Chicago, IL - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Victory Park Capital in the restructuring of, and its investment in, San Jose-based Hispanic grocery chain, Mi Pueblo Foods. Mi Pueblo Foods is Northern California’s leading neighborhood grocery retailer with 21 locations in the Bay Area, Monterey Peninsula and Central Valley.
Mi Pueblo filed for Chapter 11 in July 2013 and emerged from bankruptcy proceedings in connection with the completion of the Victory Park Capital financing, in which Victory Park Capital provided debt financing and acquired an equity interest in Mi Pueblo Foods.
Corporate of counsel Marc Carmel and partner Brian Richards led the Paul Hastings team, which included Finance partner Louis Hernandez, Real Estate partner Brad Ritter, Tax partner Ziemowit Smulkowski, of counsel Kim Smith and associates Todd Schwartz and Kim Edsenga. Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.