Bankruptcies

Off-Panel Ch. 11 / Ch. 7 Trustee of Shipyard Business

As off-panel Ch. 11/Ch. 7 trustee of a large shipyard, Stapleton guided the company through completion of a critical contract then wound down the business.

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Financial Advisor to Multi-National Computer Refurbisher

A secured lender was on track to accept a $2 million recovery on its $14 million loan to a computer refurbishing company via a forced liquidation of the company’s assets. As financial advisor to the multi-national company with operations in the U.S. and Mexico, Stapleton Group demonstrated the benefits of a going-concern sale instead, and successfully recovered $7 million for the secured lender.

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Neighborhood Mixed-use Property – Federal Bankruptcy Court

Represented creditor to neighborhood mixed-use property in San Francisco, California in Federal Bankruptcy Court.  Key actions included: Maximized rent collection. Filed all required motions to seek and attain court approval for the sale, free and clear of liens. Led construction of roof and full remodels of multiple occupied and vacant units. Worked with city to […]

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Receiver & Bankruptcy Monitor of 5 Urgent Care Clinics

After determining the 5 clinics’ bank was at risk of repayment due to poor cash flow and a pending $2 million wage-and-hour class action lawsuit, Stapleton managed the business as receiver while successfully negotiating a going-concern sale of 3 clinics to their hospital-landlord, then as monitor after the business filed for bankruptcy.

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National Fast Food Chain – Federal Bankruptcy Court

Represented creditor to bankrupt fast food chain restaurants operating in multiple California cities.  Key actions leading to successful sale of property above list price included: Maximized rent collection. Negotiated with chain’s corporate office to maximize lease term and value. Maximized sale price by finding and hiring best-in-class agent who procured multiple offers.

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Receivership of Automobile Dealership

Stapleton quickly facilitated a 70% recovery for a bank after its borrower, an auto dealership in Northern California, defaulted on its floorplan loan. Recovery was complicated by a convoluted process of receivership and bankruptcy filings, during which time the assets (new vehicles) continued to depreciate.

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Credit Tenants Occupying Retail Pad – Federal Bankruptcy Court

Represented creditor to retail pads occupied by credit tenants in multiple California cities.  Key actions leading to successful sale of property above list price included: Maximized rent collection. Interacted extensively with national tenants to maintain leases, negotiating lease extensions when required. Maximized sale price by improving rent roll and finding and hiring best-in-class agent who  […]

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Plan Administrator of $75MM Liquidating Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Private investors loaned $35MM to a landlord for real estate investments, then the landlord defaulted. Stapleton overcame contentious litigation to unwind the $75MM empire, recovering 67% for investors.

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