Suzzanne Uhland

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
Profile Experience

Suzzanne Uhland is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice.

Ms. Uhland has an established track record representing companies, creditors, and investors in chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings, as well as parties to Bankruptcy Code Section 363(b) sales and other distressed transactions. She is consistently acknowledged as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United States.

Ms. Uhland has a significant range of experience in real estate, energy, technology, and municipal financings and restructurings. Her practice also includes international insolvencies and debt restructurings.

Ms. Uhland is widely recognized for her skill and experience, and is consistently recognized by Chambers USA for her restructuring work. She is described as “an extremely accomplished lawyer” with “excellent industry knowledge” and is lauded by sources for being “exceptionally talented and smart.”

She was also selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and was recently a recipient of Global M&A Network’s Top USA Woman Dealmakers Award.

Ms. Uhland’s significant representations have included advising:

  • Debtors-in-possession, creditors, and DIP lenders in chapter 11 cases of public and private companies
  • Businesses in connection with out-of-court restructurings and debt renegotiations
  • Private equity and hedge fund clients in distressed investments and portfolio company restructurings
  • Financial institutions and public and private companies in connection with credit financing transactions
  • Licensors and licensees of intellectual property in connection with preserving or acquiring intellectual property rights in distressed situations

Ms. Uhland’s broad experience includes representing:

  • Yueting Jia (founder of Faraday Future) in the international restructuring of Jia’s over US$3 billion of guaranty and other Chinese business liabilities through US chapter 11
  • Paladin Health Care’s non-debtor property owning affiliates in the chapter 11 case of the operating company of Hahnemann Hospital
  • Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in the restructuring of debt obligations of Puerto Rico and its instrumentalities, including completed restructurings of the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank, COFINA, and Puerto Rico Ports Authority*
  • The Ad Hoc Group of First Lien lenders in Foresight Energy’s successful 2016 out-of-court restructuring*
  • Bank of America as agent bank for revolving credit lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Stone Energy Corporation*
  • Cal Dive International in its pending bankruptcy proceedings (Recipient of a Turnaround Atlas Award for Cross-Border Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Middlemarkets))*
  • Wilmington Trust as second lien term loan agent in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC*
  • Agent bank in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Castex Energy Partners, L.P.*
  • A leading financial services company in its out-of-court restructuring of US$10 billion of debt, as well as its ongoing financing arrangements*
  • Suntech Power Holdings in its bankruptcy proceedings in the US and Cayman Islands*
  • Beach Point Capital as secured creditor in the bankruptcy of real estate holding company Variant Holding*
  • The Ad Hoc Group of Second Lien lenders in the successful chapter 11 reorganization of AMF Bowling and its affiliates and acquisition of preservation of NOLs*
  • Three of Gramercy Capital’s distressed debt funds as leading creditors in the involuntary chapter 11 case and subsequent international reorganization of PT Berlian Laju Tanker, a shipping company based in Indonesia and Singapore*
  • A Private Equity Fund in the resolution of its distressed gaming investments, including resolving issues relating to gaming licenses and multi-employer plans*
  • New Century Financial Corporation, one of the largest subprime lenders to file chapter 11, in general bankruptcy, corporate, and litigation matters as debtor in possession*
  • A leading computer accessories manufacturer in its out-of-court restructuring, including amending and restating its first lien credit and exchanging its second lien indebtedness and senior subordinated notes for the company’s equity*
  • Advanced Marketing Services, a major distributor of books to retailers, in its chapter 11 case, including 363 sales of its two major business divisions*
  • Western Digital in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Read Rite Corporation and related proceedings related to intellectual property license rights*
  • Crow Winthrop Operating Partnership, owner of one of Orange County’s largest office complexes, in its chapter 11 case*
  • SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., as special litigation and corporate counsel in its chapter 11 case*
  • Cable Internet company Excite/At Home in its chapter 11 proceeding, and the At Home Liquidating Trust in the winddown of the estate*
  • BNP Paribas in the resolution of its portfolio of distressed healthcare credits, including skilled nursing and medical device related credits*
  • Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc., one of the nation’s largest music retailers, in its chapter 11 proceeding*
  • Premier Laser Systems, Inc., a public medical device company, in its chapter 11 case*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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