Douglas S. Mintz is a partner and co-chair of the Business Reorganization Group. His practice focuses principally on the representation of creditors in financial restructurings, including secured and unsecured lenders, ad hoc committees of noteholders, equity sponsors and distressed investors.

Doug is Chambers rated for Restructuring and rated in Legal 500 for Municipal Restructurings. Doug has deep experience advising on public finance, energy, commodities and technology restructurings. He was previously a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he co-led the firm’s hedge fund client initiative, representing private investment funds in a variety of public finance and energy situations. He advised groups of funds in numerous distressed situations, among many other types of matters. In addition, he played a key role in building out Orrick’s ability to service borrowers in workouts and in bankruptcy. Doug and his family created the Morris and Annette Mintz Scholarship, which awards scholarships to first-generation immigrants attending the University of Maryland at College Park. He also served on the Board of the University of Maryland Alumni Association for four years.

Representations

Ocean Rig, an offshore drilling company in the restructuring, through Cayman schemes and Chapter 15, of approximately $4 billion in secured and unsecured debt.

Renco Group in the appeal of fraudulent transfer litigation in the Magnesium Corp. bankruptcy.

Co-counsel to equity holders of PG&E.

Counsel to holders of subrogation claims against California utilities.

A significant hedge fund investor in the potential restructuring of a large investor-owned utility.

Wells Fargo in the restructuring of Chesapeake Energy Company’s secured debt.

A partner in multiple distressed power projects.

Debtors’ counsel in the restructuring of Mirant and LyondellBasell.

Infrastructure and Shipping

Borrower's counsel to biofuel plant in Oregon.

Issuer's counsel to distressed agrifiber plant in California.

Borrower's counsel in the out-of-court restructuring of debt for a water desalinization plant in Texas.

Borrower's counsel in an owner of out-patient surgical centers in Texas and the Southwest.

Borrower's counsel to 5G spectrum leasing company

Lenders’ and Agent’s counsel in the restructuring and bankruptcy of Indiana Toll Road.

Lenders’ counsel in the bankruptcy of Eagle Bulk Shipping.

Counsel to Credit Agricole in the Genco bankruptcy.

Counsel to the borrower in the restructuring of Pocahontas Parkway toll road.

Finance

Counsel to the DRA Parties in Puerto Rico's Title III and related cases (advising and litigating with respect to more than $20 BN in claims against multiple Puerto Rico entities).

Bondholders in the restructuring of Puerto Rico, including as co-counsel to the COFINA Senior Bondholders' Coalition.

Counsel to distressed investors analyzing the workout and bankruptcy of opioid manufacturers.

The Borrower in the potential workout of a tribal gaming finance facility.

Bidders for the DIP loan and bondholders in the restructuring and Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Detroit.

Bondholders in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama.

Bondholders of the Chicago Board of Education and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Technology

Counsel to DIP Lenders in NS8 Inc. bankruptcy

Coalition of Intelsat Jackson Senior Noteholders in Intelsat Chapter 11 cases.

Bondholders in multiple distressed TMT companies.

Counsel to petitioning creditor of Yieldbot, in involuntary Chapter 11.

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors' Committee of ActiveCare, Inc.

Lily Robotics, Inc., in its Chapter 11 case.

Borrower in the restructuring of a telecommunications company.

Lenders in the bankruptcy of Contec Holdings, Ltd.

Commercial and Retail

Counsel to Senior Lenders in AAC Holdings, Inc.

Counsel to Whitebox in the Caesars chapter 11 cases, including in the litigation of a claims transfer.

Bidders for certain assets of Toys “R” Us and Gibson Guitars.

Landlords and hedge funds in multiple recent retail bankruptcies.

Collateral Agent in an industrial restructuring.

Borrower in a hospital services company.

Lenders in multiple real estate restructurings and bankruptcies.

Carl Icahn in the Blockbuster bankruptcy.

United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of GM, Chrysler and CIT Group and the workout of other TARP investments.

Publications

Ultra Petroleum Bankruptcy Court Allows Make-Whole Premium and Postpetition Interest at Contractual Default Rate,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 22, 2021

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA 
  • Lawdragon
  • The Legal 500 US

Prior Experience

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP