Paul N. Heath

Director

302.651.7590
302.498.7701 (fax)
heath@rlf.com
Paul Heath, a director in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department, practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights, focusing primarily on the representation of debtors, secured creditors, purchasers, committees and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases. Paul has served as lead counsel in several large chapter 11 cases and as co-counsel in numerous significant chapter 11 matters.
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  • Homer City Funding LLC - Counsel to Debtor. Advised the Debtor regarding the administration of its chapter 11 case and confirmation of its prepackaged plan of reorganization.
  • NE Opco, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and the sale of substantially all of their assets.
  • Geokinectics Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and confirmation of their prepackaged plan of reorganization.
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Paul Heath, a director in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department, practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights, focusing primarily on the representation of debtors, secured creditors, purchasers, committees and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases. Paul has served as lead counsel in several large chapter 11 cases and as co-counsel in numerous significant chapter 11 matters. Additionally, Paul provides advice and legal opinions regarding Delaware law in true sale, true lease and true contribution matters.

Experience

  • Homer City Funding LLC - Counsel to Debtor. Advised the Debtor regarding the administration of its chapter 11 case and confirmation of its prepackaged plan of reorganization.
  • NE Opco, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and the sale of substantially all of their assets.
  • Geokinectics Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and confirmation of their prepackaged plan of reorganization.
  • PFF Bancorp, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases, culminating in the confirmation of their plan.
  • Equinox Payments, LLC - Counsel to company in connection with an out of court going concern sale of substantially all assets. 
Representation of Debtors
  • Blitz U.S.A, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Aleris International, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Advanta Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Akesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Arctic Glacier Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Advanced Marketing Systems - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Barnes Bay Development, Ltd. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Reliant Energy Channelview LP - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Converse Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • East West Resort Develop V, L.P. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Landsource Communities Development, LLC - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • MMC Precision Holdings, Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Magnolia Energy L.P. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Nextmedia Group, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Nortek, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Trident Resources Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Urban Brands, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Washington Mutual, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Zestra Laboratories, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
Representation of Secured/DIP Lenders
  • School Specialty, Inc. 
  • PJ Finance Company, LLC 
  • ConStar International Inc. 
  • Syntax-Brillian Corporation 
  • Building Materials Holding Corporation 
Committee Representations
  • MES International, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Equity Committee. 
  • Filene’s Basement, LLC - Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
  • Javo Beverage Company, Inc. - Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
  • Ritz Camera & Image, L.L.C. - Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
Other Matters 
  • Trident Microsystems - Counsel to Cayman Joint Provisional Liquidators in cross border insolvency proceeding. 
  • Proxim Corporation - Counsel to purchaser of substantially all of Debtors’ assets. 
  • Elpida Memory, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Foreign Representative in Chapter 15 proceeding.

Awards

  • Chambers USA, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1990

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 1998
  • Maryland, 1998
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 1999
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland, 1999

Experience

  • Homer City Funding LLC - Counsel to Debtor. Advised the Debtor regarding the administration of its chapter 11 case and confirmation of its prepackaged plan of reorganization.
  • NE Opco, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and the sale of substantially all of their assets.
  • Geokinectics Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases and confirmation of their prepackaged plan of reorganization.
  • PFF Bancorp, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors. Advised the Debtors regarding the administration of their chapter 11 cases, culminating in the confirmation of their plan.
  • Equinox Payments, LLC - Counsel to company in connection with an out of court going concern sale of substantially all assets. 
Representation of Debtors
  • Blitz U.S.A, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Aleris International, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Advanta Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Akesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Arctic Glacier Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Advanced Marketing Systems - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Barnes Bay Development, Ltd. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Reliant Energy Channelview LP - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Charys Holding Company, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Converse Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • East West Resort Develop V, L.P. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Landsource Communities Development, LLC - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • MMC Precision Holdings, Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Magnolia Energy L.P. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Nextmedia Group, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Nortek, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Trident Resources Corp. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Urban Brands, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
  • Washington Mutual, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Debtors 
  • Zestra Laboratories, Inc. - Counsel to Debtors 
Representation of Secured/DIP Lenders
  • School Specialty, Inc. 
  • PJ Finance Company, LLC 
  • ConStar International Inc. 
  • Syntax-Brillian Corporation 
  • Building Materials Holding Corporation 
Committee Representations
  • MES International, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Equity Committee. 
  • Filene’s Basement, LLC - Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
  • Javo Beverage Company, Inc. - Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
  • Ritz Camera & Image, L.L.C. - Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. 
Other Matters 
  • Trident Microsystems - Counsel to Cayman Joint Provisional Liquidators in cross border insolvency proceeding. 
  • Proxim Corporation - Counsel to purchaser of substantially all of Debtors’ assets. 
  • Elpida Memory, Inc. - Co-Counsel to Foreign Representative in Chapter 15 proceeding.

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1990

Awards

  • Chambers USA, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017