Irving Tanning

We served as counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the case of Irving Tanning Company , which is engaged in the business of treating and finishing cow hides into leather sold to manufacturers of leather products in the United States and worldwide. At the beginning of the case, the company's secured lender was insisting on a liquidation, and opposed the debtor's request to use cash collateral. The committee uncovered a potential claim against the secured lender and otherwise sought to resist efforts to liquidate the company. Ultimately, an orderly process for selling or reorganizing the company was established that resulted in a confirmed plan of reorganization that spared it from outright liquidation.