Lucas F. Hammonds is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. He represents creditors, creditors’ committees and other parties in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and related proceedings. Mr. Hammonds has represented banks, investment funds, manufacturers, telecommunications providers, real estate developers and other entities as creditors in major Chapter 11 cases and parties in related adversary proceedings and appeals, including actions to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers. Representative matters include the representation of secured creditors in the Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., Erickson Retirement Communities, LLC and Raritan Hospitality cases, and the official committees of unsecured creditors in the Bayonne Medical Center, Hudson Healthcare, Inc., Christ Hospital, Fairmont General Hospital, Inc., Union Hospital District, Ultura (LA), Inc., Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Inc., Progressive Acute Care LLC, Gardens Regional Hospitaland Medical Center, Inc. and Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Association cases.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Hammonds was an intern with the United States Department of Justice and the Honorable Barbara R. Kapnick of the New York State Supreme Court, and served as an Alexander Fellow in the chambers of the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., then United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey (subsequently appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit).