Manny Grillo represents secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors and borrowers, as well as both sellers and purchasers in distressed mergers and acquisitions. His practice encompasses both out-of-court debt restructurings and the reorganization and liquidation of financially distressed businesses under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Mr. Grillo regularly advises banks, hedge funds, sponsors and other financial institutions regarding insolvency and restructuring matters in complex financings and securitizations. He negotiates distressed financing transactions including debtor in possession loans on behalf of both lenders and borrowers and litigates contested confirmation and financing matters as well as avoidance actions and lender liability claims.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Grillo was a partner at Goodwin Procter. Before that, he was a partner at Torys LLP and Salans/Christy & Viener in New York City. He began his career as an Honors Program Attorney in the Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Grillo is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.