Aaron Krieger is an associate in Chapman’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and is a member of Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department.

Aaron’s practice focusses on complex commercial restructurings and both distressed and non-distressed transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and special situations financings. Aaron also represents creditors, debtors, and third-parties in bankruptcy-related litigation, debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings and purchases of assets in chapter 11 proceedings, or “363 sales.” Aaron’s clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, alternative lenders, venture capital funds, banks, and other financial institutions, as well as private company borrowers and debtors.

Aaron is an active member of The LGBTQ+ Bar and interviews law students for Chapman’s summer associate program at The LGBTQ+ Bar’s annual Lavender Law conference. Aaron also maintains a pro bono practice, having represented asylum seekers, individuals involved in pending deportation matters, and clients seeking executive clemency.

Prior to joining Chapman, Aaron was an associate in the New York office of an Am Law 20 firm.

Representative Transactions

Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Represents banks and other financial institutions in out-of-court credit workouts and loan restructurings
  • Represents indenture trustee in connection with the default of publicly traded bonds secured by real estate projects located in New York
  • Represented the indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of publicly traded bonds
  • Represented the debtor in a chapter 11 case implicating novel data privacy and security issues
  • Represented ad hoc groups of bondholders in connection with restructurings of bonds and convertible notes
  • Represented energy financier in restructuring of portfolio of renewable energy projects
  • Represented senior secured lender in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding commenced by auto dealership
  • Represented hedge funds and other investment vehicles in complex corporate restructurings, DIP financings, bankruptcy acquisitions and non-distressed financing transactions
  • Represented equipment lessors, equipment financers and municipal finance parties in bankruptcy proceedings in Illinois, New York and Texas
Private Fund Transactions
  • Represents investment fund in connection with mezzanine and secured mortgage loans to owners of commercial and residential real estate located in the US
  • Represents venture and investment funds in connection with equity features of financing transactions
  • Represented a private investment firm in the acquisition of a provider of flow and energy measurement technologies and services
  • Represented a legacy New York-based university in connection with a complex sublease transaction
  • Represented a private investment firm in the acquisition of a supplier of high-precision metal components
  • Represented a private company in a cross-border investment in a US accounting business 
  • Represented the major equity sponsor in connection with the sale of equity in the holding company of two "racinos" in Indiana
  • Represented private investment firm in the acquisition of a commercial vehicle suspension component supplier
  • Represented a commercial finance company based in Toronto in connection with a series of transactions to sell rail assets

Publications

Presentations

  • "In for a Shock: Issues Affecting Creditors in the PG&E Chapter 11 Cases," Chapman's 2019 CLE Marathon. May 8, 2019. 
  • "Bankruptcy Issues for Creditors of Non-Profit Organizations," Chapman's 2018 CLE Marathon. May 2, 2018
  • "Bankruptcy Issues for Secured Creditors: Developments in Make-Whole Litigation and Cram-Down Interest," Chapman's 2017 CLE Marathon. May 10, 2017.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2013

  • The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 2010

Admitted

Illinois, 2016

New York, 2014

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019

Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute

The LGBTQ+ Bar

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