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Alyson M. Fiedler is a partner in Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. She has been involved in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases in recent years, having served as counsel to creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, fiduciaries and other interested parties. She has earned a national reputation among clients and peers for being a seasoned and skilled insolvency litigator with the right balance of tenacity, poise and professionalism. This balance enables her to succeed through litigation or consensual negotiations, even amidst the most heated and contested of environments. 

In addition to handling highly contested insolvency and creditors’ rights matters on a national platform, Alyson is often called upon by fiduciaries, debtors, senior management and boards of directors of financially troubled companies to provide advice with respect to “in-court” and “out-of-court” restructuring strategies. Alyson regularly advises lenders and other interested parties on financings and other strategic commercial transactions, including pre- and post-bankruptcy investments and acquisitions. 

Alyson has received national awards for her writing, has long been recognized in New York and New Jersey Lawyers for bankruptcy and received the highest rating from her peers in Martindale-Hubbell.  She serves as special projects leader for the Secured Credit Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, served as newsletter editor and listserve facilitator of the Bankruptcy Tax Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of various restructuring associations.

Alyson earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as an articles and notes editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and judicial extern for the Honorable Dorothy Eisenberg, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York. She graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and fine arts.

Alyson is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, including the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
 
Reported and Representative Cases
Creditor Representations
  • Counsel to one of the largest vendors to Toys “R” Us, actively serving on the ad hoc merchandise vendors’ group in Toys “R” Us’ chapter 11 case and negotiating the resolution of more than $800 million in unpaid administrative claims.
  • Counsel to First Manhattan Development REIT in connection with its $106 million loan secured by a New York apartment building in the 785 Partners, LLC case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, obtaining a full recovery, including title to the building and a multi-million dollar cash payment.
  • Counsel to prominent commercial landlord and exclusive broker in various retail chapter 11 cases, including Claire’s, Payless, Aeropostale, RadioShack and Ashley Stuart, among others. 
  • Counsel to architectural firm in connection with the Chapter 11 filing of Shelbourne North Water Street, L.P involving the Chicago Spire.
  • Counsel to trade creditors in connection with chapter 11 case of GT Advanced Technologies and related preference defense.
  • Counsel to the Note-A Senior Lenders in the workout of a $124 million loan facility secured by one of the largest luxury condominium developments in Orlando, Florida.
  • Counsel to counterparties to repurchase agreement and other financing arrangements in MF Global and Lehman Brothers’ chapter 11 bankruptcies and SIPA proceedings.
  • Counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in connection with its secured loans to hospitals filed in In re TLC and Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester.
  • Counsel to national bank in connection with Mortgage Lenders Network USA’s substantial serving obligations in excess of $1 billion.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs subsidiary in connection with various telecommunication license agreements, non-residential real property leases, hotel accommodation services agreements, and preference defense in Worldcom, EXDS Communications, Global Crossing, Northwest Airlines, and Delta Airline.
Committee Representations
  • Counsel to one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers and Chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 case of Suntech America, Inc., holding a claim of more than $143 million.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 filing of Waterscape Resort, LLC, a newly developed $160 million New York hotel and condominium building, resulting in a 100% recovery for unsecured creditors.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of EnCap Golf Holdings, a complex brownfield remediation and development project, with more than $1 billion in filed claims and nearly $300 million in secured debt, involving hundreds of acres in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
  • Counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of Certain Equity Security Holders of Mega-C Power Corporation, representing the interests of more than 100 investors in a contested plan confirmation hearing, competing plan litigation and related adversary proceedings.
Debtor, Fiduciary, and Other Restructuring Representations
  • Counsel to certain post-confirmation trusts created under and prior to the enactment of section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Counsel to provider of liability coverage in various Diocesan chapter 11 cases.
  • Counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee and subsequently appointed Liquidating Trustee in Liberty State Benefits of Delaware, Inc., one of the most egregious Ponzi Scheme cases pending in the District of Delaware, involving four affiliating companies and hundreds of defrauded investors in numerous jurisdictions that culminated in a successful plan confirmation in late 2014.
  • Counsel to China Natural Gas, Inc. in its complex, multinational Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of New York, seeking to restructure nearly $100 million in asserted claims.
  • Counsel to privately held $225 million exotic, high-end vehicle financing and leasing company in virtually all aspects of its business, creditors’ rights and restructuring.
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