New York – August 6, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that its Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice was received top honors, receiving the award for Special Situation M&A of the Year (Middle Markets) for its work representing the Creditors Committee in the Chapter 11 reorganization and sale of Blockbuster, Inc.
The award was presented at a gala dinner held in Chicago on June 26, which recognizes outstanding performances from the distressed M&A, restructuring and reorganization communities.
The Cooley team advising the creditor's committee of Blockbuster Inc. was led by partners Jay Indyke, Cathy Hershcopf, and Richard Kanowitz and included associate Seth Van Aalten.
The award builds on the successes of recent years: last year, Cooley received the "Consumer Goods & Services Turnaround of the Year" award at Turnaround Atlas Awards, for its representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation (d/b/a Pizzeria Uno).
Cooley's Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice has extensive experience representing creditors and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings. The attorneys have handled matters throughout the U.S. and abroad for the full-spectrum of participants in bankruptcy and restructuring cases and across a wide array of industries—including retail, electronics, food and beverage, cleantech, technology, multimedia, apparel, energy, sporting goods, real estate, telecommunications, airlines, home furnishings, biotechnology, health care, and multi-national financial conglomerates.
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