Zachary I. Shapiro

Counsel

302.651.7819
302.498.7701 (fax)
shapiro@rlf.com
Zachary Shapiro represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, landlords, official committees, independent directors, purchasers, and other parties in interest in chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 15 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings.  Zach has also been involved in rendering advice and legal opinions in connection with a wide variety of transactions, involving, among other things, the characterization of such transactions under Delaware and federal bankruptcy law.
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  • Represented Phoenix Payment Systems, Inc. (d/b/a EPX) in its chapter 11 case in connection with the $50 million sale of substantially all of its assets
  • Represented Longview Power, LLC and certain of its affiliates in connection with their chapter 11 cases involving the restructuring of approximately $1 billion in funded debt
  • Represented Dallas Stars, L.P., a hockey team in the National Hockey League, in connection with its successful prepackaged chapter 11 case
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Zachary Shapiro represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, landlords, official committees, independent directors, purchasers, and other parties in interest in chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 15 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings.  Zach has also been involved in rendering advice and legal opinions in connection with a wide variety of transactions, involving, among other things, the characterization of such transactions under Delaware and federal bankruptcy law.

In law school, Zachary served as a member of Temple Law Review and as a teaching assistant in the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program.

Experience

  • Counsel to debtors in Advanta Corp.
  • Counsel to secured lender in AWI Delaware, Inc.
  • Counsel to independent directors in Bicent Holdings LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender in CCC Atlantic LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Chef Solutions Holdings, LLC  
  • Counsel to stalking horse purchaser in Claim Jumper Restaurants, LLC
  • Counsel to class action plaintiffs in Cordillera Golf Club, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Dallas Stars, L.P.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Edgenet, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Endeavour Operating Corporation  
  • Counsel to purchaser in Entertainment Publications, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender and the reorganized debtors in FKF Madison Group Owner, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inc.
  • Counsel to landlord in Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
  • Counsel to debtors in F-Squared Investment Management, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lenders in GSE Environmental, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Harry & David Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtor in Homer City Funding, LLC.
  • Counsel to debtors in HSH Delaware GP LLC  
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Javo Beverage Company, Inc.  
  • Counsel to debtors in Longview Power, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in MACH Gen LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in MSD Performance, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in NE Opco, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Oncure Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in PCAA Parent, LLC
  • Counsel to debtor in Phoenix Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Premier International Holdings Inc. (d/b/a Six Flags)
  • Counsel to debtors in Proliance International, Inc.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Pronerve Holdings, LLC  
  • Counsel to independent directors in Residential Capital, LLC
  • Counsel to purchaser in Rock US Holdings Inc.
  • Counsel to secured lender in School Specialty, Inc.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Signature Styles, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender in Simplexity, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Specialty Products Holding Corp.
  • Counsel to debtors in Suntech America, Inc.
  • Counsel to landlord in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.
  • Counsel to reorganized OpCo in Tropicana Entertainment, LLC

Publications

  • "The Southern District of New York Authorizes the Rejection of Gas Gathering Agreements," ABA, June 1, 2016   View >
  • "The Third Circuit Affirms a Debtor's Ability to Reject an Expired CBA," ABA, June 1, 2016   View >
  • "When Does a Chapter 11 Plan Extinguish a Secured Creditor's Lien?," ABA, October 6, 2015   View >
  • "State Law Permitting, Classic Retainers Are Not Property of the Estate," ABA, June 10, 2015   View >

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Colorado College, 2003

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Counsel to 501(c)(3) organization

Experience

  • Counsel to debtors in Advanta Corp.
  • Counsel to secured lender in AWI Delaware, Inc.
  • Counsel to independent directors in Bicent Holdings LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender in CCC Atlantic LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Chef Solutions Holdings, LLC  
  • Counsel to stalking horse purchaser in Claim Jumper Restaurants, LLC
  • Counsel to class action plaintiffs in Cordillera Golf Club, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Dallas Stars, L.P.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Edgenet, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Endeavour Operating Corporation  
  • Counsel to purchaser in Entertainment Publications, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender and the reorganized debtors in FKF Madison Group Owner, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inc.
  • Counsel to landlord in Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
  • Counsel to debtors in F-Squared Investment Management, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lenders in GSE Environmental, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Harry & David Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtor in Homer City Funding, LLC.
  • Counsel to debtors in HSH Delaware GP LLC  
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Javo Beverage Company, Inc.  
  • Counsel to debtors in Longview Power, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in MACH Gen LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in MSD Performance, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in NE Opco, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Oncure Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in PCAA Parent, LLC
  • Counsel to debtor in Phoenix Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Counsel to debtors in Premier International Holdings Inc. (d/b/a Six Flags)
  • Counsel to debtors in Proliance International, Inc.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Pronerve Holdings, LLC  
  • Counsel to independent directors in Residential Capital, LLC
  • Counsel to purchaser in Rock US Holdings Inc.
  • Counsel to secured lender in School Specialty, Inc.
  • Counsel to purchaser in Signature Styles, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender in Simplexity, LLC
  • Counsel to debtors in Specialty Products Holding Corp.
  • Counsel to debtors in Suntech America, Inc.
  • Counsel to landlord in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.
  • Counsel to reorganized OpCo in Tropicana Entertainment, LLC

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Colorado College, 2003

Publications

  • "The Southern District of New York Authorizes the Rejection of Gas Gathering Agreements," ABA, June 1, 2016   View >
  • "The Third Circuit Affirms a Debtor's Ability to Reject an Expired CBA," ABA, June 1, 2016   View >
  • "When Does a Chapter 11 Plan Extinguish a Secured Creditor's Lien?," ABA, October 6, 2015   View >
  • "State Law Permitting, Classic Retainers Are Not Property of the Estate," ABA, June 10, 2015   View >