Bankruptcy Litigation and Counseling

Our attorneys have experience representing debtors, their directors and officers, secured and unsecured creditors, and equity holders in a wide range of bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related matters, including bankruptcy proceedings, post-bankruptcy plan litigation, complex commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, fraud claims, adversary proceedings, avoidance actions, asset purchases, insolvency proceedings, clawback actions, fraudulent conveyance claims, and the negotiated resolution of other bankruptcy-related claims. We have represented public and private companies, financial institutions, funds, and individuals, as well as entities structured through offshore jurisdictions, in proceedings across the United States, United Kingdom, and other international jurisdictions. We regularly advise companies on how to limit their counterparty bankruptcy risk.

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Represent Hulk Hogan in bankruptcies of Gawker and its founder.

Represent brokerage firm in defending fraudulent conveyance claims brought by victims of fraudster who transferred funds to brokerage account.

Represented family member in adversary proceedings brought by trustee in highly-publicized Ponzi scheme.

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Jeffrey M Bronheim spoke to Bloomberg about weaknesses surrounding collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jumana Rahman spoke to Law360 about the British government’s emergency loan scheme for companies affected by the nationwide lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jumana commented on some of the potential problems facing banks that increase loan approvals for businesses that could ultimately fail.

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its corporate offering with the appointment of Graeme Bell as Partner and Head of Private Equity in the firm’s London office. Graeme will advise clients on cross-border private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, often acting for U.S. clients.

Daniel H Tabak is quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding client, Hulk Hogan, and the sale of Gawker.com to Bustle owner Bryan Goldberg.  Dan led Hogan's legal team in the Gawker bankruptcy, which resulted in a settlement entitling Hogan to $31 million plus 45% of the proceeds of the Gawker.com sale.  The gossip news site filed for bankruptcy in June 2016  after a Florida jury awarded Hogan $140 million in his invasion of privacy suit.

Photo: Hulk Hogan and Daniel H Tabak

Defunct gossip website Gawker will soon start paying $20 million it owes to shareholders — including founder Nick Denton — court proceedings revealed Wednesday. This action follows a jury's decision last March to award Hulk Hogan $140 million in his invasion of privacy suit against Gawker. C&G's Daniel H Tabak was counsel for Mr. Hogan during these proceedings. 

Daniel H Tabak led Hulk Hogan's legal team in the Gawker bankruptcy which resulted in Hogan's $31 million settlement with Gawker. The gossip news site filed for bankruptcy in June of 2016 after a Florida jury awarded Hogan $140 million in his invasion of privacy suit.

Daniel H Tabak is leading the team representing Hulk Hogan in the bankruptcy case against Gawker and Nick Denton. The following news outlets provided coverage:

Gawker Media chief Nick Denton will likely be forced to file for personal bankruptcy after a New York judge on denied the company’s request to temporarily shield him from Hulk Hogan’s $140 million sex tape judgment.  Dan Tabak is leading the team representing Hogan in the bankruptcy. 

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to establish a narrow interpretation of “actual fraud” in determining whether debts can be discharged through bankruptcy, overturning the Fifth Circuit and endorsing a broader view of a provision that bars parties from shedding debts obtained under false pretenses. In this article, Dan Tabak along with other top attorneys from across the city tell Law360 why the Husky International Electronics Inc. v. Ritz decision is significant.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations and individuals do not have an absolute right to immediately appeal the rejection of a bankruptcy plan. C&G Partner, Daniel H Tabak, speaks to Law360 about why the decision is significant.

In this C&G client alert, John W Gibson and Charlotte Ritchie outline the new UK Insolvency Practice Directions that are in place as a result of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Daniel H Tabak and Lauren J Salamon discuss the first case addressing force majeure in the context of government-ordered closures to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Jumana Rahman, Dawda Jawara, and Charlotte Ritchie consider the position of the UK borrower who defaults on debt due to COVID-19.