John D. “Jack” Molino is an attorney in the Bankruptcy Law practice in the New York office of DHC. He primarily represents corporate debtors in all stages of complex restructuring transactions, including prepackaged, prearranged, and traditional Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and distressed acquisitions, with a concentration on debtor side/management representation. Jack has a broad range of bankruptcy experience across a number of industries, including automotive, cryptocurrency, pharmaceutical, retail, real estate, media and telecommunications, and financial services.
Jack adds value for distressed corporate Chapter 11 debtors through seasoned, exceptional judgment and a unique ability to work together with opposing parties to form a consensus to resolve matters. Extremely creative, smart, and hard-working, clients often find Jack is easy to work with, a great problem solver whose deal-oriented approach is collaborative and productive.
- Chapter 11 of a multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical company, successfully drafted first-day motions and orders as well as the first-day declaration. Drafted adversary complaint disputing, among other things, the nature, extent, and validity of secured lienholders and avoiding unperfected claims for the benefit of the estate.
- Represented an insurer in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy; relied upon to handle discovery efforts, including drafting the bulk of the discovery responses and interrogatories.
- Counsel to aircraft lessor in Avianca’s recent bankruptcy case.
- Coordinated the dissolution of a multi-national food distributor’s U.S. subsidiary entity. Completed forms and other legally binding documents with authorization from the parent company to wind down and eventually close its New Jersey office. Assisted with court liquidation. Negotiated with creditors to determine and settle the value of each claim.
- Advised multimillion-dollar media giant on the positive and negative outcomes following a lendee filing for bankruptcy. Performed review of and diligence for loan agreements, UCCs, and cross-collateralization.
- Drafted “true sale” risk opinion in connection with M&A and financial transactions.
- Advise clients on the U.S. Bankruptcy Code’s safe harbor provisions and Bankruptcy Chapter 5 powers.
Prior to joining DHC, Jack began his career at Curtis Mallet, before moving to O’Melveny. Some of his responsibilities included drafting pleadings, appearing at hearings, and advising clients. Jack received a full scholarship to attend St. John’s University School of Law, worked on the school’s Law Review, and received the Dean’s Award for Excellence. He enjoys boating, civics and baseball and maintains membership in:
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- INSOL International
- Turnaround Management Association
“Local Bankruptcy Rules: District of Columbia,” with Peter Friedman, Practical Law Practice Note w-034-8420 (2022)