Mr. Jeremy Hollembeak
Baird Holm LLP
As an attorney in Baird Holm LLP’s Omaha office, Jeremy advises both domestic (U.S.) and foreign clients on development and implementation of cross-border legal strategies through multi-jurisdictional litigation and asset tracing, including engagements by (i) foreign debtors, creditors and office holders involved in foreign insolvency proceedings seeking or opposing relief in the United States including through Chapter 15 recognition cases under the US Bankruptcy Code, and (ii) domestic debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees considering foreign insolvency proceedings as a means of recognizing and/or enforcing U.S. bankruptcy proceedings and judgments. Prior to joining Baird Holm LLP, Jeremy spent 13 years as an attorney in New York City as an attorney for Kobre & Kim LLP and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where his practice focused on representing debtors, creditors and equity holders in connection with large Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 cases, bankruptcy-related litigation and out-of-court workouts and restructurings. Jeremy’s creditor representations have included official and ad hoc committees, institutional lenders, hedge funds and distressed debt investors. Some of Jeremy’s notable cross-border representations include (i) serving as US counsel to Mexican glassmaker Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., in its capacity as foreign representative, in one of the largest (US $3.7 billion ultimately restructured) and most heavily litigated Chapter 15 cases ever, culminating in the decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to enforce Vitro’s Mexican Concurso Plan in the United States (see Ad Hoc Group of Vitro Noteholders v. Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., 701 F.3d 1031 (5th Cir. 2012)), and (ii) serving as US counsel to the foreign representative of Sino-Forest Corporation – a Canadian operator and manufacturer of timberlands located in the Peoples Republic of China – in connection with the commencement and prosecution of a Chapter 15 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in which orders granting Chapter 15 recognition and enforcement in the United States of a Canadian plan of reorganization that included extensive third-party releases were obtained (see In re Sino-Forest Corporation, 501 B.R. 655 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2013)). Jeremy earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2006, and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University in 2002. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.