GMSR successfully defends bankruptcy court order confirming Chapter 11 reorganization plan on appeal

In re Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc. (2013) 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112105 (United States District Court for the Central District of California). After the U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that required a majority block of the debtor-in-possession’s insider equity shareholders to sell portions of their shares to the reorganized company, they appealed to the U.S. District Court, arguing that the bankruptcy court did not undertake a proper valuation of the company and that they were entitled to greater payment for their insider equity interests. The reorganized company retained GMSR to defend the bankruptcy court’s ruling on appeal to the District Court. Working jointly with counsel for the confirmed plan’s sponsors, GMSR obtained an affirmance of the confirmation order.