Paul M. Rosenblatt
Partner

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

Overview

Paul Rosenblatt’s practice focuses on providing sophisticated strategic advice for solving legal and business issues involving corporate and commercial bankruptcy cases, fintech, workout and restructuring matters, and bankruptcy related litigation. His experience includes representing debtors, creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders and bidders/asset acquirers in bankruptcy cases; parties in out-of-court workouts and restructurings; and plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy related litigation. He appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Rosenblatt is listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Bankruptcy Law and in every prior edition since first published in 2005. He is also listed in the 2009 Legal 500 US and was selected by his peers as one of "The 2009 Legal Elite: Georgia's Most Effective Lawyers" by Georgia Trend magazine. Mr. Rosenblatt was also named a 2012 and 2016 "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend in the area of Bankruptcy. He was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2008 and 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Rosenblatt was awarded the "2008 Transaction of the Year" award by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

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Experience

Representation of Bi-Lo LLC and Southern Family Markets in acquiring grocery stores from Winn-Dixie in a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in excess of $30 million.

Representation of CGL Management Group in acquiring the Irwin County Detention Center in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case pending in the Northern District of Georgia. In re Municipal Corrections, LLC, No. 13-50786 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2013).

Representation of the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of SageCrest II LLC in Chapter 11 cases pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. The SageCrest group of companies were hedge funds located in the United States and Bermuda that conducted business primarily through structured finance and real estate investment and development. Peak valuation of assets exceeded $1 billion.

In re SageCrest II LLC, No 08-50754 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2008).

Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of precast concrete company in an Article 9 Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure sale in Maine.

Representation of Dagur Group hf, a bidder for assets in a 363 asset sale in the bankruptcy case of DMX Music pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Representation of Friedman's Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores, as lead debtors' counsel in their bankruptcy cases pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The debtors operated over 470 stores in 22 states with 3,500 employees. In re Friedman's, Inc., Case No. 08-10161 (Bankr. D. Del. filed Jan. 22, 2008).

Representation of financial institution in numerous loan workouts throughout the United States.

Representation of a maker of quality chocolates and a subsidiary of online retailer, in a suit brought by the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for debtor alleging breach of contract and lost profits. Through discovery and expert witnesses, the firm successfully dismantled the plaintiff's theories of liability and achieved a favorable solution.

Representation of Innotrac as warehouse and internet sales fulfillment provider to Dots clothing stores in bankruptcy case pending in the District of New Jersey. In re Dots LLC, 14-11016 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2014).

Represent retail store franchisor in fraudulent transfer litigation regarding franchisee’s acquisition of assets of another company that subsequently filed for bankruptcy in the Middle District of Tennessee.

Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an entertainment-oriented portfolio company.

Representation of telecommunications company conducting due diligence in 363 sale of telecommunications business.

Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an agriculture-oriented portfolio company.

Represent financial institution in loan workout related to ESOP transaction.

The firm served as lead counsel in defending Initiative Media in a $7.2 million preference lawsuit asserted by the trustee overseeing the post-confirmation liquidation of Rhodes Inc. and related debtors. Case involved discovery, application of various defenses to the advertising industry and the negotiation of a settlement.

Representation of Equifax as provider of data services and member of creditors committee in the TLO LLC bankruptcy case pending in the Southern District of Florida. Case involved 363 sale and executory contract issues. In re TLO, LLC, No. 13-20853 (Bankr. S.D. Fl. 2013).

Representation of AT&T (f/k/a BellSouth Telecommunications Inc.) in Chapter 11 case pending in Dallas, Texas, of Vartec Telecom, Inc., a reseller of long distance service. The matter involved various complicated issues concerning setoff, telecom banking and bankruptcy law, and was consensually resolved after multi-party negotiations. In re Vartec Telecom, Inc., No. 04-81694 (Bankr. ND Tex. filed Nov. 1, 2004).

The firm served as lead counsel representing AT&T on a multimillion dollar claim in the bankruptcy case of Inphonic pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In re Inphonic Inc., No. 07-11666 (Bankr. D. Del. 2007).

The firm successfully served as lead counsel to AT&T, a creditors committee member, in the bankruptcy case of Trinsic Inc., a provider of phone and data services to over 200,000 residential and business subscribers. The firm was recognized for its efforts during the bankruptcy sale process that resulted in a 25% enhancement in the ultimate sale price of Trinsic’s assets in a 363 sale. At the conclusion of the transaction the court praised counsel for successfully handling a multitude of challenging issues. In re Trinsic Inc., No. 07-10324 (Bankr. S.D. Al. filed Feb. 7, 2007).

Representation of Intercontinental Hotel Group throughout the United States in numerous bankruptcy cases involving hotel franchisees.

Representation of Oldcastle Materials in acquiring assets of Modern Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In re Modern Precast, No. 12-21304 (Bankr. E.D.Pa. 2012).

Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Duratek Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case pending in the Middle District of Florida.

In re Duratek Precast, No. 10-22876 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010).

Representation of Oldcastle Materials as bidder in 363 sale in bankruptcy case of JEH Roofing pending in Northern District of Texas.

In re JEH Company, No. 13-42397 (Bankr. N.D.Tx. 2013).

Representation of Innotrac Corporation as warehouse and sales fulfillment provider to Tactica International in bankruptcy case pending in the Southern District of New York.

Representation of lender holding $28 million note secured by four shopping centers in bankruptcy case.

Representation of Flowers Foods in acquiring Wonder Bread and other assets from Hostess Brands a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in excess of $360 million. In re Hostess Brands, I

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Emory University, J.D. (1994)

Emory University, B.A., Accounting and Finance (1991)

Admissions

Georgia (1997)

New York (1995)

New Jersey (1994)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey - Maryanne Trump Barry (Jun-Aug 1992)

Professional & Community Activities

Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Member

The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, Board of Directors

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