As part of the expansion of its restructuring and bankruptcy practice, Greenberg Traurig added Peggy Hunt and Annette Jarvis as shareholders in its Denver office and Jason S. DelMonico as a corporate shareholder in its Boston office.
“We began planning the strategic expansion of our already strong global restructuring team over the last year or so, from the United States to Germany, Italy and, most recently, London,” Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s executive chairman, said. “Since 2019, the number of restructuring attorneys at the firm has grown by nearly 20%. We are prepared for the challenge and are already addressing the most pressing issues for businesses that may appear regionally, nationally and globally from economies hampered by COVID-19, recession or any other catastrophic occurrence. To be able to respond when our clients need us most requires, not simply logistics, but also vision. The addition of Peggy, Annette and Jason — together with our most recent additions — represents that vision.”
Hunt and Jarvis joined from Dorsey & Whitney. DelMonico joined from Holland & Knight.
“Geographical diversity is a hallmark of our practice — we are in key financial markets like New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and throughout Florida, while servicing clients almost everywhere in the United States and globally. We have developed a practice that has worked on some of the most complex restructuring matters by keeping at the forefront our primary goal of developing creative solutions on a global basis,” Shari L. Heyen and David B. Kurzweil, co-chairs of the firm’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice, said in a joint statement. “We have now added nine U.S.-based shareholders to our team in the last 12 months. These new additions in Denver and Boston are complementary to our practice and our vision for collaboration and growth.”
Hunt has focused her more than 30-year practice on representing clients in complex bankruptcy and receivership proceedings, and in related litigation. She serves as a trustee and receiver, and has experience advising fiduciaries, such as Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, equity receivers in Ponzi schemes, state court receivers, post-confirmation liquidating trustees and foreign liquidators.
A fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Hunt serves as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah. She is a 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award awarded by the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for her work in and service to the federal courts in Utah. She currently serves as an appointed commissioner on the Utah Securities Commission, president of the Utah Bar Foundation and immediate past-president of the board of advisors for the Utah Museum of Natural History. Hunt co-founded the Utah Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Utah and is a former president of Women Lawyers of Utah and of the Utah Women’s Forum. She is admitted in Utah and Massachusetts. She is not admitted in Colorado, but the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig maintains a location in Salt Lake City for the purposes of servicing work in Utah.
Jarvis has provided legal representation for banks, financial institutions and other parties on matters related to Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts and cross-border insolvency cases. Jarvis’ experience includes representing creditors, debtors, boards of directors, trustees, receivers, public bond holders, purchasers of distressed assets, indenture trustees and foreign representatives. She also has experience in receivership cases, has handled Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) cases brought under the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 (SIPA) and has experience with state insurance rehabilitation and liquidation cases. She has experience advising clients on the complex cases remedying the problems created by fraudulent enterprises, including Ponzi schemes, and by mass torts. Jarvis also has testified as an expert witness on aspects of U.S. bankruptcy law.
Jarvis has been recognized for her community involvement and currently sits on the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera and on the board of trustees of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. A fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Jarvis was elected secretary and member of the college’s executive committee recently. She spends time in Utah, where she serves clients, as well as in Colorado.
“Greenberg Traurig’s restructuring [and] bankruptcy practice has the global reputation and collective experience that is important to us as a team and to our clients,” Hunt and Jarvis said in a joint statement. “The expansion of the firm’s ability to serve clients in the restructuring and bankruptcy space demonstrates the firm’s ability to be ahead of the curve.”
DelMonico is a banking and financial services attorney representing financial institutions and other commercial lenders in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting complex commercial finance transactions. DelMonico advises clients across various industry sectors ranging from retail and manufacturing to technology and life sciences. He has nearly 20 years of experience representing agents and individual lenders in asset-based and cash flow loan facilities, leveraged buyout transactions, multibank syndicated facilities and term loan facilities. Additionally, DelMonico has experience with debtor-in-possession financings and the restructuring of troubled credits. He advises on domestic and cross-border financing transactions in North America, Europe and Asia.
“I’m thrilled to join Greenberg’s dynamic and well-established team of professionals,” DelMonico said. “This firm provides me with everything I need to support my clients at the highest level, even in today’s challenging environment. Additionally, the firm’s dedication to collaboration, diversity and focus on client service were a few of the many positive things about the firm that drew me here.”