Daniel J. Harris is a Member in the Bankruptcy Group at Cole Schotz. Dan focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and distressed situations.
Dan regularly represents debtors, creditors’ committees, noteholders, trade creditors, strategic investors and other parties in interest in all aspects of chapter 11 cases. He has represented public and private companies in chapter 11 cases in a variety of industries, including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, technology, media, energy and others. He also represents liquidating trustees and other stakeholders in connection with claims reconciliation processes and the pursuit of strategic litigation.
Beyond his restructuring practice, Dan represents investors and strategic parties in connection with general business matters, entrepreneurial endeavors, claims trading and investment transactions. Additionally, Dan offers unique experience counseling companies through the wind down and liquidation process in various European jurisdictions following a chapter 11 filing. This niche area of focus allows Dan to serve as a trusted counsel to companies and liquidating entities in chapter 11 with European-based subsidiaries.
- Served as primary counsel for debtors and debtors-in-possession in numerous chapter 11 restructurings, including National Realty Investment Advisors, LLC, Occasion Brands, LLC, Ciber, Inc., HOVENSA, LLC, and Residential Capital, LLC.
- Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and other parties in interest in significant healthcare and hospital chapter 11 cases, including Beverly Community Hospital, et al., MTPC, LLC, et al., Curae Health, Inc., et al., LRGHealthcare, Center City Healthcare, LLC d/b/a Hahnemann University Hospital, et al., Thomas Health System, Inc., and 21st Century Oncology, Holdings, Inc.
- Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in other significant chapter 11 cases, including Westmoreland Coal Company, The NORDAM Group, Inc., Peabody Energy Corp., Armstrong Energy Corp., and Energy Future Holdings Corp.
- Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related litigation matters including avoidance actions and malpractice actions.
- Served as counsel to noteholders and investors in connection with restructuring transactions in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Networks & Affiliations
Dan is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute and New Jersey State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section.
Dan also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Martin Glenn, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.