 in the aggregate.  Freeborn is currently working with the debtors’ senior secured lender to file a joint plan that contemplates the creation of a trust for the benefit of unsecured creditors and the reorganization of the debtors’ business that will be owned and operated by new management.

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of broom purveyor Harper Brush Works and successfully facilitated the sale of Harper's operating assets to Cequent Consumer Products during the course of Harper's chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.  For more information, please see: "Freeborn Helps Facilitate Sale of Harper Brush Works Operating Assets".

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Wagstaff Minnesota, Inc. and worked closely with counsel to Wagstaff to maximize the value of general unsecured claims, including asset sales, investigating the security interests of Wagstaff’s secured creditors and efforts to avoid the potentially devastating impact of certain agreements between Wagstaff and KFC.

  • Currently representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of PRM Family Holding Company, LLC (“PRM”), a regional grocer located in Arizona with eleven supermarkets located in four Southwestern states.  Freeborn & Peters is working with PRM to analyze and vet the numerous PACA claims filed in the case and with PRM, its lenders and other parties-in-interest in developing a sale or restructuring strategy that will maximize estate value for general unsecured creditors.

  • Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of R.T. Midwest Holdings, Inc., and assisted in the effective implementation of a sale-leaseback transaction that would allow the debtors to downsize and shed its real estate assets and secured indebtedness.  Despite the secured lender’s undersecured position, Freeborn was able to secure a meaningful distribution for general unsecured creditors.

  • Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Triad Group, Inc., and is working collectively with the debtor on strategies to address these litigation claims, maximize estate value for creditors and revive Triad’s now shuttered business operations.

  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.).

  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Orius Corp., et al. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.).

  • Represented chapter 7 trustee of Knight-Celotex, LLC, an $80 million building supply manufacturer, in its liquidation proceedings before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Represented participants in significant asset sales in numerous chapter 11 cases, including In re Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Bankr. E.D. Va.); In re Quebecor World (USA) Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.); and In re Verso Technologies, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.).