Aaron Gavant understands the challenges his clients and their leaders consistently face in the world of restructuring and bankruptcy, as well as in a range of other special situations including pre- and post-default issues arising in connection with securitizations and other complex capital market transactions.
Aaron offers a diversified practice focused both on traditional in-court and out-of-court restructurings, as well as structured finance special situations. He works collaboratively with his clients to understand their strategic goals and to assist them in achieving such objectives through diligent advocacy and practical solutions.
With respect to the restructuring and bankruptcy aspect of his practice, Aaron has represented financial institutions and other credit and equity providers of all types and sizes in a full range of distress scenarios, including M&A transactions both within and outside of the judicial process, litigation leading up to and following bankruptcy, liquidation related issues, and wholesale Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Aaron has also represented companies who are either themselves facing distress or who find themselves adverse to counterparties, vendors and/or other service providers who are facing distress.
With respect to the structured finance special situation aspect of his practice, Aaron most prominently represents indenture trustees, special servicers, administrative agents and other similarly situated entities as they navigate unique issues both outside of, and in the course of, distress and/or other unique or special situations. He is experienced in a range of deal types from residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities trusts to whole business securitizations, and in a range of industries from mortgage finance to energy to retail.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Aaron honed his strengths as a partner in the restructuring practice group of an AmLaw 20 law firm.
The M&A Advisor Emerging Leader, 2021
Global M&A Network Americas Rising Star Dealmaker, 2021