Justine J. Block
Special Counsel, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
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Justine has extensive experience in the purchase and sale of all classes of distressed assets. She focuses primarily on the representation of commercial banks, investment banks, and hedge funds in connection with the purchase and sale of domestic and international bank loans, securities and claims against companies in bankruptcy or undergoing financial restructuring. Justine has comprehensive knowledge of forms promulgated by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) for the U.S. market and the Loan Market Association (LMA) for the European/Asian/Middle East markets. She has recently advised clients investing in Alpha Natural Resources, Arcapita, Fieldwood Energy, Regent Energy, Supermedia and Vivarte, among others.
Justine advises on and negotiates transfer documentation for clients in connection with their analysis and acquisition of secured, administrative expense and general unsecured trade claims against debtors in large and complex bankruptcy and receivership cases, such as Chesapeake Energy Corp., GT Advanced Technologies, Glitnir Banki (Iceland), Kaupthing Banki (Iceland), Lehman Brothers, Madoff, Stanford Financial and Swiss Air Group, among others, including advising a client in connection with the sale and in-kind distribution of over $5 billion in intercompany claims against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Lehman Brothers Commercial Corp. Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc. and Lehman Brothers International (Europe).
Justine also represents clients in connection with the trading and settlement of private securities issued by companies who have recently emerged from Chapter 11, utilizing various applicable exemptions from the registration requirements of the securities laws.