John K. Lyons represents major U.S. and international corporations in complex business reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures, typically in distressed situations.
Mr. Lyons has served as counsel in many significant business reorganizations including in Chapter 11 cases for VeraSun Energy Corporation, one of the largest ethanol producers in the United States; Delphi Corporation; Interstate Bakeries Corporation; Exodus Communications, Inc; and Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp.
Mr. Lyons also represented the special committee of board of directors of ShengdaTech, Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 case to complete the committee’s investigation of ShengdaTech and to safeguard assets. He also advised Montgomery Ward, LLC in connection with the nation’s largest retail liquidation that generated proceeds in excess of $1 billion; US Airways, Inc., in the successful restructuring of its business in the wake of the events of September 11 and the economic downturn in the airline industry; and Favorite Brands International, Inc. in connection with its successful restructuring and consequent sale of its business.
Mr. Lyons also has represented clients with respect to a wide array of corporate transactions in distressed situations, including the representation of Calliope Capital Corporation and affiliate lenders in connection with the Chapter 11 case filed by PPM Technologies and subsequent credit bid purchase of PPM’s business; Verizon Capital Corp. in the restructuring of two investments in power facilities in Massachusetts and Mississippi; and Faurecia N.A., a French automotive conglomerate, in the purchase of AP Automotive, Inc., a large American automotive parts supplier.
Mr. Lyons repeatedly has been listed as a “leader” in the corporate restructuring field in Chambers USA, the Leading Lawyers Network and was named in Turnarounds & Workouts as one of the top dozen “Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyers” in the nation.