Lucas F. Hammonds is an Associate in the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy
Reorganization Practice Group. He represents creditors and creditors’
committees in large Chapter 11 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. He has
additional experience working with liquidating trustees and Chapter 11 debtors.
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., and Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Inc.
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).