Shawn M. Riley

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Managing Member, Cleveland office
    • Organization:McDonald Hopkins LLC
    • Area of Expertise:Restructuring
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Restructuring
      Summary of expertise:
      Shawn is managing partner of the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins and co-chairs the firm's Business Restructuring Services Department. He focuses his practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcies, creditors' rights, and workouts. He represents debtors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy matters; buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of troubled businesses; purchasers of bankruptcy claims; and middle-market businesses in commercial matters. Shawn is the author of numerous articles on restructuring and commercial law issues and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy matters.
      Blog/Web site: www.mcdonaldhopkins.com
      Books/articles published:
      "Making Sense of US Bankruptcy Law", International Company and Commercial Law Review, December 1992; Japanese version published in Summer 1993.
      "How to Limit Losses and Preserve Value in Bankruptcy," Venture Capital Journal, November 1990.
      "Are Vulture Investors Changing the Face of Chapter 11?" Bankruptcy Law Review, Fall 1990.
      "Preparing for a Portfolio Company¿s Bankruptcy," Venture Capital Journal, July 1990.
      ¿An Introduction to Legal and Practical Considerations in the Restructuring of Troubled Leveraged Buyouts,¿ The Business Lawyer, November 1989.
      ¿Banks Beware: `Vulture Investors¿ Wield a Double-Edged Sword,¿ Banking Law Review, Summer 1989.

      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007, 2009)
      Named ¿Ohio Super Lawyer,¿ Cincinnati Magazine (2004, 2005, 2006)
      Chambers USA, ¿Leading Lawyers in Business - Ohio¿ (2004, 2005, 2006)
      Turnaround & Workouts, ¿Outstanding Young Business Lawyer¿

      Educational background:
      Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna **** laude (1986), Law Review; Order of the Coif
      Kent State University, B.A., magna **** laude (1983)

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