Christopher Fong is counsel in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group and is located in the firm’s New York office. He is involved in all facets of domestic and international corporate reorganizations, workouts and out-of-court restructurings.
My practice primarily focuses on the representation of debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and official committees in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, receiverships, state court proceedings and out-of-court workouts. I have also represented liquidators and foreign representatives in Chapter 15 cases to recover assets in the United States.
I have represented clients across a variety of industries including fintech (cryptocurrency), energy, retail, health care, telecommunications and manufacturing. I also represent clients in bankruptcy litigation, both as plaintiffs and defendants, across a wide variety of matters including avoidance and fraudulent transfer actions.
My practice also includes representing purchasers seeking to acquire distressed assets out of bankruptcy cases.
I have represented a diverse variety of debtors in various aspects of corporate restructurings. Most recently, I have represented smarTours, LLC, Boston Restaurant Associates; GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Furniture Brands International, Inc.; and FairPoint Communications, Inc. as debtors in possession in their Chapter 11 cases.
I have previously represented official committees of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Cosi, Inc.; NewPage Corporation; and AbitibiBowater Inc. I also represented the official victims’ committee appointed in the Chapter 11 case of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.
I also frequently represent unsecured creditors, including vendors and landlords in a variety of restructurings, both in court and out of court. In addition, my practice also includes the representation of indenture trustees, including, most recently, in the Chapter 11 case of Hertz and Energy Future Holdings Corp.
As the cost of filing for Chapter 11 increases (both domestically and abroad), the use of non-bankruptcy alternatives such as receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors become more valuable and cost-efficient tools. These tools are likely to become more popular alternatives to Chapter 11 as bankruptcy costs become prohibitively expensive.
This article covers US Bank and Wells Fargo asking the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to reverse a December 2021 ruling in the Hertz Corp. Chapter 11 case that dismissed the banks’ claims for make-whole premiums on a series of unsecured notes that totaled $2.7 billion. The article mentions NP for representing US Bank in the case. Boston Corporate partner and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring team leader Rick Pedone appeared on behalf of US Bank. The NP team also includes Boston Complex Disputes partner George Skelly, New York City Corporate counsel Chris Fong, Boston Corporate associate Jack Murray, and Boston Global Finance senior counsel Rob Coughlin, who leads the client relationship in the matter.
New York University, B.A.
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
St. John's University School of Law, LLM
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