Mark Bane

Mark Bane

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Bankruptcy Court Holds That Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Rate Replacement Notes

On August 26, 2014, in the case In re MPM Silicones, LLC, Case No. 14-22503 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (“Momentive”), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held that secured creditors could be...more

9/3/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Cramdown Interest Rates Promissory Notes Secured Creditors

Supreme Court Upholds Limited Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction Over Defendants in Fraudulent Transfer Actions; Leaves an Open Door to...

On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison, a case that tested the extent of the jurisdiction of bankruptcy court judges to decide fraudulent transfer and certain...more

6/10/2014 - Article III Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy EBIA v Arkison Executive Benefits Insurance Agency Fraudulent Conveyance SCOTUS Stern v Marshall Tortious Interference

Ninth Circuit Widens Circuit Split Over Application of State or Federal Bankruptcy Law To Determine Whether Claims of...

In an important decision for private equity sponsors and other insiders who advance loans to their businesses, on April 30, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Fitness Holdings International confirmed that...more

5/3/2013 - Debt Insider Loans Lenders Loan Documentation Loans Private Equity

Secured Lender’s Large “Makewhole” Claim Upheld By Delaware Bankruptcy Court

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware recently upheld a secured lender’s claim for a $23.5 million “makewhole” premium (the “Makewhole Claim”) over the heavily litigated objection raised by the...more

4/26/2013 - Chapter 11 Lenders Premiums

When “Loan to Own” Becomes “Own a Loan” – How a Recent Fifth Circuit Decision Rejecting the Artificial Impairment Doctrine...

Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides debtors with a number of tools to restructure comprehensively their debts and other liabilities as well as immediate protection from secured and unsecured creditors. In single...more

3/8/2013 - Artificial Impairment Chapter 11 Cramdown Foreclosure Loans

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