Gregory T. Donilon
Gregory T. (“Greg”) Donilon is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department. He also serves as the responsible partner for the firm’s Delaware office. Greg’s practice is focused on business restructuring, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, as well as commercial litigation.
Greg has extensive experience in all aspects of financial restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware and other jurisdictions and represents corporate debtors, official and ad hoc creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, asset purchasers, landlords, lease and contract parties, liquidation and litigation trustees, plan administrators and other parties in interest. Greg regularly represents parties as lead or Delaware co-counsel in bankruptcy cases and his experience extends across numerous industries, including retail, manufacturing, gas and oil, auto, alternative energy, commercial real estate, entertainment and hospitality, financial, and media and publishing.
Greg also represents clients in commercial litigation in Delaware state and federal courts and bankruptcy-related litigation in Delaware and other jurisdictions, including preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions, claims objections, and collection and turnover actions.
Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Greg served as a partner at a Wilmington, Delaware law firm where he represented a broad range of clients, including creditors and debtors, in bankruptcy and litigation matters.
Greg received his J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law where he was a Senior Editor of the American University Law Review. He graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
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- Represented CBS Broadcasting Inc. in successful opposition to proposed sealing of auto theft report data in the Hertz Corporation chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
- Mentioned in, “Hertz Can’t Seal Most Police Report Info In Ch. 11 Case,” Law360, February 2022
- Mentioned in, “CBS Seeks Ch. 11 Voice In Hertz False Arrest Doc Fight,” Law360, January 2022
- Representing the Plaintiff in Insys Liquidation Trust v. McKesson Corporation in Delaware, including prevailing against a motion to dismiss
- Mentioned in, “Critical Vendor Status Is No Defense to a Preference Claim,” Bill Rochelle’s Daily Wire, July 2021
Creditors/Lease and Contract Parties
Greg regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, landlords and contract parties in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including: Southern Foods Groups, LLC; John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc.; Chino’s Holdings, Inc.; SFP Franchise Corporation; White Star Petroleum Holdings, LLC; The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC; Sears Holding Corporation; Sports Authority Holdings, Inc.; RadioShack Corporation; ALCO Stores, Inc.; Haggen Holdings, LLC; Samson Resources Corporation; Energy Future Holdings Corporation; EWGS Intermediary, LLC; Appvion, Inc.; NewPage Corporation; A123 Systems; Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.; Verso Corporation; The Tribune Company; ALCO Stores, Inc.; AFA Investment Inc.; GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Boscov’s; Six Flags, Inc.; Fresh and Easy, LLC; and Winn-Dixie.
Greg has represented official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity holders, including in the following bankruptcy cases: Pyxus International, Inc.; API Americas Inc.; Local Insight Media Holdings, Inc.; Los Angeles Dodgers; and Capmark Financial Group Inc.
Greg has represented numerous corporate debtors across a wide range of industries, including in the following cases: Hancock Fabrics, Inc.; Orion Refining Corporation; The Thaxton Group, Inc.; Oakwood Homes Corporation; Delta Petroleum Corporation; Triple Crown Media, Inc.; BT Tires Group Holding, LLC; Tallygenicom, L.P.; The Glass Group, Inc.; Astropower, Inc.; Von Weise Inc.; The Maple Dale Country Club, Inc.; and Byers Electrical Construction LLC.
Secured Lenders/Asset Purchasers/Equity Holders
Greg has represented secured lenders, asset purchasers and equity holders in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including: Medley, LLC; Lucky’s Market Parent Company, LLC; Toys “R” Us, Inc.; The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC; Last Call Guarantor, LLC; Premium Transportation Services, Inc.; Ritz Camera Centers, Inc.; MIG, LLC; and Security National Properties Funding III, LLC.
Greg has represented trustees and plan administrators, including in the following bankruptcy cases: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.; Willowood USA Holdings, LLC; Centerstone Linen Services, LLC; Jevic Holding Corporation; Orion Refining Corporation; Oakwood Homes Corporation; Delta Petroleum Corporation; and The Glass Group, Inc.
Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings
Greg regularly defends companies and individuals in bankruptcy adversary proceedings, including in the following bankruptcy cases: Exide Holdings, Inc.; Dean Foods Company; Fred’s, Inc.; J&M Sales, Inc.; Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc.; DuraFiber Technologies Inc.; Limited Stores Company, LLC; Gordmans Stores, Inc.; Outer Harbor Terminal, LLC; Exide Technologies; Furniture Brand International, Inc.; Vertis Holdings, Inc.; Eastman Kodak Company; OES Brokerage Services, LLC; and Midway Games.
- Mentioned, “Hertz Can’t Seal Most Police Report Info In Ch. 11 Case,” Law360, February 2022
- Mentioned, “CBS Seeks Ch. 11 Voice In Hertz False Arrest Doc Fight,” Law360, January 2022
- Mentioned, “Quinn Emanuel Can’t Escape Insys Ch. 11. Suit Over Payments,” Law360, October 2021
- Co-author, “Virus Relief Bill Could Harm Lending, Collections Landscape,” Law360, September 2020
- Co-author, “Proposed HEROES Act Poses Great Risks to Those Extending Credit or Attempting to Collect on a Debt,” August 2020
- Author, “Delaware Governor Signs Stay at Home Order to Confront the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic,” March 2020
- Philadelphia Business Journal “Best of the Bar”, 2021
- Atlas Award for Retail Stores Services Turnaround of the Year, Turnaround Management Awards, 2010
- Middle Market Financing Award for Retail Manufacturing/Distribution and Goods/Services Sector, M&A Advisor Awards, 2009
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- Delaware State Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Asset Sales Committee
- Volo Third Circuit Appellate Opinion Summary Editor
- Turnaround Management Association
- Guardian Ad Litem, The Family Court of the State of Delaware
- American University, Washington College of Law
- Georgetown University
Quinn Emanuel Can’t Escape Insys Ch. 11 Suit Over Payments
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP can’t dodge a suit filed in Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s Ch. 11 case over $90,000 paid to the firm just before the bankruptcy filing, a Delaware […]
Jeremy D. Mishkin and Gregory T. Donilon Selected to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar”
Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Jeremy D. Mishkin and Gregory T. Donilon have been selected to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers. The […]
Virus Relief Bill Could Harm Lending, Collections Landscape
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the U.S., Congress may potentially alter the legal landscape for creditors and debtors. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 6800 — the Health […]
Proposed HEROES Act Poses Great Risks to Those Extending Credit or Attempting to Collect on a Debt
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the United States, Congress is in the process of altering the legal landscape for creditors and debtors. The House […]