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Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring attorneys have very significant experience representing Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors. 

Following is a partial list of committees we have represented or currently represent:

  • Indiana Steel and Tube, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re SENCORP, et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • In re BPI Energy, Inc., et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re Willemsen Dairy, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re M&S Precision, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re The Austin Company, et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re Superb Sound, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Cooker Restaurant Corporation, et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • In re Genesis Worldwide, Inc., et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • In re Amcast Automotive of Indiana, Inc. et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Auburn Foundry, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • In re Arvinyl Metal Laminates, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Burlington Motor Carriers, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Continental Steel Corporation, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Excalibur Steel Corp., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • In re Kiel Bros Oil, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re PennMark Corporation, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Temperature Systems, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Bush Leasing, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • In re Frazier Engineering, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • In re Dygert Seating, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • In re Visible Solutions, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re C-n-D Industries, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court t for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re Mississippi River Corporation, LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Representative Experience

  • In re SENCORP, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Ice Miller represented the Committee and currently represents the Post-Consummation Committee and the Liquidating Trust Administrator in all matters to complete this liquidating case, including completion of the claims resolution process, the preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions, and other recovery litigation.
  • In re The Austin Company, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio: Ice Miller represented the Committee in substantially increasing the sale price for the debtors’ assets to provide significantly greater potential for recovery for the general unsecured creditors of the Austin Company and related debtors.
  • In re Cooker Restaurant Corporation, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Ice Miller won a multi-million dollar arbitration decision in favor of the Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Cooker Restaurant against a former officer of the company, in a dispute involving breach of contract.
  • In re Genesis Worldwide, Inc., et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Ice Miller represented the Committee and served as co-counsel for Genesis in prosecution of a fraudulent transfer action to recover assets in the pre‑bankruptcy acquisition of a competitor for the benefit of unsecured creditors of Genesis.
  • Counsel to one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers and Chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Suntech America, Inc. et al. Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, holding a claim of more than $143 million.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 filing of a newly developed $160 million New York hotel and condominium building, resulting in a 100% recovery for unsecured creditors.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in Select Nutrition Distributors, Inc., et al., the then third largest distributor of health supplements in the country, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in Hibbard Brown (a “penny stock” brokerage bankruptcy firm with more than $100 million in stock fraud and manipulation claims) in the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in the Gilbert Robinson, Inc., G/R/ Holding Corp., Inc. (the Houlihan’s restaurants case), a $200 million Chapter 11 proceeding in the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in Dreis and Krump Manufacturing Company, a mass tort/product liability case in the Northern District of Illinois that culminated in a confirmed plan patterned after the Piper Aircraft present and future claims trusts, garnering national press.
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in Berk and Berk (unsecured creditors received a 100 percent dividend in a successfully reorganized Chapter 11 case after the restructuring of more than $30 million in HUD secured debt).
  • Counsel for special committees such as the Ad Hoc Committee of All Present and Former Employees of Kiwi International Air Lines, Inc., an organized group of approximately 250 founding employee shareholders of KIWI International Air Lines, Inc. in the District of New Jersey, and Counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of Certain Equity Security Holders of Mega-C Power Corporation, in the District of Nevada, representing the interests of more than 100 investors in a contested plan confirmation hearing, competing plan litigation and related adversary proceedings.
  • Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc., et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan, Case No. 20-00325, represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (representing the interests of thousands of customers and creditors of the bankrupt payroll processing company) in a massive check kiting scheme involving multiple national banks, and hundreds of millions of dollars in kiting, asserted bank overdraft liabilities exceeding $142 million and other claims.  
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the jointly-administered chapter 11 cases of Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc., et al.
  • 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.
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