Kalman Ochs is a restructuring and insolvency special counsel resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1995 and became special counsel in 2005.
Mr. Ochs is involved in numerous in-court and out-of-court restructurings and the rehabilitation of financially distressed businesses. He has experience representing chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees, significant individual creditors, lenders and parties seeking to invest in and/or acquire the assets of financially troubled companies.
Some of the companies he has represented in restructuring matters include Bill's Dollar Stores; McCrory Corporation; Donnkenny, Inc.; and Salant Corporation. He has represented creditors' committees, significant creditors or third-party purchasers in chapter 11 cases or section 304 proceedings of companies such as 1515 Broadway Associates, L.P.; Bridge Information Systems, Inc.; Heilig Meyers Company; Just For Feet, Inc.; Kaiser Aluminum Corporation; Sun Healthcare Group and UAL Corporation.
His representations of a variety of significant creditors, lenders and third-party acquirers in restructuring situations include Ameritrade Holding Corporation; Bank of America Securities; Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.; Brookfield Financial Properties, L.P.; GoldenTree Asset Management; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; and Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Ochs has served as Secretary of the Committee on Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and has co-authored several articles on bankruptcy related topics.
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
New York; New Jersey; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of New Jersey