Nathan F. Coco focuses his practice on the areas of restructuring and insolvency, including distressed finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions, creditor rights matters and bankruptcy litigation.
Nathan has represented and advised corporate clients, strategic and financial buyers, institutional investors, public debt holders, indenture trustees and asset-based lenders in connection with distressed credits in the health care, senior living, retail, energy, manufacturing and derivative financial product sectors. He has deep knowledge of financially distressed public projects and defaulted municipal securities.
Nathan has represented clients in a number of Chapter 7, Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 cases across the country, including In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., In re W.R. Grace & Co., In re United Airlines, Inc., In re Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc., In re Sentinel Management Group, Inc., In re Edison Mission Energy, In re Fairmont General Hospital, Inc., In re City of San Bernardino, In re The Clare at Water Tower, In re Forum Health, In re Chicagoland Conservative Jewish High School Foundation, In re PG&E National Energy Group, Inc., In re AMERCO Real Estate Company, and In re Enron Corp.
Nathan advises clients with respect to the “safe harbor” treatment of derivative financial product transactions under the Bankruptcy Code and the preservation of collateral rights and remedies in the event of counterparty default or bankruptcy.
Prior to law school, Nathan worked as a documentation policy analyst at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Representation of a bond trustee for $170 million of debt issued by City of San Bernardino, California, in its Chapter 9 proceeding
Representation of bondholders with $88 million of debt in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sale of continuing-care retirement community in Illinois
Representation of derivative financial product counterparties in connection with the termination, close-out settlement and prosecution of claims, more than $156 million in aggregate, in connection with the bankruptcy of a global financial services firm
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