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R. Stephen McNeill

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R. Stephen McNeill focuses his practice on complex bankruptcy proceedings involving national and regional clients, including debtors, secured lenders, creditors’ committees and a variety of unsecured creditors. Steve has been involved in contesting and defending asset sales and plans of reorganization, assumption and rejection of leases and contracts, and other creditor issues including defense of preference litigation.

Steve is also a member of the firm's Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Information Governance Practice, where his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science is particularly valuable.

Representative Matters

Debtor Representations

  • Counsel to the debtors, SIW Holding Company, Inc., et al, Case No. 18-11579 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the debtors, CST Industries, Inc., et al, Case No. 17-11293 (BLS)
  • Co-counsel to the debtor, Suniva, Inc., Case No. 17-10837 (KG)
  • Co-counsel to the debtors, IPC International Corporation, et al, Case No. 13-12050 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the debtor, Powerwave Technologies, Inc., Case No. 13-10134 (MFW)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Doveview, LLC, Case No. 10-11519 (KG)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Hotels Union Square Mezz 1 LLC, Case No. 10-10971 (KJC)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Hotels Union Square Mezz 2 LLC, Case No. 10-11001 (KJC)
  • Counsel to the debtors, Formtech Industries, LLC, Case No. 09-12964 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the debtors, G.I. Joe's Holding Corporation, et al, Case No. 09-10713 (KG)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Nailite International, Inc., Case No. 09-10526 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the debtors, Pacific Ethanol Holding Co. LLC, et al, Case No. 09-11713 (KG)
  • Co-counsel to the debtors, Pitt Penn Holding Company, Inc., et al, Case No. 09-11475 (BLS)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Delfasco, Inc., Case No. 08-11578 (MFW)
  • Counsel to the debtor, Amp'd Mobile, Inc., Case No. 07-10739 (BLS)

Lender Representations

  • Co-counsel to the prepetition revolver agent and lender, Appvion, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-12082 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition agent, Rupari Holding Corp., et al, Case No. 17-10793 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition collateral and administrative agent, Peekay Acquisition, LLC, et al, Case No. 17-11722 (BLS)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition administrative agent, Paragon Offshore PLC, et al, Case No. 16-10386 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition administrative agent, Radioshack Corporation, et al, Case No. 15-10197 (BLS)
  • Co-counsel to the DIP agent, Swift Energy Company, et al, Case No. 15-12670 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition senior secured creditor, Cubic Energy, Inc., et al, Case No. 15-12500 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition and DIP administrative agent, Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, et al, Case No. 15-12533 (KG)
  • Co-counsel to the EFIH first lien DIP agent, Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al, Case No. 14-10979 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition lender, Green Field Energy Services, Inc., et al, Case No. 13-12783 (KG)
  • Co-counsel to the ship financier, Overseas Shipbuilding Group, Inc., et al, Case No. 12-20000 (PJW)
  • Co-counsel to the administrative and collateral agent for certain second lien lenders, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC, et al, Case No. 11-13036 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the steering committee of first lien lenders, Foamex International, Inc. et al, Case No. 09-10560 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition agent, DIP Agent and Lender, Semcrude, L.P., et al, Case No. 08-11525 (BLS)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition agent and lender, Tribune Company, et al, Case No. 08-13141 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the ad hoc group of bank noteholders, Washington Mutual, Inc., et al, Case No. 08-12229 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the prepetition and DIP administrative agent, American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc., et al, Case No. 07-11047 (CSS)

Committee Representations

  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors, Pernix Sleep, Inc., et al, Case No. 19-10323 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the large unsecured creditor and committee member, ATD Corporation, Case No. 18-12221 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors, Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc., et al, Case No. 15-12136 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors, AFA Investment Inc., et al, Case No. 12-11127 (MFW)
  • Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors and liquidating trustee, Traffic Control and Safety Corporation, et al, Case No. 12-11287 (KJC)
  • Counsel to the large unsecured creditor and committee member, Pure Beauty Salons & Boutiques, Inc., et al, Case No. 11-13159 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors, Nova Holding Clinton County, LLC, et al, Case No. 09-11081 (KG)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors, Vermillion, Inc., Case No. 09-11091 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors and liquidating trustee, Broadstripe, LLC, Case No. 09-10006 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors and liquidating trustee, Vion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Case No. 09-14429 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors and oversight committee of unsecured creditors, Boscov's Inc., Case No. 08-11637 (KG)

Chapter 15 Representations

  • Counsel to the large unsecured creditors, Cinram International Inc., Case No. 12-11882 (KJC)
  • Co-counsel to the foreign representative, Wellpoint Systems, Inc., et al, Case No. 11-10423 (MFW)

Buyer Representations

  • Co-counsel to the stalking horse bidder and DIP lender, Bertucci's Holdings, Inc., et al, Case No. 18-10894 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the stalking horse bidder, Promise Healthcare Group, LLC, et al, Case No. 18-12491 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the stalking horse bidder, Scottish Holdings, Inc., et al, Case No. 18-10160 (LSS)

Other Significant Representations

  • Co-counsel to the stalking horse buyer, DIP Lender, prepetition lender and prepetition agent, AHI Liquidating 123, Inc., Case No. 17-10635 (KG)
  • Counsel to the consignment creditors, Sports Authority Holdings, Inc., et al, Case No. 16-10527 (MFW)
  • Co-counsel to the major equity holder and litigation counterparty, F-Squared Investment Management, LLC, et al, Case No. 15-11469 (LSS)
  • Counsel to the petitioning creditors, Beanstock Media, Inc., Case No. 15-12077 (BLS)
  • Counsel to the state appointed receiver, Columbus Exploration LLC, Case No. 13-10347 (PJW)
  • Counsel to the large unsecured creditors, Barnes Bay Development Ltd., Case No. 11-10792 (PJW)
  • Counsel to the large unsecured creditor and litigation counterparty, Blitz U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 11-13603 (CSS)
  • Co-counsel to the large unsecured creditors and litigation counterparties, Anderson News, LLC, Case No. 09-10695 (CSS)
  • Counsel to the governmental creditor, DBSI, Inc. et al, Case No. 08-12687 (CSS)

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Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008; Senior Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review

Auburn University at Montgomery, B.S., summa cum laude, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2008

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2009

    United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2009

Professional Activities and Honors

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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