Michael Tuchin

Partner with KTBS Law LLP

Mr. Tuchin graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990. He served as an extern to the Honorable Joseph R. Sneed, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in 1989. Mr. Tuchin is a Fellow of the American College of Banrkuptcy and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He represents debtors, equity holders, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, trustees, and parties interested in acquiring assets from troubled companies and has been widely recognized as one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in the nation.

Mr. Tuchin has significant mass tort experience, including significant representations in the chapter 11 cases of USA Gymnastics, Imerys, LTL, and the Aearo-affiliated debtors (subsidiaries of 3M).

Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous debtors in court, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (motion picture studio and licensor of intellectual property) in its successful chapter 11 reorganization, PacSun (a national retail clothing company) in connection with its successful chaper 11 case, Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture, LLC and Affiliates (owner-developers of a 3,592-acre master-planned residential development and resort located in Henderson, Nevada) in its successful chapter 11 case, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, California, in its successful chapter 9 case, Nevada Cancer Institute (owner and operator of non-profit cancer research and treatment facilities) in its successful chapter 11 case, American Restaurant Group (the owner of the Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus chain of restaurants) in connection with their successful chapter 11 cases, Samuels Jewelers, Inc. (a national publicly traded retailer of fine jewelry operating more than 130 stores) in connection with its successful chapter 11 case, Avado Brands, Inc. and affiliates (a national operator of 90 Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen and 22 Hops Grillhouse and Brewery restaurants in 20 states) in their successful chapter 11 cases, Fountain View, Inc. (operator of more than 50 skilled care nursing and assisted care living facilities) in connection with its successful chapter 11 reorganization, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inc. (a world-renowned retailer of innovative specialty apparel operating more than 150 stores, a catalogue, and an internet business) in connection with its successful chapter 11 case, and Maple Plaza, Ltd. (the owner of a significant commercial property in Beverly Hills, California) in its successful chapter 11 case.

Out of court, Mr. Tuchin has led successful restructurings of MGM-Mirage (one of the world’s largest owners and operators of casino resorts), the Lusk Company (a large California homebuilder with close to $1 billion in debt), bebe (a national retailer of women’s apparel), and L.A. Kings, Ltd. (the then-owner of the Los Angeles Kings hockey franchise).

Mr. Tuchin has represented creditors in chapter 11 cases across the country, including Blockbuster, Inc. (New York, NY), Chevy’s Restaurants (Oakland, CA), Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Richmond, VA), Crescent Jewelers (Oakland, CA), Diversified Restaurant Concepts (San Jose, CA), Eastman Kodak Company (New York, NY), Edwards Theatres (Orange County, CA), Falcon Industries (St. Louis, MO), Fox & Hound (Delaware), Kmart (Chicago, IL), Lodgenet Interactive Corp. (New York, NY), Merry-Go-Round (Delaware), Natrol, Inc. (Delaware), Pegasus Satellite Television (Portland, ME), Petries Retail (New York, NY), Sega Gameworks (Los Angeles, CA), Tower Records (Delaware), United Airlines (Chicago, IL), Young Broadcasting, Inc. (New York, NY). Mr. Tuchin represented Suzuki Motor Corporation, a Japan-based manufacturer of engines and vehicles sold worldwide, as the largest creditor (secured and unsecured) in the chapter 11 case of American Suzuki Motor Corporation. He has represented Viacom, Paramount, CBS and Cerberus as creditors in numerous cases. He has represented multiple bondholder committees in restructurings (in and out of court), including in the restructurings of Physiotheraphy Associates, Black Hawk Casino, ICO Global & Lieberman Broadcasting.

Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous trustees, including the chapter 7 trustee in the high-profile Girls Gone Wild chapter 11 cases in Los Angeles, California and the trustee of the Circuit City Liquidating Trust.
Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous purchasers of assets, including Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. in connection with its purchase of the motorcycle, ATV, and marine divisions of American Suzuki Motor Corporation.

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