Jeffrey M. Reisner focuses his practice on corporate, litigation and reorganization and bankruptcy matters. He is the co-head of the Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. With nearly 30 years of restructuring experience, Jeff represents formal and informal creditors’ committees, debtors, acquirers of assets, investors, independent directors, boards of directors, trustees, lenders and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings throughout the US. He also advises boards of directors and individual directors in complex circumstances.
Jeff has transaction experience in a wide range of industries, including defense contractors, automotive and trucking, restaurants and hospitality, convalescent and healthcare, energy, technology, building supply, sporting goods, textiles, lending, distribution, satellites, manufacturing, mortgages, payroll, aerospace, medical testing and devices, entertainment, communications technology, sporting goods and real estate. He is also experienced in counseling clients acquiring or disposing of assets from healthy and troubled companies in both traditional sales and auctions.
Jeff frequently leads boards of corporate investigations in an array of topics including alleged sexual misconduct and corporate and financial malfeasance. He also represents high-level executives in connection with separation, employment and related matters.
Jeff has also represented clients in both state and federal courts throughout the country involving claims of lender liability, avoidance actions, breach of fiduciary duty and other matters.
Represented home automation technology leader SmartLabs Inc. in connection with a new majority equity investment and recapitalization*
Represented homebuilder William Lyon Homes in its successful prepackaged bankruptcy case*
Represented the Orexigen Official Creditors’ Committee in its Delaware bankruptcy case*
Represents the co-chair of the PG&E Unsecured Creditors’ Committee*
Represented Britt Private Capital LLC and Jupiter Investors LLC in their acquisition of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading franchisor of pizza restaurants based in Oakland with over 180 operating units primarily in Northern and Central California*
Represented SJB Brands LLC in connection with its acquisition of the “Juice It Up” franchise system, which consists of over 85 franchised and licensed units operated by third-party franchisees*
Represented Bahamas-based private investment organization Tavistock Group and its equity holders in the reorganization and subsequent sale of Simply Self Storage to Brookfield Asset Management, a public company specializing in real estate-related investments*
Represented of Carmel Land & Cattle Co. in defense of claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer and others. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $500 million. After nearly four years of litigation, the matter settled on favorable terms*
Represented RealD, a global licensor of 3D technologies to movie theaters and consumer electronics manufacturers, in connection with the acquisition of certain intellectual property assets from Digital Domain Media Group Inc.*
Represented a private equity consortium in connection with the acquisition of a restaurant chain/franchisor and another in the reorganization of several restaurant franchisors and operators*
Represented a global investment banking firm in connection with a second lien loan to a motor vehicle parts and accessories manufacturer*
Represented the trustee in litigation and claim matters involving the failure of the parent company of Southern Pacific Bank, resulting in numerous significant trial and appellate victories on issues involving fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer relative to the FDIC*
Represented senior lenders in claims against junior lenders arising under an intercreditor agreement in connection with loans made to a Chapter 11 debtor, Momentive Performance Materials*
Represented Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd. in claims against Relativity Media, which resulted in a settlement*
Represented a private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of senior secured notes of a troubled company with international operations*
New York University, JD & MBA, 1989
Cornell University, BS, 1985
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District California
US District Court for the Eastern District California
US District Court for the Northern District California
US District Court for the Southern District California
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
District of Columbia
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