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Thad Wilson is a partner in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding and a member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring practice. Thad has represented a broad spectrum of clients in financial restructuring, corporate and insolvency matters, including advising clients on liability management transactions, building bankruptcy-related corporate compliance programs and defending against government investigations.  He has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in interest in major Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Thad has substantial experience representing litigants in contested matters, adversary proceedings and other high stakes litigation in significant Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings involving creditors’ rights, fraudulent transfers, and alter ego.  He has also represented buyers and sellers of distressed assets in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, foreclosures and assignments for the benefit of creditors. 

Thad is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.  He is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of the Turnaround Management Association NextGen organization and is the immediate past president of its board. In 2014, he was elected to the initial class of Barristers of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, of which he is currently a member. Thad is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy-related issues before bar groups and in continuing legal education programs. Thad has authored and co-authored numerous articles on bankruptcy-related topics and has been published in numerous publications.

Thad received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction.  While in law school, Thad served as the Executive Editor of the Iowa Law Review and as treasurer of McLain Inn of Phi Delta Phi. Thad received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, from Furman University.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Iowa, with distinction

B.A., Economics, Furman University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section

Structured Finance Network

Turnaround Management Association

Matters

Insolvency-Related Litigation

Representing Citibank and its affiliates in their defense of alleged fraudulent transfer, improper liquidation, and contract claims brought by Chapter 11 trustee in the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Md.)

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Representing Chinese bankruptcy administrator in first-of-its-kind litigation in the United States against the debtor's former parent company and officers and directors and obtaining $10 million judgment (N.D. Ga.)

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Insolvency-Related Litigation

Representing Citibank and its affiliates in their defense of alleged fraudulent transfer, improper liquidation, and contract claims brought by Chapter 11 trustee in the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Md.)

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Representing Chinese bankruptcy administrator in first-of-its-kind litigation in the United States against the debtor's former parent company and officers and directors and obtaining $10 million judgment (N.D. Ga.)

Representing guarantors of office tower financing facility in defense of claims asserted by mezzanine lender.

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with its role as collateral agent for certain priority guaranty notes in In re iHeartMedia (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)

Represented Triangle Capital Corporation in defeating lender liability claims asserted by second-lien lenders in connection with the bankruptcy case of CRS Reprocessing, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented SunTrust Bank, as former second lien collateral agent and letter of credit lender, to protect its rights and defeat threatened litigation in the La Paloma Generating Company bankruptcy case (Bankr. Del.)

Represented Citibank in defense of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee’s motion to obtain standing in the Sabine Oil & Gas bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited in its defense and settlement of alleged fraudulent conveyance litigation, with alleged damages exceeding $1 billion, brought by the Chapter 11 debtor in In re The Flintkote Company (Bankr. Del.)

Represented Prestige Communications of NC, Inc. and its affiliates in their successful, complete defense of litigation involving $800 million fraudulent conveyance claim brought by the liquidating trustee in In re Adelphia Communications Corp. (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented a multi-national electronics manufacturer in its defense of multi-million-dollar preference actions brought by the debtors in In re Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va.), In re Ultimate Acquisition Partners, LP (Bankr. D. Del.), and In re Tweeter Opco, LLC (Bankr. D. Del.)

Prepared expert opinion on legal issues related to Georgia fraudulent conveyance law on behalf of party in a major international arbitration

Director & Officer Representations

Represented former directors and officers of Implant Sciences Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.)

Represented former directors and officers of Adeptus Health (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)

Debtor Representations

Represented Global Brokerage, Inc. in connection with its prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and subsequent out-of-court restructuring (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented alternative biofuel company as Chapter 11 debtor in In re KIOR, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.)

Represented Atherogenics, Inc. in connection with its bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)

Distressed Acquisitions

Represented entertainment producer in connection with its acquisition of The Walking Dead video game franchise and related assets out of an assignment for the benefit of creditors

Represented Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. in its $135 million acquisition through 363 sales process of Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.) – Large Company Turnaround of the Year in 2013-2014 for the Southeast Region of the Turnaround Management Association

Represented Arris Real Estate Partners in connection with its acquisition of student housing complex in San Antonio, Texas (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)

Represented the debtor in a multi-million dollar 363 sale of assets in the Chapter 11 case of In re Propex, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)

Represented Southeastern Grocers, Inc. in multiple acquisitions and sales of more than 60 grocery stores

Creditor Representations

Representing Coca-Cola in connection with the Perkins & Marie Calender's bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Del.)

Representing major credit card processor in numerous bankruptcy cases

Represented top 5 largest single-family homeowner in connection with its efforts to revamp its internal compliance program, including bankruptcy-related compliance matters

Represented Carter's, Inc., the largest non-toy supplier in In re Toys R’ Us (Bankr. E.D. Va.)

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and its affiliates to protect their interests in numerous bankruptcy cases, including In re ERG Intermediate Holdings, LLC (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)

Represented Godman Sachs Realty Management lender in Chapter 11 single-asset real-estate bankruptcy case involving $40 million in notes secured by office park development in In re Lichtin/Wade, LLC (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)

Represented major television supplier in In re Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)

Represented manufacturer of solar panels in In re New York Light Energy, LLC (Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)

Represented unsecured creditors regarding their substantial claims in In re Chrysler LLC (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), In re Eastman Kodak (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), and In re Lyondell Chemical Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented landlords and tenants in numerous bankruptcy cases, including In re Breitburn Energy (S.D.N.Y.), In re Nortel Networks (Bankr. D. Del.), In re Lyondell Chemical Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), and In re Dewey LeBoeuf LLP (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented a major mortgage servicer in defense of foreclosure-related litigation and bankruptcy-related government investigations

Matters

Insolvency-Related Litigation

Representing Citibank and its affiliates in their defense of alleged fraudulent transfer, improper liquidation, and contract claims brought by Chapter 11 trustee in the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Md.)

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Representing Chinese bankruptcy administrator in first-of-its-kind litigation in the United States against the debtor's former parent company and officers and directors and obtaining $10 million judgment (N.D. Ga.)

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Matters

Insolvency-Related Litigation

Representing Citibank and its affiliates in their defense of alleged fraudulent transfer, improper liquidation, and contract claims brought by Chapter 11 trustee in the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Md.)

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Representing Chinese bankruptcy administrator in first-of-its-kind litigation in the United States against the debtor's former parent company and officers and directors and obtaining $10 million judgment (N.D. Ga.)

Representing guarantors of office tower financing facility in defense of claims asserted by mezzanine lender.

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with its role as collateral agent for certain priority guaranty notes in In re iHeartMedia (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)

Represented Triangle Capital Corporation in defeating lender liability claims asserted by second-lien lenders in connection with the bankruptcy case of CRS Reprocessing, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented SunTrust Bank, as former second lien collateral agent and letter of credit lender, to protect its rights and defeat threatened litigation in the La Paloma Generating Company bankruptcy case (Bankr. Del.)

Represented Citibank in defense of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee’s motion to obtain standing in the Sabine Oil & Gas bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited in its defense and settlement of alleged fraudulent conveyance litigation, with alleged damages exceeding $1 billion, brought by the Chapter 11 debtor in In re The Flintkote Company (Bankr. Del.)

Represented Prestige Communications of NC, Inc. and its affiliates in their successful, complete defense of litigation involving $800 million fraudulent conveyance claim brought by the liquidating trustee in In re Adelphia Communications Corp. (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented a multi-national electronics manufacturer in its defense of multi-million-dollar preference actions brought by the debtors in In re Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va.), In re Ultimate Acquisition Partners, LP (Bankr. D. Del.), and In re Tweeter Opco, LLC (Bankr. D. Del.)

Prepared expert opinion on legal issues related to Georgia fraudulent conveyance law on behalf of party in a major international arbitration

Director & Officer Representations

Represented former directors and officers of Implant Sciences Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.)

Represented former directors and officers of Adeptus Health (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)

Debtor Representations

Represented Global Brokerage, Inc. in connection with its prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and subsequent out-of-court restructuring (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented alternative biofuel company as Chapter 11 debtor in In re KIOR, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.)

Represented Atherogenics, Inc. in connection with its bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)

Distressed Acquisitions

Represented entertainment producer in connection with its acquisition of The Walking Dead video game franchise and related assets out of an assignment for the benefit of creditors

Represented Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. in its $135 million acquisition through 363 sales process of Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.) – Large Company Turnaround of the Year in 2013-2014 for the Southeast Region of the Turnaround Management Association

Represented Arris Real Estate Partners in connection with its acquisition of student housing complex in San Antonio, Texas (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)

Represented the debtor in a multi-million dollar 363 sale of assets in the Chapter 11 case of In re Propex, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)

Represented Southeastern Grocers, Inc. in multiple acquisitions and sales of more than 60 grocery stores

Creditor Representations

Representing Coca-Cola in connection with the Perkins & Marie Calender's bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Del.)

Representing major credit card processor in numerous bankruptcy cases

Represented top 5 largest single-family homeowner in connection with its efforts to revamp its internal compliance program, including bankruptcy-related compliance matters

Represented Carter's, Inc., the largest non-toy supplier in In re Toys R’ Us (Bankr. E.D. Va.)

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and its affiliates to protect their interests in numerous bankruptcy cases, including In re ERG Intermediate Holdings, LLC (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)

Represented Godman Sachs Realty Management lender in Chapter 11 single-asset real-estate bankruptcy case involving $40 million in notes secured by office park development in In re Lichtin/Wade, LLC (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)

Represented major television supplier in In re Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)

Represented manufacturer of solar panels in In re New York Light Energy, LLC (Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)

Represented unsecured creditors regarding their substantial claims in In re Chrysler LLC (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), In re Eastman Kodak (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), and In re Lyondell Chemical Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented landlords and tenants in numerous bankruptcy cases, including In re Breitburn Energy (S.D.N.Y.), In re Nortel Networks (Bankr. D. Del.), In re Lyondell Chemical Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), and In re Dewey LeBoeuf LLP (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

Represented a major mortgage servicer in defense of foreclosure-related litigation and bankruptcy-related government investigations

Credentials

J.D., University of Iowa, with distinction

B.A., Economics, Furman University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section

Structured Finance Network

Turnaround Management Association