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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.

Buffets Holdings Inc. II

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to Buffets Restaurants Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors comprised the nation's largest company-owned steak-buffet restaurant chain, and one of the largest national chains in the family dining segment of the restaurant industry. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 18, 2012.

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.

Lazy Days' R.V. Center, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to Lazy Days' R.V. Center, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Lazy Days owned and operated the single largest recreational vehicle dealership in the world, offering over 800 new and pre-owned RVs to more than 250,000 visitors annually. With Young Conaway’s and Kirkland's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their prepackaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.

Buffets Holdings Inc. I

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Buffets Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors comprised the nation's largest company-owned steak-buffet restaurant chain, and one of the largest national chains in the family dining segment of the restaurant industry. Under the guidance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on April 28, 2009.

Zenith Industrial Corporation

Young Conaway served as co-counsel to Zenith Industrial Corporation in its chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtor was a leading worldwide Tier 1 suppliers of highly engineered metal-formed components, complex modules, and mechanical assemblies for the automotive industry. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtor successfully sold substantially all of its assets and confirmed a liquidating plan in 2008.

American Color Graphics/ACG Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to ACG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in their pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are one of the leading printers of advertising inserts and newspaper products in the United States developed from a business that commenced operations in 1926. The Debtors are also one of the most technologically advanced providers of premedia services in the United States. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their pre-packaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2008.

In re Foamex International Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, to Foamex International Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors comprised the largest manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products in North America. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on February 12, 2007.

Sea Containers Ltd.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Sidley Austin, to Sea Containers, Ltd. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a market leader in the operation of as a marine container leasing company which leased container ships and cargo containers to ocean carriers and shippers worldwide. With Young Conaway's help, the Debtors successfully confirmed a joint plan and exited bankruptcy in 2012.

Premium Papers Holdco, LLC

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Premium Papers Holdco, LLC and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a market leading manufacturer, supplier, and marketer of premium cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated printing and writing papers. With Young Conaway’s assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2006.

Smart Papers, LLC

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Premium Papers Holdco, LLC and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a market leading manufacturer, supplier, and marketer of premium cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated printing and writing papers. With Young Conaway’s assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2006.

Cone Mills Corporation

Young Conaway served as co-counsel for Cone Mills Corporation, which was the world's largest producer of denim fabrics and one of the largest commission printers and finishers of home furnishings in North America. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets and confirmed their plan of liquidation.

Alterra Healthcare Corporation

Young Conaway served as lead counsel to Alterra Healthcare Corporation in its chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Through approximately 240 real estate subsidiaries and affiliates, the Debtor operated and/or managed approximately 400 assisted living residences in 24 different states. With Young Conaway's guidance, the Debtor successfully confirmed its plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2003.

Mpower Communications Corp

Young Conaway serves as co-counsel to Mpower Holding Corporation and Mpower Communications Corporation, a facilities-based broadband communications company. As of the bankruptcy filing date, Mpower offered, through its subsidiaries, local dial tone, long distance, internet access, voice over SDSL, Trunk Level 1, and other voice and data service to small and medium sized business customers. Mpower and its subsidiaries delivered services in 27 metropolitan areas in eight states. Young Conaway assisted Mpower in confirming its chapter 11 plan of reorganization in July 2002, which resulted in payment in full to unsecured creditors. Since the Confirmation Date, Young Conaway continues to represent Mpower in ongoing litigation.

Classic Cable Communications

Young Conaway served as co-counsel to Classic Cable and its affiliates, which provided cable television services to markets in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Ohio, Kansas, and Colorado. As of the chapter 11 filing, Classic Cable's consolidated cable television operations served over 350,000 cable subscribers.

In re Portola Packaging, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Kirkland & Ellis, to Portola Packaging, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in the chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of plastic closures, bottles, and related equipment used for packaging applications in the non-carbonated beverage and institutional foods markets. The Debtors also designed, manufactured, and sold closures and containers for the cosmetics, fragrance, and toiletries market. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed a prepackaged plan of reorganization in October 2008.