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Kramer Levin Selected as Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee of Toys “R” Us

September 27, 2017

Kramer Levin is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Toys “R” Us Inc. Burdened by more than $5 billion of debt, the company sought chapter 11 protection in federal court in Richmond, VA, on Sept. 18, 2017. The nine-member committee consists of LEGO Systems Inc., Mattel Inc., Huffy Corporation, The Bank of New York Mellon, Simon Property Group Inc., KIMCO Realty, Evenflo Company Inc., Veritiv Operating Company and Euler Hermes North America Insurance Co.

The Kramer Levin restructuring team is led by partners Kenneth H. Eckstein, Robert T. Schmidt and Stephen D. Zide. Kramer Levin's Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group has been actively involved in most of the major bankruptcy cases in the United States during the past 20 years. The group is chaired by Mr. Eckstein and Thomas Moers Mayer, both fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Mayer was also recently appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for a second three-year term commencing Oct. 1, 2017. Kramer Levin and its lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring by Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other industry observers.

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