Chris Giaimo’s practice focuses on financial restructuring and workout proceedings on behalf of financially distressed companies or their creditors, including representation of debtors, creditors and investors. He represents a vast number of clients in the enforcement of a broad spectrum of creditors’ rights in secured, unsecured, public or private, taxable and tax-exempt debt, through the representation of lenders, investor syndicates, individual creditors and official committees in Chapter 11 cases. In addition, he represents investors seeking to acquire distressed debt and assets of bankrupt and insolvent business ventures. Chris also represents the contractual interest of publicly traded companies in bankruptcy proceedings.
Chris also has extensive experience representing debtors, including the restructuring of large companies through the Chapter 11 process or conducting the orderly liquidation and comprehensive asset sales for small to multimillion-dollar companies, with a constant view toward balancing the maximization of recoveries for creditors with the protection of the debtor’s rights. His practice further includes the representation of trustees and receivers of distressed companies and their assets.
Chris’s representations include, or have included, the following:
Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors
Creditors and Trustees
Debtors in Possession
Investors and Contract Parties
Chris is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Corporation, Finance & Securities Law Section of the Washington, D.C., Bar Association.
4/18/2013 - Always Be Prepared: Forecasting a Business Partner's Financial Problems and How to Prepare
3/13/2013 - Giaimo and Kessler Examine Section 506 in ABI Real Estate Committee Newsletter
9/4/2012 - Giaimo and Kessler Discuss Reimbursement of Legal Fees in Certain Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal