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Mr. Levy’s recent clients include a number of money center and regional banks and Real Estate Investment Trusts.  He is a director of several companies, including two bank holding companies, and has been a director of a $3 billion international copier distribution company, a major healthcare company and a large REIT whose shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  He has recently been successful on behalf of an equity committee in major litigation in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, defeating the plans of large institutional note holders to wipe out the interests of shareholders.

He began his insolvency practice in 1973, when he represented a debtor in the largest individual Chapter 11 proceeding filed to that date, involving the ultimately successful reorganization of some $500 million in debt.  Since then, he has been involved as lead counsel in hundreds of major insolvency matters, in and out of court, including the reorganization of Senior Corp., a $1 billion REIT, Continental Bank, Hawkeye Bancorporation, a 36-bank, $2 billion Iowa bank holding company, Danka Business Systems plc., Ventas and Vencor and numerous others.

In 1961,
Mr. Levy argued Radiant Burners v. Peoples Gas, Light & Coke Company, 364 U.S. 656, before the United States Supreme Court.  He has argued and tried numerous cases as principal attorney in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth US Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Mr. Levy has argued significant legal issues in state and federal trial courts as well as in bankruptcy courts in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Francisco.