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Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

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Managing Partners: Michael L Tuchin; Thomas E Patterson; David A Fidler
Number of partners: 12
Number of other lawyers: 6

Firm Overview:
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern is a national, boutique law firm that specializes in business reorganizations, corporate insolvency, commercial litigation, bankruptcy related asset acquisitions, bankruptcy litigation and appellate advocacy, expert witness services in the bankruptcy field and corporate transactions. KTB&S represents debtors, creditors, equity holders, committees, trustees, landlords, potential acquirers of assets, and other parties with interests in financially distressed businesses. The members of KTB&S have decades of experience practicing in the bankruptcy field, and are actively involved in teaching and writing. KTB&S’s lawyers are headquartered in Los Angeles, California, but regularly handle matters and appear in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. KTB&S is widely recognized as a national leader in its field

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Debtors:

Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC: Represented Woodbridge Group of Companies and its affiliated debtors in their Delaware chapter 11 cases, arising from a Ponzi scheme that raised over $1 billion from over 10,000 investors nationwide; successfully confirmed chapter 11 plan. Continues to represent post-confirmation entities
Open Road Films, LLC: Serves as bankruptcy counsel for Open Road Films and affiliates, a film distribution and licensing company, in connection with company’s Delaware chapter 11 cases; successfully completed section 363 sale
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc: Served as bankruptcy counsel to this national leading specialty retailer; successfully confirmed a chapter 11 reorganization plan
Jefferson County, Alabama: Served as lead bankruptcycounsel to this municipal debtor in confirming a chapter 9 plan of adjustment, restructuring over $4 billion in municipal debt, one of the largest such restructurings in US history
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) et al: Served as bankruptcy co-counsel to MGM and approximately 160 of its affiliates in connection with their pre-packaged chapter 11 cases
Thorpe Insulation Company: Serves as special appellate counsel to Thorpe in connection with over 30 appeals stemming from Thorpe’s mass asbestos chapter 11 case
Washington Mutual, Inc./WMI Liquidating Trust: Served as litigation counsel for chapter 11 debtor holding company for major banking institution seized by the FDIC

Bondholders & Other Creditors:
■ NextEra Energy and its affiliates:
Represents NextEra Energy, one of the largest electric power and energy infrastructure companies in North America, in connection with PG&E’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case
The Weinstein Company: Represents Netflix, Inc., as film and television content licensee, in the chapter 11 case of The Weinstein Company and its sale of substantially all of its assets to Lantern Capital
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Represents Bettina Whyte, as agent for The Puerto Rico Urgent Interest Fund Corporation (COFINA) in the PROMESA Title III Case for Puerto Rico with respect to the rights of COFINIA bondholders to sales taxes pledged to secure approximately $17 billion of bonds
Relativity Media, LLC: Represents Netflix, Inc., as content licensee, in the heavily-contested chapter 11 case of the Relativity, a ‘mini-major’ Hollywood studio ■ CORE Media: Represented the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders of AOG Entertainment (producer of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘American Idol’) in negotiating the terms of a restructuring support agreement and a chapter 11 plan of reorganization
Suzuki Motor Corporation: Represented this large publicly-traded Japanese corporation as the largest creditor in the chapter 11 case of its US subsidiary, American Suzuki Motor Corporation
MPM Silicones, LLC , et al. (Momentive PerformanceMaterials): Represented official committee of unsecured creditors for one of the world’s largest producers of silicones and silicone derivatives
Cerberus Capital Management and its affiliates: Represented (and continues to represent) these entities as creditors in bankruptcy cases nationwide, including Sizmek (leading online advertising campaign management and distribution platform), The Limited (multichannel retailer), Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. (owners and operators of the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurant chains), Natrol, Inc. et al. (manufacturer of nutritional and dietary supplements)
 ■ Physiotherapy Holdings Inc.: Represented bondholder group in the pre-packaged chapter 11 cases of national providers of outpatient rehabilitation therapy
Viacom and its affiliates (including Paramount Pictures): Represented these entertainment companies in bankruptcy cases across the country, including Circuit City, Kmart, Linens n’ Things and Lodgenet

Equity Holders:
■ BCBG Max Azria:
Represented Max Azria and Lubov Azria, founders and shareholders of the iconic fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA
■ 203 North LaSalle Street Limited Partnership and related entities: Represented investors under chapter 11 reorganization plan on remand from the US Supreme Court; subsequent plan successfully confirmed
■ President Casinos, Inc.: Represented an official committee of equity holders in the chapter 11 cases of a St Louis based riverboat casino

Other Representations:
Samson Energy Company, LLC: Represents Samson Energy Company and related defendants in multi-billion dollar fraudulent transfer litigation arising out of bankruptcy case of Samson Resources Corporation
Tribune Company: Served as co-counsel to partner Kenneth N Klee, court-appointed examiner in the chapter 11 cases of Tribune Company et.al. regarding a series of LBOs involving over $12 billion
Enron Creditors Recovery Corp.: Served as lead counsel for the Enron estate in the so-called ‘Mega- Claims’ litigation against Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and related parties. This litigation was resolved successfully, resulting in recovery by the estate of almost $1.7 billion in cash and waivers in excess of $4.5 billion in claims
IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.: Represents Alfred H Siegel, the chapter 7 trustee of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc., holding company for the former IndyMac Bank, F.S.B
Circuit City Liquidating Trust/Radio Shack Liquidating Trust: Represents the trustees as the plaintiff in multi-hundred million dollar antitrust actions against technology manufacturers
GGW Brands et al. (Girls Gone Wild): Represented R Todd Neilson, chapter 11 trustee for this adult entertainment producer and distributor
Dewey & LeBoeuf: Served as counsel to a large group of former partners in connection with the bankruptcy case of this former multinational law firm
Gene Douglas and Carlos A Morales: Succeeded in obtaining a 20-judge opinion declaring DOMA unconstitutional on behalf of same sex married debtors