NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its nationally renowned Restructuring & Reorganization practice group with the addition of partner David Meyer, who advises clients in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings.
Meyer, who joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis, will reside in V&E's New York office.
"David is a very talented partner who will enhance our capabilities to assist clients in their restructuring efforts," said V&E Chairman Mark Kelly. "His passion for exceptional client service, and his experience in the bankruptcy courts, will be a great asset and we are excited to have him join us."
Meyer's expansive restructuring experience includes representing debtors, creditors, equity holders and investors in Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and special situation investments and acquisitions.
"Vinson & Elkins offered a unique platform for me to leverage the firm's stellar reputation in the energy industry and beyond with my restructuring experience and create excellent opportunities to foster new client relationships and further develop my existing practice," Meyer said.
Meyer has advised clients in a wide array of industries, including the aerospace, energy, health care, telecommunications, media, real estate, hospitality, gaming, food and beverage, publishing and manufacturing sectors. He regularly advises regarding fiduciary duties, restructuring strategies and considerations, Chapter 11 reorganization, negotiating and structuring financings and other commercial transactions.
Some of Meyer's recent matters include representing restaurant chain Sbarro in connection with its prepackaged Chapter 11 cases; the Houston Astros in connection with the involuntary Chapter 11 case commenced against the Houston Regional Sports Network; and Patriot Coal Corporation in connection with its Chapter 11 cases.
"We have worked closely with David over the past few years, both as co-counsel and across the table, and he has consistently impressed us with his practice skills and professionalism," said Bill Wallander, head of V&E's Restructuring & Reorganization practice. "David's emphasis on debtor and complex financing work is a great fit for our growing restructuring practice."
V&E's Restructuring & Reorganization practice represents Fortune 100 and 500 companies, major foreign companies and financial institutions. The practice group is recognized by Chambers USA 2015 among the nation's leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring practices "as a key player in nationwide and international restructuring proceedings, regularly acting for distressed companies, secured lenders and trustees in Chapter 11 cases."
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