Christopher Dressel represents creditors and debtors in an array of distressed transactions and situations involving debt restructurings and recapitalizations, Section 363 and other distressed M&A transactions, company-side representations and creditors’ committee representations. His practice spans a variety of industries.

Representative transactions include:

  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of assets and operations of Takata Corporation, as part of Takata’s cross-border restructuring;
  • Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC in its Chapter 11 restructuring and successful sale to a public utility company;
  • Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation in its Chapter 11 restructuring and associated litigation with its midstream-services provider;
  • the post-petition debtor-in-possession lender and one of the prepetition secured lenders in connection with Rdio, Inc.’s Chapter 11 filing, pursuant to which Rdio sold its technology to Pandora Media, Inc. for $75 million;
  • Millenium Health, LLC in its emergence from its voluntary prepackaged Chapter 11 case, which resulted in the reduction of the company’s debt by $1.1 billion;
  • Silver Point Capital L.P. in its proposed $275 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Standard Register Company as part of The Standard Register’s Chapter 11 reorganization;
  • a consortium of lenders to Entegra Power Group LLC, consisting of Luminus Management, LLC, Wayzata Investment Partners LLC, Silver Point Capital, L.P., Highland Capital Management, L.P. and The TCW Group, Inc. in connection with the successful restructuring by Entegra of $1.5 billion in second- and third-lien notes as part of Entegra’s prepackaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Entegra emerged from Chapter 11 less than two months after filing;
  • Dayco Products, LLC in connection with the $26 million acquisition of the automotive manufacturing business of Revstone Industries, LLC from Metavation, LLC, a subsidiary of Revstone, as part of Metavation’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware;
  • Synagro Technologies in its Chapter 11 restructuring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, including a $30 million debtor-in-possession facility and the $465 million sale of substantially all of its assets to EQT Infrastructure II, a private equity fund of EQT Partners AB;
  • Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. as a minority shareholder of Oncor Electricity Delivery Company LLC, in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Oncor’s majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.; and
  • the official secured creditors’ committee of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines Inc., in the company’s $11 billion merger with US Airways Group, Inc. as part of AMR’s Chapter 11 reorganization.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 2007


  • Illinois

Christopher M. Dressel