Mr. Brink focuses his practice on bankruptcy, restructuring, insolvency and creditors' rights matters. He regularly represents banks, investment funds and other financial institutions, trade creditors, landlords and other unsecured creditors, official committees, debtors and liquidating trustees in all aspects of chapter 11 reorganization and liquidation cases.
Mr. Brink frequently advises clients in out-of-court workouts and distressed transactions. These have included sales under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code; structuring transactions and enforcing creditors' rights under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code; and creditors' rights litigation, ranging from receivership, replevin and judicial foreclosure to commercial mortgage foreclosure litigation.
Mr. Brink also advises insurers, reinsurers, claims administrators and premium financing lenders in policyholder bankruptcy cases and state court insolvency proceedings.
Before joining Meltzer Purtill & Stelle, Mr. Brink was a partner at DLA Piper.
Mr. Brink's recent representations include:
The creditors committee in the chapter 11 case of automotive supplier Grede Foundries, Inc., resulting in the sale of the debtor's foundry business for an amount exceeding the prepetition and debtor in possession financing
The sponsor in the successful chapter 11 reorganization of the sponsored institution, Clare Oaks, a continuing care retirement community located in suburban Chicago
A commercial mortgage special servicer in the chapter 11 cases of a multi-unit, multi-family residential real estate debtor MFJT, LLC and its managing principals, resulting in a global settlement resolving valuation, adequate protection, claim allowance, substantive consolidation and plan confirmation disputes
A major specialty lines insurer in the chapter 11 case of waste disposal and recycling company Richfield Equities, resulting in the sale of the debtor's Michigan landfill operations to an Ontario, Canada-based strategic buyer and the buyer's assumption of the debtor's financial obligations under the assigned environmental liability insurance policies
The owner of an off-airport parking facility adjacent to the Hartford International Airport in the chapter 11 case of Parking Company of America Airports, resulting in a global settlement resolving lease assumption and rejection, assignment, cure amount, administrative rent, and plan confirmation disputes
A major commercial bank, as senior mortgage lender to homebuilder Pasquinelli Homes, in the successful judicial foreclosure and credit-bid on partially-completed single-family housing developments in Illinois and South Carolina, and non-judicial foreclosure on a partially-completed single-family housing development in Texas
A leading premium finance lender in connection with civil litigation, criminal prosecution, and restitution/forfeiture proceedings arising out of a premium financing fraud perpetrated by a New Jersey insurance agency