Bio

Louis Chiappetta represents debtors and creditors in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court operational and financial restructurings, including DIP financing and cash collateral agreements, asset sales, plan confirmation, intercreditor agreements, fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation.

Selected representations include:

  • First Solar, Inc., Atlantica Yield Plc and Mojave Solar, Inc. as power purchase agreement creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of PG&E Corporation;
  • SunEdison, Inc. in all aspects of its successful Chapter 11 restructuring, resolving more than $11.7 billion in reported debt;
  • Exide Technologies in all aspects of its Chapter 11 reorganization, including the confirmation of its plan of reorganization resulting in a more than $600 million deleveraging;
  • Delphi Corporation in its successful emergence from Chapter 11;
  • TORM A/S, one of the largest shipping companies in Denmark, in its successful $1.8 billion out-of-court restructuring;
  • Severstal, one of the world‘s largest steel companies, in litigation with respect to fraudulent conveyance, commercial contracts and divestitures;
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers as co-chair of the creditors in the Chapter 11 case of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company;
  • Unified Grocers as co-chair of the creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 case of Haggen, Inc.;
  • Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO and founder of Relativity Media, in the acquisition of all of the company’s assets (except for its television business) and the acquisition of Trigger St. Productions;
  • LifeCare Holdings, Inc. and its debtor affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases;
  • Synagro Technologies, a leading waste management provider, in its Chapter 11 case;
  • GlobalStar, Inc. in its out-of-court debt restructuring via an exchange offer;
  • an affiliate of Fortress Capital Corporation in a $150 million Shariah-compliant debtor-in-possession murabaha facility for a subsidiary of Arcapita Bank, B.S.C(c);
  • SPO Advisory Corp. and SPO Partners II, L.P. as creditor and co-chair of the creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 case of Calpine Corp.;
  • Mark IV Industries, Inc. in its prenegotiated Chapter 11 reorganization; and
  • VeraSun Energy Corporation, an ethanol producer, in its Chapter 11 restructuring.

Mr. Chiappetta is a member of the board of directors of the Golden Apple Foundation, a charitable organization focused on recognizing, recruiting and training teachers in schools in need in Illinois. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Chiappetta also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on veterans’ rights, immigration and education. He is a recipient of the 2014 Crystal Apple Award for Education, a 2009 Veterans Pro Bono Service Award and was a William Hennessy Award Nominee (2001-08).

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, 2009 (magna cum laude)
  • M.A., Saint Xavier University, 2004 (magna cum laude)
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1999

Admissions

  • Illinois

Louis S. Chiappetta

Associate, Corporate Restructuring
louis.chiappetta@skadden.com