Rick is a member of the Financial Industry Group. Rick has extensive experience in a variety of areas including the representation of: lenders and borrowers in connection with the negotiation, structuring, and documentation of complex commercial loans and related transactions; borrowers and lenders in out-of-court workouts and related restructurings; public and private companies as chapter 11 debtors-in-possession; buyers of property in bankruptcy cases and other insolvency situations; official committees in chapter 11 cases; secured creditors and lessors in bankruptcy cases; turnaround and other consulting firms in bankruptcy and insolvency matters; contractors in bankruptcy and insolvency related matters; and trustees and receivers. He also provides clients with advice in connection with the structuring of complex transactions involving structured financing and securitizations.
His experience spans numerous industries and niches including health care, food, real estate development, music, construction, gaming, heavy manufacturing and distribution. His practice is national in scope and, accordingly, he has extensive litigation experience in bankruptcy courts throughout the country.
Rick solves or litigates even the most difficult controversies and problems where necessary, and brings common, business sense to his clients to facilitate the ultimate resolution of legal matters in an extraordinarily effective and efficient manner. He represents clients in all aspects of financing transactions, and insolvency cases and proceedings. Rick’s wide range of experience enables him to formulate effective litigation strategies, to assess the motivations and strategies of adverse parties and their counsel, and to determine the best means to structure loans, settlements and other transactions.
Rick has published articles and spoken on issues of interest and importance in the bankruptcy and insolvency areas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. He also regularly attends meetings of the Commercial Finance Association.