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Jeremy C. Hollembeak concentrates his practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial disputes.  He regularly manages all aspects of debt restructuring and claims monetization for his clients, including advising them on distressed investment opportunities, conflicts and ambiguities in contracts, and efficient litigation and collection strategies. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, activist hedge funds, credit agents, bond trustees, individual creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, private equity sponsors, and other strategic parties in debtor-creditor and inter-creditor/priority disputes in state and federal courts.  He has also worked with judgment creditors and litigation funders to design and implement asset-tracing and enforcement campaigns against recalcitrant debtors.  

Prior to joining Baird Holm, Jeremy practiced in New York City for thirteen years, including five years at global litigation boutique Kobre & Kim LLP, and eight years in the Financial Restructuring Group at Milbank LLP. Notwithstanding his relocation to Omaha to be closer to family, Jeremy continues to represent clients and practice before courts in New York.  

In 2016, Jeremy earned the distinction of Fellow by INSOL International for successfully completing its one-year Global Insolvency Course (comparable to an LL.M. program).  In addition to INSOL, Jeremy is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and Turnaround Management Association (TMA).  He has spoken on several conference panels and authored or co-authored a number of topical treatises and articles.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Kansas State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2002

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • Turnaround Management Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2020
  • New York, 2007
  • United States District Court, Nebraska, 2020
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008
  • United States Courts of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, 2012
  • United States Courts of Appeal, Third Circuit, 2017

Representative Reported Cases

  • Developing and executing litigation strategy for Indenture Trustee concerning a disputed collateral allocation governed by an inter-creditor agreement among holders of $25 billion of indebtedness issued under complex loan and security documents
  • Developing and executing litigation strategy on behalf of Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in large Chapter 11 case attacking validity and priority of claims arising from eve-of-bankruptcy secured mezzanine financing and unsecured-for-secured notes exchange
  • Developing and executing recovery strategy from large structure of on-shore/off-shore master and feeder funds on behalf of receiver and Chapter 11 trustee charged with compensating victims of large Ponzi scheme 
  • Developing and executing legal strategy for equity sponsor of stalled $2.5 billion construction project in The Bahamas, including analysis of governing project financing documents and security agreements governed by English law
  • Providing critical analysis of Puerto Rico’s municipal bond offerings and issuance process, use of securitization structures, special purpose vehicles and arbitrage investment strategies, and memorializing same in 700-page report published August 20, 2018 by Kobre & Kim as the “Independent Investigator” retained by federally appointed oversight management board

Selected Recent Publications

  • “National Update on United States of America” in forthcoming publication INSOL International Special Report on Restructuring of Corporate Groups
  • Chapter “Execution and Judgment Enforcement in the United States” in International Aspects of U.S. Litigation: A Practitioner’s Deskbook, James E. Berger, Editor, published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation (2017)

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Developments of Common Law of Cross-Border Insolvency Outside the EU Framework – How Cayman could Benefit,” Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) / South Square Conference, Georgetown, Cayman (November 22, 2016)
  • “The Intersection of Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings, Receiverships and U.S. Bankruptcy Proceedings,” American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico (February 2016)
  • On-Demand Webinar: Kobre & Kim’s Caribbean and Asia Teams Discuss Approaches to Finding and Recovering Hidden Assets in Offshore Locations (May 14, 2015)


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