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Kyle J. Mathews

Partner
Los Angeles
T: 213.617.4236
F: 213.620.1398

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California, 2001, Order of the Coif, Co-Executive Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 1998, magna cum laude
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Kyle Mathews is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Mathews specializes in the following areas:

  • Asset Based Lending
  • Defaulted Loan Workouts
  • Secured Creditor Remedies Enforcement (e.g. Article 9 public and private sales and receiverships)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2008, 2010-2016

Representative Transactions

Represented non-bank asset based lender in documenting 100+ loans (between $2MM and $10MM), engaging in workout/ distress sales with respect to over a dozen of such loans, while incurring de minimis losses.

Assisted bank in running a process for the commercially reasonable Article 9 private sale of an operating company, determining highest bid to be from an affiliate of existing equity owner, and engaging in private sale to affiliate with the consent of an assignee for the benefit of creditors.

Assisted bank in obtaining the appointment of a federal receiver over an operating company borrower (the receiver then filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition to facilitate a 363 sale) and obtaining a waiver of turnover to permit receiver to remain in place throughout the sale process.

Assisted CMBS special servicer in negotiating 9019 settlement agreement that provided for relief from stay and also provided for the appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee to oversee a consensual plan sale process to preserve certain favorable tax attributes of the borrower.

Negotiated favorable debt restructuring and intercreditor agreement on behalf of one of three secured creditors in consolidated bankruptcy cases of multiple related car wash operators and assisted in sale of restructured notes.

Assisted bank in connection with: (1) voluntary sale process initiated by borrower following extensive workout negotiations, (2) responding to involuntary bankruptcy proceeding initiated by the holder of second lien debt, including consent to “gap period” cash collateral use and a “gap period” DIP financing facility to support the sale process, and (3) conversion of the case to a voluntary Chapter 11 following selection of a “stalking horse bidder” and (4) a successful 363 sale process.

Represented indenture trustees in connection with bankruptcies/restructurings of various levels of corporate notes and debentures, including being a member of official unsecured creditors committees, with representative cases including:

  • American Airlines
  • Idearc, Inc.
  • Eurofresh Inc.
  • Pierre Foods, Inc.
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Adelphia Communications

Articles

Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • “Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors,” Commercial Finance Association and the Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees of the American Bar Association, Moderator, November 14, 2012
  • “Federal Receiverships - The Solution to the Current Patchwork of State Receivership Laws?” Business Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance Committees of the American Bar Association, Moderator, August 5, 2012
  • “Another $%!@ Program About Workouts and Forbearance Agreements,” Panelist, Business Law Section and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, Webcast, January 11, 2011
  • “Kicking the Can Down the Road: Strategic Issues in Negotiating Forbearance Agreements,” Moderator, Commercial Finance Association and the Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees of the American Bar Association, October 22, 2010
  • “Another $%!@ Program About Workouts and Forbearance Agreements,” Panelist, Commercial Finance Association and the Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, October 20, 2010
  • “The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning: Negotiating and Re-Negotiating Forbearance Agreements in Troubled Commercial Loans,” Program Chair and Moderator, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Co-Sponsored By: UCC Committee, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Annual Meeting of American Bar Association, Scheduled August 7, 2010
  • “Workouts 101,” Panelist, Commercial Finance Committee, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, December 15, 2009
  • “Anatomy of a Workout,” Panelist, Commercial Finance Committee, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, October 15, 2009
  • “Anatomy of a Workout,” Panelist, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Co-Sponsored By: UCC Committee, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, August 1, 2009
  • “What to Expect When Your Deal Goes Bad,” Program Chair and Moderator at Spring Meeting of Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 16, 2009.
  • “New Developments in Chapter 11 - Hedge Fund Participation and the Role of Trust Indenture and Indenture Trustees,” Program Chair at Spring Meeting of Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Dallas, TX, April 10, 2008.
  • “What's Under the Blanket: Perfecting in Collateral Not Covered by a UCC Filing,” Panelist, Committee on Commercial Financial Services, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, San Diego, California, November 9, 2005.
  • Current Chair, Loan Workouts Sub-Committee, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Current Co-Chair of Programs, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Former Vice Chair, Loan Workouts Sub-Committee, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Former Vice Co-Chair of Programs, Commercial Finance Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Programs Sub-Committee, Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee, Section on Business Law, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers