Gibson Brands’ Chapter 11


Paul, Weiss is representing an ad hoc committee of Gibson Brands, Inc. noteholders, including KKR, in connection with Gibson’s chapter 11 proceedings.

Gibson Brands is an iconic American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments and professional audio equipment based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has received commitments for $135 million of debtor-in-possession financing from our clients, which will provide it with the liquidity necessary to maintain its operations during its reorganization proceedings. The company has also entered into a restructuring support agreement with our clients, who hold approximately 68 percent of its senior secured notes due in 2018.

The Paul, Weiss team includes bankruptcy partner Brian Hermann (Picture) and counsel Robert Britton and Diane Meyers; corporate partners Lawrence Wee, Catherine Goodall, Raphael Russo and Brian Kim and counsel Chaim Theil and Bruce Gruder; litigation partners Jacqueline Rubin, Daniel Kramer and Aidan Synnott; tax partner Lindsay Parks; and employee benefits counsel Jason Ertel.


Lowenstein Sandler is advising the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Gibson Brands with a team including Jeffrey Cohen and Kenneth A. Rosen and includes Wojciech F. Jung, Andrew David Behlmann, Scott Cargill, and Keara Waldron.

Lowenstein’s Delaware co-counsel on the engagement is Adam Landis of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP.

Involved fees earner: Adam Landis – Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Jeffrey Cohen – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Kenneth Rosen – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Wojciech Jung – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Andrew David Behlmann – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Scott Cargill – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Keara Waldron – Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Brian Hermann – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Britton – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Diane Meyers – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Wee – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Catherine Goodall – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Raphael Russo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Kim – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Chaim P. Theil – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Bruce Gruder – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jacqueline Rubin – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Kramer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jason Ertel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: KKR; Gibson Brands, Inc. – Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors;