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Brendan M Gage

Associate, Corporate Department
Chicago
71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL
60606
United States

Fax: 1(312) 499-6191

Overview

Brendan M. Gage is a senior associate in the Finance and Restructuring practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Chicago office. His practice involves the representation of debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, and acquirers of assets in a broad range of restructuring matters, including chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, debt restructurings, and out-of-court insolvency matters.  

Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Gage was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable A. Benjamin Goldgar at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Audrey R. Evans at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Mr. Gage received his LL.M. in Bankruptcy and his J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law. During law school he was an Articles and Notes Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude," a discussion of the practical considerations regarding venue in business bankruptcy cases, American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting, April 13, 2019

  • Notable Distinctions Between Two Provisions Providing for the Removal of Bankruptcy-Related Litigation, Am. Bankr. Inst. Young & New Members Comm. Newsl., May 2014

  • When Negotiations Are "Impracticable": Detroit and Chapter 9 Eligibility, ABA, Bankr. & Insolvency Comm. Newsl., Mar. 2014

  • "Make-Whole" Claims Triggered by Automatic Acceleration, ABA, Commercial & Bus. Litig. Comm. Newsl., Nov. 2013

  • Unpaid ERISA Contributions and Fiduciary Liability under § 523(a)(4), Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Nov. 2013 (co-author)

  • Recent Fifth Circuit Decision Rejects Motive-Based Inquiry to Creditor "Impairment" under a Plan, Am. Bankr. Inst. Young & New Members Comm. Newsl., Sept. 2013

  • Why Technical Abandonment is far from Technical, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., July 2013

  • Is There a Statutory Basis for Selling Avoidance Actions?, 22 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 3 Art. 1 (2013)

  • May Attorneys Ghostwrite Pleadings for Pro Se Debtors?, Am. Bankr. Inst. Ethics & Prof'l Comp. Comm. Newsl., June 2012

  • Should Congress Repeal Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9)?, 19 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 215 (2011)

Involvement

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Recent Representations

Chapter 11 Company-Side Representations

  • Representing GCX Limited, a global data communications service provider and operator of one of the world's largest undersea and terrestrial fiber networks

  • Atlas Resource Partners, L.P., a publicly traded exploration and production master limited partnership

  • Extreme Plastics Plus, Inc., an environmental containment, storage, and lining company serving the oil and gas industry

  • GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and supplier of materials and equipment for the global electronics, solar, and LED industries

  • ONE Aviation Corporation, an aircraft researcher, developer, and manufacturer in the "very light jet" market

  • Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc., a publicly traded company focused on acquisition, production, and development of oil and natural gas properties

Lender Representations

  • The agent to prepetition secured term loan lenders in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aerogroup International Inc., a retailer of women's footwear

  • The agent to the senior secured lenders in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of CCNG Energy Partners, L.P., an oilfield waste disposal company (agent served as "stalking horse" bidder and became ultimate owner of the company)

  • The agent to the prepetition secured lenders in the chapter 7 bankruptcy of New Source Energy Partners L.P., an oil and gas company

Creditors' Committee Representations

  • The official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Molycorp, Inc., a global rare earth mining and processing company

  • The official committee of unsecured creditors in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's cases under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act of 2016.

363 Purchaser Representations

  • Representing Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of retailer Destination Maternity Corporation pursuant to section 363 of the bankruptcy code

  • Balboa Retail Partners, LLC in connection with the purchase of certain real estate assets in Toys "R" Us Inc.'s chapter 11 bankruptcy

  • Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC in connection with the going-concern sale of the teen clothing retailer Aéropostale, Inc. pursuant to section 363 of the bankruptcy code

Out-Of-Court Representations

  • Representing an agent in the wind-up of a company in the communications industry

  • The senior secured agent in the restructuring of a company in the defense industry

  • Foreign investment funds in the workout of a company in the energy industry

Practice Areas

Corporate
Finance
Restructuring

Languages

영국사람

Admissions

Illinois Bar
New York Bar
Massachusetts Bar

Education

St. John's University School of Law, LL.M. 2012
St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 2011
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. 2008

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