Bae Is Second Bankruptcy Partner to Join NY Practice in Six Months

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that John
has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in its Business
Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice
. He joins
the firm from Baker Botts. Bae is the second lawyer added to this
practice group in recent months – Thompson Hine welcomed
David S. Forsh
to the New York bankruptcy practice in October.

“John complements our growing New York bankruptcy practice,” said Todd
E. Mason, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office. “His addition
further strengthens the already deep expertise of the firm’s Business
Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice group by
augmenting our capability to represent clients in complex
restructurings, both in and out of court, as well as in domestic and
international insolvency proceedings.”

Bae has over 30 years of transactional and litigation experience in
corporate restructurings. He represents key constituencies in complex
and litigious chapter 11 cases and has extensive experience representing
both debtors and creditors in restructurings involving mass torts and
distressed commercial real estate. Bae regularly advises boards of
directors of distressed companies as well as administrators of foreign
companies in insolvency proceedings. He has broad experience across
multiple industries and has represented clients in a number of
high-profile matters, including representing an ad hoc committee of a
group of second lien noteholders in the Caesars Entertainment Operating
Company bankruptcy case and representing a group of bondholders in the
GM bankruptcy case.

“I was attracted to the numerous practice and client synergies
throughout Thompson Hine,” said Bae. “The firm’s recent expansion of its
bankruptcy practice in New York was a draw, and its innovative service
delivery model and dedication to delivering exceptional value to clients
is impressive. I am confident that my clients will greatly benefit from
this new platform.”

Bae serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Maurice A. Deane School
of Law at Hofstra University. He is also an adjunct professor at the
school, where he teaches Advanced Bankruptcy. Bae earned his B.A. from
the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Hofstra Law.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 8 offices, was
ranked number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law
firms: New working models” by The Financial Times. For 6 straight
years, Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service
Delivery Innovation in the BTI Brand Elite, where it has been
recognized as one of the top 4 firms for “Value for the Dollar” and
“Commitment to Help” and among the top 5 firms “making changes to
improve the client experience.” The firm’s commitment to innovation is
embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH® – a smarter way to
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Sheila Turner
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