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Gregory T. Donilon
Wilmington Office

1105 North Market Street
15th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

P: 302-504-7805
F: 302-504-7820

Biography

Gregory T. (“Greg”) Donilon is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department and a member of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice group.  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.

Selected Representations

Creditors/Lease and Contract Parties

Greg regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, landlords and contract parties in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including:  White Star Petroleum Holdings, LLC; The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC; Sears Holding Corporation; Sports Authority Holdings, Inc.; RadioShack Corporation; 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.

Creditor Committees 

Greg has represented official and ad hoc committees of creditors, including in the following bankruptcy cases: Local Insight Media Holdings, Inc.; Los Angeles Dodgers; and Capmark Financial Group Inc.

Debtors

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:  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.

Trustees/Plan Administrators

Greg has represented trustees and plan administrators, including in the following bankruptcy cases:  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:  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.

Honors & Awards

  • 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

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Asset Sales Committee
    • Volo Third Circuit Appellate Opinion Summary Editor
  • Turnaround Management Association

Academic Achievements

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.