Richard Choi

Associate

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8144
F 212 728 9144
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Richard Choi is an associate in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department. Richard’s focus includes complex business reorganizations, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, as well as transactions involving the purchase and sale of securities and claims of entities involved in financial restructurings, chapter 11 cases, SIPA proceedings, and receiverships. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors (including administrative agents and lenders in syndicated facilities, and ad hoc committees), hedge funds, commercial banks, sophisticated investors, derivatives counterparties, lessors and other parties in interest.

Richard Choi is an associate in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department. Richard’s focus includes complex business reorganizations, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, as well as transactions involving the purchase and sale of securities and claims of entities involved in financial restructurings, chapter 11 cases, SIPA proceedings, and receiverships. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors (including administrative agents and lenders in syndicated facilities, and ad hoc committees), hedge funds, commercial banks, sophisticated investors, derivatives counterparties, lessors and other parties in interest.

Selected Significant Matters

Richard has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (counsel to purchasers and sellers of over $1 billion of direct customer claims and feeder fund interests)
  • Ahern Rentals (counsel to majority second lien lender)
  • TOUSA, Inc. (counsel to largest secured lender)
  • MF Global (counsel to Bank of America)
  • Lehman (counsel to various creditors, derivatives counterparties and purchasers and sellers of claims)
  • Palms Casino Resort (counsel to TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners in their announced acquisition of a controlling stake of the Palms Casino Resort in exchange for the contribution of their affiliates’ approximately $440M in secured debt of the Las Vegas property)
  • Fairpoint Communications (counsel to the administrative agent for prepetition and postpetition secured lenders)