Representative Matters

Bon-Ton Stores

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. and its affiliated debtors were a leading hometown department store retailer with 256 stores located in twenty-three states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains.  The Bon-Ton debtors commenced their bankruptcy cases due to adverse trends in the retail industry, including consumers’ shift from shopping in brick-and-mortar stores to online retail channels.  Following a marketing and sale process and auction, the Bon-Ton debtors ultimately sold substantially all of their assets to a joint venture led by Bon-Ton’s second lien noteholders.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel in Bon-Ton’s bankruptcy cases with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Allen Family Foods, Inc.

Young Conaway served as lead counsel to Allen Family Foods, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Allen Group was a family-owned and operated, vertifcally intergrated poulty producer, and had grown from a single hatchery located near Seaford, Delaware, to an industry leader in each of its core operations: breeding, hatching, feed millinig, growout operations, processing and rendering. The Debtors offered a wide array of retain private-label chicken products including, but not limited to, bulk, deli, tray pack and antibotic-free products. With Young Conaway's guidance, the Debtors successfully liquidated their assets, confirmed a joint chapter 11 plan of liquidation and emerged from bankruptcy protection on January 2, 2013.

Cetero Research, Inc. / Contract Research Solutions, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Paul Hastings, LLP, to Contract Research Solutions, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in their pre-negotiated chapter 11 proceeding pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are a leading provider of early phase clinical research services. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets, confirmed their joint liquidating chapter 11 plan and emerged from bankruptcy protection on October 23, 2012.

Bicent Holdings LLC

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Bicent Holdings LLC and certain of its affiliates in their pre-arranged chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors own and operate two electric power generating facilities respectively located in California and Montana, with an aggregate production capacity of over 168 MW. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on August 21, 2012.

Pure Beauty Salons & Boutiques, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel in the chapter 11 case of Pure Beauty Salons & Boutiques, Inc. and its affiliate in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors operated stores that emphasize the sale of hair care and beauty products in a retail setting as well as providing on-site hair salon services. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets.

NewPage Corporation

Young Conaway acts as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Newpage Corporation, et al., in their Chapter 11 proceeding pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As of the petition date, the Debtors comprised the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America based on production capacity.

M Waikiki LLC

Young Conaway served as co-counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of M Waikiki LLC, in its chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii. M Waikiki was formed to acquire a hotel property in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Modern Honolulu, which it owned as the petition date.

Anchor Blue Holding Corp.

Young Conaway, along with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, served as counsel to Anchor Blue Holding Corp. and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Based in Corona, California, the Debtors operated 117 apparel stores that sold closing and accessories bearing the Anchor Blue name. With the assistance of Young Conaway, Anchor Blue received approval to enter into an Agency Agreement between the Debtors and a joint venture of Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC and Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC and to conduct store closing sales at all of the Debtors’ retail locations.

AbitibiBowater Inc.

Young Conaway acted as counsel, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to AbitibiBowater Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were the world's largest producer of newsprint by capacity and one of the largest publicly traded pulp and paper manufacturers in the world. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2010.

Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, to Oriental Trading Company, Inc. and its affilaites in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. At the time of the bankruptcy, the Debtors were the largest direct marketers and internet retailers of party supplies, novelties, toys, and children's arts and crafts in the United States. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors sucessfully confirmed a chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2011.

Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Latham & Watkins LLP, to Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. and forty-nine of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Prior to the petition date, the Debtors operated a media business in two primary industry segments: newspaper publishing and broadcast television. In addition, the Debtors operated an interactive business which offered website complements, as well as digital and mobile products, to their newspaper and broadcast properties. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on April 30, 2010.

Accuride Corporation

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Latham & Watkins LLP, to Accuride Corporation and certain of its affiliates, in their pre-negotiated chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are among the largest and most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicle components in North America. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2010.

Journal Register Company

Young Conaway acts as co-counsel, along with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, to Journal Register Company and certain of its affiliates in a chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Debtors are a national multi-regional, multi-platform media company, who own six daily newspapers and 42 non-daily publications, in addition to operating 237 individual websites, 38 smartphone and digital applications and 19 mobile sites, which are affiliated with their daily newspapers and non-daily publications. With Young Conaway’s assistance, the Debtors have filed a motion to sell substantially all of their assets, which is currently pending before the Court.

Goody's, LLC

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Goody's, LLC and its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Debtors operated 282 specialty stores that sold clothes, shoes, accessories, and gift items. The Debtors sold brand names such as Dockers, Levi's, and Lee and also its own labels. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors wound down their operations, confirmed their joint plan of liquidation and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2010.