Hank Baer is the head of our Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganizations practice, and focuses on complex financial transactions involving companies in financial distress. Mr. Baer has significant experience representing buyers and sellers of assets in distressed situations, lenders at all levels of the capital structure, equity participants, retained professionals, and Boards of Directors of insolvent companies and of companies in or near financial or operational crisis. Throughout his career, Mr. Baer has represented clients in a broad cross-section of industries in cases throughout the United States. He has written extensively on the reorganization process and frequently appears on panels and at conferences.
Recent transactions include the representation of:
Prior to joining Finn Dixon & Herling, Mr. Baer was a member of the Insolvency group at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York.
“Debtor-in-Possession Financing: Funding a Chapter 11 Case,” contributing author, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute, 2012. Click Here to purchase a copy of the book.
"Intercreditor Agreements: Is a Sale Process Different from the Sale?", The Secured Lender, Commercial Finance Association (View Article)
Second Circuit Update, Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware Judge Finds That Intercreditor Agreement Permits Second Lien Lenders to Object to Sale Process But Not to Sale Itself
Does the Madoff Trustee Have a Claim Against You? Lessons From In re Bayou Group, LLC, December 22, 2008
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Files For Protection Under Chapter 11; Several European Subsidiaries Placed In Administration By UK Regulators
Supreme Court Decision on Stamp Tax Exemptions Could Have Meaningful Impact on Value in 363 Sales
Executive Compensation under Amendments to the Code – New York Law Journal, Vol. 237
Panelist, 2017 International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Panelist, "Leveraged Buyout Transactions Challenged in Bankruptcy; Litigating Fraudulent Transfer Claims Against Lenders, Equity Purchasers and Shareholders," Webinar (Click here for course material)
Panel Co-Chair, "Deal Trends, Current Terms, and Recent Developments in 363 Sales," American Bar Association Annual Spring Meeting, Business Law Section (Click here for course material)
Moderator, "Distressed Transactions and Value Opportunities," 2011 Leadership in the Distressed Markets Conference
Panelist, "Acquiring Corporate Assets Out of Bankruptcy," The Distressed Debt Conference New York City
Panelist, "Maximizing Value of Distressed Assets"
Panelist, "Successfully Managing Portfolio Companies Through the Re-Structuring Process," 2010 Leadership in the Distressed Markets Conference
How to Restructure Balance Sheets in 2009 (Hear presentation)
Bankruptcy Fundamentals: What Every Client Wants (Needs) To Know About Bankruptcy (View presentation)
Buying and Selling the Distressed Small Business, Connecticut Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Connecticut Bar Association
New York Bar Association
American Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association