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Christopher Fong



Christopher Fong is an associate in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group and is located in the firm’s New York office. He is involved in all facets of corporate reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on the representation of debtors, creditors, lenders, unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and official committees in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. I have represented clients across a variety of industries including 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 preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

Debtors

I have represented a diverse variety of debtors in various aspects of corporate restructurings. Most recently, I have represented Boston Restaurant Associates; GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Furniture Brands International, Inc.; and FairPoint Communications, Inc. as debtors in possession in their Chapter 11 cases.

Official Creditors’ Committee

I have previously represented official committees of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Cosi, Inc.; NewPage Corporation; and AbitibiBowater Inc. Recently I also represented the official victims’ committee appointed in the Chapter 11 case of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.

Unsecured Creditors and Indenture Trustees

I also frequently represent unsecured creditors, including vendors, employees 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 Energy Future Holdings Corp.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the cost of filing for insolvency increases (both domestically and abroad), creditors and debtors alike must have an exit strategy in place as early as possible. The costs of a “free-fall” bankruptcy case can quickly reduce the recoveries for all parties in interest. Whether the solution is a prepackaged plan, Section 363 sale or a debt-for-equity swap, my objective is to maximize value for clients while minimizing costs.

LRGHealthcare Files for Bankruptcy, Concord Hospital May Acquire

Business NH magazine | October 20, 2020

The following article covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

Covid Forces smarTours to Check into Ch. 11

The Deal | October 20, 2020

This story covers travel company smarTours’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, after the pandemic forced the company to suspend all tours earlier this year. The article mentions Boston partner Rick Pedone and New York City counsel Christopher Desiderio and associate Christopher Fong, all of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group, for representing smarTours.

New Hampshire Hospital Group Seeks Bankruptcy Relief

Reuters Legal | October 19, 2020

The following article covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

LRGHealthcare to Sell Assets in Ch. 11

The Deal | October 19, 2020

The following article, covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

CARES Act Expands Restructuring Options for Small Businesses

Journal of Bankruptcy Law | July 14, 2020

Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader Victor Milione, partner Rick Pedone (both in Boston), and associate Christopher Fong (in New York City), contributed this article on the key changes made to the Small Business Reorganization Act that small businesses and lenders must understand.

Fight over releases stalls Level Solar's Ch. 11 hearing

Law360 | March 03, 2020

This article mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Victor Milione in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City, who are representing two funds created by Level Solar as part of the shuttered company’s Chapter 11 plan.

Philly refinery owner fires back at Chapter 11 plan objections

Law360 | February 10, 2020

This article on the latest developments in a Delaware-based bankruptcy matter mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to the Chapter 11 plan proposed by a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

Objections to Philly refinery Chapter 11 pile up as hearing nears

Law360 | February 05, 2020

This article mentions Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone and New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy associate Chris Fong as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to a proposed Chapter 11 plan for a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

Contact

Christopher Fong

Associate

New York

Phone: 212-940-3724


Fax: 855-900-8613

St. John's University School of Law, LL.M.

St. John's University School of Law, J.D.

New York University, B.A.

New York

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