The Morris James bankruptcy team has been recognized by M&A Advisor "Consumer Staples of the Year" for its work on the sale of Le Pain Quotidien. Partners Jeff Waxman and Eric Monzo along with Counsel Brya Keilson served as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to the estate of PQ New York, Inc and its affiliated debtors.
PQ New York and its affiliated entities were a chain of bakeries and grab-and-go restaurants with almost one hundred locations. The team then aided in the negotiation of a sale of substantially all of the Debtors’ assets on a going-concern basis that resulted in the preservation of jobs and yielded a combination of cash and significant causes of action to be deposited in trust to pursue on behalf of the bankruptcy estates through a Chapter 11 plan process. The efforts within this deal showcase the adroitness and proficiency of the bankruptcy team.
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Morris James is honored to to be among the 17 firms recognized by M&A this year.