Out-of-Home Entertainment: Ready for Take-Off, or Ready to Disappoint?

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Runtime: 53 minutes
Recorded Date: May 06, 2021
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  • Effects of new trends and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Bankruptcy Issues: Several common issues have arisen in chapter 11 cases of OOHE operators
  • What future challenges and changes does the industry face
Runtime: 53 minutes
Recorded: May 6, 2021


It's no secret that large-chain entertainment companies such as theaters and theme parks have been suffering through the pandemic. This panel will discuss restructuring options, hurdles and prospects for a broad array of these entities. The panelists will also discuss and debate the dynamics related to the fact that company projections and capital markets have priced in substantial recoveries for these entities in the second half of 2021.

This program was recorded as part of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Virtual VALCON 2021 held on May 6th, 2021.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Michael Juniper, CTP

CR3 Partners

Michael Juniper, CTP is a partner with CR3 Partners in Dallas and has 15 years of experience in financial and operational analysis and improvement, turnaround and restructuring consulting, and interim management. He has served as an advisor to numerous companies through chapter 11 proceedings.

Prior to joining CR3, Mr. Juniper served in finance functions for private manufacturing and distribution companies. He has experience in the food processing, manufacturing and consumer products industries, and he is active in the restructuring community, having previously served as the Dallas/Ft. Worth TMA president. He currently serves on its board.

Mr. Juniper’s practice involves many industries, including durable and consumable goods, distribution, manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, biofuels and protein. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Andrew N. Goldman

Partner & Co-Chair, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Andrew N. Goldman is co-chair of WilmerHale’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group in New York and handles bankruptcy-related litigation and corporate issues. He has practiced in the field for 27 years, and his practice includes the representation of large public-company debtors, creditors’ committees, DIP lenders, acquirers and individual institutional creditors, in both out-ofcourt workouts and formal restructuring processes (both domestic and cross-border). Among his key clients are Walt Disney, National Holdings, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, GLAS, Euroclear Bank, Cross Sound Advisors and Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL).

Mr. Goldman was named in The Best Lawyers in America for bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law in 2020 and 2021, and he was named a 2018 Insolvency & Restructuring – Advisor of the Year (USA) by Finance Monthly and a leading insolvency and restructuring attorney in 2014 by Expert Guides.

From 2012-19, Mr. Goldman was recognized by Chambers USA for bankruptcy/restructuring, and he received a 2011 Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area award, was named one of Legal Times’ Top 3% Attorneys in the United States for 2009 and named one of the world’s leading lawyers in the ninth and tenth editions of the Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. He also was also named in The Best Lawyers in America for bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law in 2020.

Mr. Goldman guest lectures an advanced business reorganizations class at Brooklyn Law School and is a frequent lecturer on restructuring at The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1992, where he was a notes and comments editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

Adam L. Dunayer

Managing Director, Financial Restructuring Group
Houlihan Lokey

Adam L. Dunayer is a managing director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group in Dallas, where he leads the firm’s regional financial restructuring and distressed-company M&A efforts. He has nearly 20 years of experience consummating transactions and providing strategic advice to companies and creditors in connection with in- and out-of-court financial restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. He also has experience raising debt and equity capital in public and private markets.

Mr. Dunayer’s experience spans such industries as consumer products, food, health care, building products, energy, general industrial, telecom and technology. His recent engagements include Quicksilver Resources (company), TNT Crane (secured creditors), Chuck E. Cheese (secured creditors), Alert 360 (company), Pilgrim’s Pride (equity committee), Jack Cooper (company), Taco Bueno (company), Dental One (company), Pioneer Energy Services (company) and Parker Drilling (creditors). He speaks frequently on trends and issues in restructuring, distressed M&A and other topics, and has testified as an expert witness on a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring issues.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Dunayer was a managing director with Bear, Stearns & Co. and was an executive vice president and chief financial officer with Miller Industries, where he also served as president of the company’s largest subsidiary. He is a member of ABI and the Turnaround Management Association, and is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24 and 63).

Mr. Dunayer received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Patricia B. Tomasco

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Patricia B. Tomasco is a partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s Houston office and has more than 30 years of experience solving corporate insolvency problems. She focuses on workouts, distressed acquisitions and corporate restructuring, and debtor and creditor representation in chapter 11 cases and related litigation.

Ms. Tomasco frequently represents clients in the energy and telecommunications industries and high-tech debtors in both reorganizations and litigation. Her current and recent representations include counsel to the Kingfisher Midstream, LLC in the pending chapter 11 cases of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.; the ad hoc committee of unsecured bondholders in Sanchez Energy, Inc.; the unsecured creditors’ committees of Halcon Resources, Inc. and EXCO Resources, Inc.; counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of First Lien Lenders in Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.; and debtors’ counsel in SH-130 Concession Company, LLC., Westmoreland Coal Company, iHeartMedia, Inc., Linn Energy LLC, Berry Petroleum, Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., El Paso Children’s Hospital, AF Global and Ameriforge Group, Inc. and Light Tower Rentals; and equity sponsor in Francis’ Drilling Fluids, Inc.

Ms. Tomasco currently serves a three-year term as chair of the Complex Case Committee for the Southern District of Texas, a function created by Judges Jones and Isgur to review and improve complex case procedures and to provide a liaison between complex case practitioners and the courts.

From 2006-19, she has been listed as a Super Lawyer and was selected as a Best Business Bankruptcy Lawyer by the Austin Business Journal. She is admitted to the New York and Texas Bars, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Federal, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Southern District of New York, the District of Arizona, and the Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Tomasco received her B.A. from Rice University and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law.

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP

Kathryn A. (Katie) Coleman, a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s New York office, has handled a wide range of insolvency-sensitive and other high-stakes matters in her more than 30 years in practice, including dealing with “bet-the-company” litigation claims, chapter 11 cases for US and non-US companies, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, acquisitions and investments. Her clients include individuals and companies defending trade-secret theft and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuits, companies restructuring their financial affairs, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, unsecured creditors (both official committees and significant creditors for their own account), equity holders, potential acquirers, equity sponsors, and financial and strategic buyers.

Ms. Coleman is a trusted advisor to the inner management circles of her clients, with substantial expertise in advising management and boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duty, and D&O insurance matters.

Ms. Coleman has advised clients on, and litigated at the trial and appellate levels, the significant legal issues inherent in modern restructuring and financial practice, including contested plan confirmations, prepackaged plans, credit bidding, exclusivity, debtor-in-possession financings, valuation, adequate protection of security interests, the ability to collaterally attack orders of the bankruptcy court and cash collateral usage. She has substantial experience litigating venue, remand, removal and stay issues, and has represented recovery trustees dealing with a myriad of post-confirmation issues and litigation.

Ms. Coleman is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She serves on the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and co-chairs its annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program. She frequently speaks on bankruptcy law and distressed investing, participating in programs sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, ARA, the M&A Advisor, the New York City Bar Association, California Continuing Education of the Bar and the American Bar Association. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project.

Ms. Coleman was named a 2018 Bankruptcy MVP by Law360 and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times. She is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading restructuring lawyer. Ms. Coleman was also designated a leading lawyer in bankruptcy in The Best Lawyers in America, and her expertise in cross-border insolvency was noted in the IFLR 500 and in PLC’s Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook.

Ms. Coleman graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College. She earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (U.C. Berkeley), where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She served as Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review and is the author of “Arnel Development Co. v. City of Costa Mesa: Rezoning by Initiative and Landowners’ Due Process Rights,” 70 Cal. L. Rev. 1107(1982).

Ms. Coleman clerked for the Honorable C. Martin Pence, U.S. District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

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