Stores liquidating trust
Administrative expenses were underestimated at plan confirmation, jeopardizing recovery to priority claimants.C&H’s work to date has achieved recoveries not anticipated at confirmation that will result in full payment to administrative and priority creditors and will likely fund an unanticipated distribution to general unsecured creditors before the case closes.Some of our more significant engagements include: Liquidation of 200 store grocery chain, with ultimate distribution to creditors of 62.6% exceeding the projection of 43% -57%.Resolved over 70% of trade vendor claims prior to first incremental distribution.Migrated IT from corporate mainframe, resolved personal injury claims and terminated employee benefit plans and complex insurance programs.Achieved recovery rate of 98.06% against projection of 60-68%.Assisted pre-confirmation with plan development and liquidation analysis for U. Completing wind-down of multi-campus career colleges, including claims resolution, asset recovery and other administrative work.Has involved preparation of tax returns in over 20 states, termination of benefit plans and conducting investigation into retained causes of action to potentially pursue director and officer liability claims or litigation to enhance creditor recoveries.
Prepared required periodic SEC filings including 10Qs and 10Ks.Served as court appointed disbursing agent for distribution of fund, created as a carve out from the DIP lenders’ cash collateral, for the benefit of over 200 claimants holding valid 503 (b)(9) claims and claims for unpaid administrative rent in an administratively insolvent Chapter 11 case.Developed a claims solicitation and reconciliation process that was integrated into the final DIP order.Implemented the approved program, resolved claims and made pro-rata distributions to allowed claimants within 2 ½ months of appointment.
Resolved all claims and made final distribution within 12 months of appointment at recovery rate at high end of estimated range for liquidation of this national retail drug store chain, despite understatement of several significant liabilities in projections.
Assisted counsel and management team to resolve surety bond issues related to multi-family residential projects in various stages of construction in which the Liquidating Trust retained an interest.