Manny Grillo chairs the firm's Financial Restructuring Practice and represents secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors and borrowers, as well as both sellers and purchasers in distressed mergers and acquisitions. His practice encompasses both out-of-court debt restructurings, and the reorganization and liquidation of financially distressed businesses under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Grillo's restructuring experience extends across a broad array of industries having represented troubled companies or their stakeholders in the restructurings of energy and power companies; commercial real estate and hospitality properties and asset portfolios; technology, media and telecom businesses; airlines; healthcare providers; financial services firms; and troubled companies in other industries.
Mr. Grillo regularly advises lenders, investment funds, sponsors and other financial institutions regarding insolvency and restructuring matters in complex financings and securitizations. He negotiates distressed financing transactions, including debtor in possession loans on behalf of both lenders and borrowers and litigates contested confirmation and financing matters, as well as avoidance actions and lender liability claims.
From time to time, he has represented clients in internal investigation matters and commercial litigation involving notes, indentures, and other financial instruments in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Grillo is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and its Pro Bono Committee. He participates in a number of industry and civic activities including American Bankruptcy Institute, the Board of Volunteers of Legal Services in New York City, and the Editorial Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Law360.