With over 25 years of experience, Gregory Plotko advises creditors, distressed investors and corporate debtors on virtually all types of insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy litigation matters. Greg works collaboratively with his clients to understand their strategic goals and helps them achieve such objectives through diligent advocacy and practical solutions.
Greg provides legal counsel to a diverse range of clients including credit funds, financial institutions (distressed desks), secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and other parties involved in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 bankruptcy cases. He counsels clients on rights and remedies of various debt holders, handicapping legal outcomes, returns on investment (recovery ranges and timing) as well as analyzing capital structures, credit covenants and indenture provisions. Greg also has deep experience in special situations lending, alternative financing, litigation funding and claims trading.
As an advocate for creditors, Greg’s experience includes negotiating and litigating Chapter 11 plans, cash collateral orders, debtor-in-possession and exit financing documents and equity commitment agreements, as well as developing, negotiating and implementing rights offerings.
Greg’s experience with debtors includes assisting companies in navigating the complex legal, financial, and operational issues that arise in Chapter 11, receiverships, and out of court restructurings. He is well-versed in negotiating and obtaining forbearance agreements, and support from trade vendors, negotiating and implementing sales of business segments and companies and negotiating debtor-in-possession financing and confirming Chapter 11 plans.
Prior to joining the Barnes & Thornburg, Greg was a partner with an AmLaw 100 firm in New York.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Turnaround Management Association
National leadership council member, Upwardly Global
Legal Aid Society’s Outstanding Pro Bono Immigration Service Award, 2005-2006