Brinkmann Corporation

The firm was counsel to Outdoor Direct Corporation f/k/a Brinkmann Corporation and its affiliates, including National Consumer Outdoors Corporation f/k/a Dallas Manufacturing Company, in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in Delaware. Prior to filing bankruptcy, the companies were international manufacturers and suppliers of pet-bed products, outdoor lighting products, and barbecue grills. Based in Dallas, the companies entered chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell their pet-bed business as a going concern and liquidate their remaining assets after the relationship with their principal customer and retail outlet was terminated. The bankruptcy court approved the sale of the companies' pet-bed business approximately one month after entering for $61 million—an approximate 65% increase in the stalking horse bid.