Mr. Richard Pedone
Nixon Peabody LLP
Mr. Pedone represents strategic buyers of financially troubled businesses, purchasers of distressed debt, creditors' committees, secured creditors, asset purchasers, and others in the financial restructuring and bankruptcy processes. Mr. Pedone has also represented creditors in cross-border insolvency matters, including situations in Israel and Canada. Recently, Mr. Pedone represented Wilmington Trust Company in connection with $2.5 billion in debt secured by more than a dozen power plants in the Calpine bankruptcy cases pending in New York. Mr. Pedone's effectiveness as a restructuring attorney is greatly enhanced by his litigation and trial experience. Recent trials and evidentiary hearings that he has conducted include a contest over creditors' rights to hundreds of millions of dollars in prepayment premiums and default interest in Calpine; contested asset sales in bankruptcy; and the defense of a corporate veil-piercing action for a French construction company under attack by its subsidiaries' creditors. Mr. Pedone lives in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters. He serves on the boards of two community sailing organizations for children. Education Boston College, J.D., cum laude (1995) Bates College, B.A., honors in Political Science (1989) London School of Economics, M.Sc. Comparative Government (1992).