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Joy Lyu Monahan

Joy Lyu Monahan

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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    Joy counsels clients in a wide variety of litigation and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters. She has worked with company representatives, financial advisors and investment bankers on a regular basis throughout the restructuring or bankruptcy process, over the past decade. Joy has experience preparing motions, adversary proceedings and claim objections, negotiating trade and pricing agreements, negotiating, drafting and implementing Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, structuring and negotiating settlements, conducting sales of assets under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and contesting matters before various bankruptcy, district and circuit courts. Joy has represented clients in a variety of industries including airlines, automotive, banking, energy, entertainment brands, hospitality and gaming, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate, retail, telecommunications and utilities.

    Joy also routinely counsels private equity and investment fund clients, both in and out of court, with respect to acquisitions of distressed assets and corporate governance matters related to their portfolio companies. Joy has also represented companies in connection with global and cross-border corporate transactions. Prior to going into private practice, Joy worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Joy was one of the team leaders and played an instrumental role in the setting up of the firm's new office located in Istanbul, Turkey. Joy is also part of the leadership team for the firm’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice Group.
    • Currently serving as general bankruptcy counsel for one of the most famous global entertainment brands, including advising the client in its dual role as the largest unsecured creditor and chair of the unsecured creditors’ committee in the 4Kids chapter 11 reorganization. 

    • Currently representing a chapter 11 liquidating trustee in connection with the liquidation of assets, including but not limited to the sale of minority shareholder interests, and resolution of claims. 

    • Currently representing various secured creditors in bankruptcy matters nationwide, including securing adequate protection of lenders’ cash collateral and settlement of claims in chapter 11 proceedings. 

    • Currently serving as general bankruptcy counsel for several insurance companies and a third-party administrator on the creditors’ side in various bankruptcy matters nationwide.

    • Currently serving as general bankruptcy counsel for a real estate developer, owner and manager of shopping centers and special centers located throughout the United States.

    • Represented Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 128 Receiver for Olsen’s Mill, Inc. in connection with the Receiver’s claims in the Renew Energy bankruptcy case. 

    • Represented one of the largest residential and commercial real estate developers in Chicago’s Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods in all aspects of its pending chapter 11 case. Negotiated settlements with eight out of ten secured lenders as part of the reorganization process. Negotiated asset purchase agreement with stalking horse bidder and conducted successful auction and sales process of one of the debtor’s major assets through a section 363 sale. 

    • Represented debtor investment entity in a single-asset real estate bankruptcy case and negotiated successful resolution with secured lender to close case. 

    • Represented Golfview Developmental Center, an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled, in its successful chapter 11 reorganization. 

    • Represented a development-stage enterprise that designed and developed an integrated mobile satellite and terrestrial services network to deliver wireless satellite communications services to mass-market consumers in its ongoing chapter 11 cases. The client was seeking to restructure approximately $800 million in outstanding liabilities in its prearranged chapter 11 cases. 

    • Represented one of the largest privately-owned casino operations in the United States. The client and its non-debtor affiliates operates 11 casinos in five states with approximately 540,000 square feet of gaming space and more than 8,300 hotel rooms, and employ more than 11,000 individuals. 

    • Represented a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high quality, differentiated food solutions and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. 

    • Represented an international tier 1 automotive supplier and forty-one of its domestic and Canadian subsidiaries in connection with their highly consensual and successful Chapter 11 reorganization cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. 

    • Represented an international chemical supply corporation in connection with day-to-day bankruptcy case management, resolving all non-asbestos claims and settled asbestos claims filed prior to the Debtors’ emergence from bankruptcy, preparing and negotiating its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, and participate in asbestos-related estimation proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

    • Represented one of the world’s largest airlines in its chapter 11 reorganization by reconciling claims filed against the airline.

    Featured Experience

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    • Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

      Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners. MORE

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Prior to joining private practice, Joy served as a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Charles Grisbaum, State of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and later for U.S. Magistrate (now District) Judge Lance M. Africk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

    Besides Edwards Wildman

    Joy is a very active alumna of Georgetown University. Joy has served on the Board of Governors for the Georgetown University Alumni Association since 2005 and was appointed to the Board of Hoyas Unlimited in 2012. Joy is a recipient of the 2012 Georgetown University Alumni Association William Gaston Alumni Award and the recipient of the 2004 Regional Clubs Volunteer of the Year Award. Joy also served as President of the Georgetown Club of New Orleans from 1998 - 2006.

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