Ron Meisler

Biography

Ron Meisler represents a variety of clients in complex transactions involving alternative and special situation investments, company-side reorganizations and debt restructurings, creditors’ committee representations, distressed divestitures and acquisitions, and out-of-court workouts. He has represented debtors, creditors and purchasers in all stages of complex restructuring transactions throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

Ron was among the principal partners that led the Chapter 11 reorganization of Delphi Corporation, one of the largest global suppliers of vehicle electronics, transportation components, integrated systems and modules, and other electronic technology. In connection with this transaction, Ron assisted the company in its efforts to transform its operations and restructure more than $22 billion in liabilities. Other strategies used on this reorganization case were subsequently applied in later Chapter 11 cases, including Chrysler and GM.

Additional company-side representations of note include Blue Bird Bus Company, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers; Comdisco, Inc., formerly a leading multibillion-dollar leasing and technology company; Eagle Food Centers, Inc., formerly a regional grocery store chain with $600 million in revenues; McLeodUSA Incorporated, a regional multibillion-dollar competitive local exchange carrier; Montgomery Ward & Co., formerly a multibillion-dollar national retailer; and The Singer Company N.V., a leading multibillion-dollar global manufacturer of appliances including sewing machines.

Ron also has extensive experience regarding the intersection of U.K. pension law and U.S. bankruptcy law, and in that regard has advised a Fortune 500 company regarding mitigation of U.K. pension regulatory risk and previously has represented the Reader’s Digest U.K. pension trustee and the Visteon U.K. pension trustee, respectively, in each of the Reader’s Digest and Visteon Chapter 11 cases.

Ron was twice named one of the country’s “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine.

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+1 (312) 407 0549

Education

University of Michigan, University of Michigan Law School

Qualification

BA (Michigan), MBA (Michigan), JD, University of Michigan Law School