Bria LaSalle Mertens

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Bria LaSalle Mertens focuses her practice on bankruptcy and business restructuring. Bria has experience representing both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including a gaming company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy involving more than 30 affiliated debtors and $6.5 billion in debt. She has represented secured creditors in out-of-court restructuring transactions and a secured lender in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings involving multiple residential real estate developments. She is also experienced in secured lending and corporate mergers.

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Caesars Begins $10B Fight In Earnest

A cross-jurisdictional fight has broken out between Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (“Caesars”) and three of its second lien noteholders. Following weeks of public disclosure regarding its intent to file a consensual chapter 11 case with the support of its senior secured creditors, Caesars was surprised on January 12 when Appaloosa Management LP, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, … Continue Reading