Lucas F. Hammonds is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. He represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and other parties in complex Chapter 11, Chapter 9 and Chapter 7 cases and related proceedings. Mr. Hammonds has represented banks, investment funds, manufacturers, telecommunications providers, real estate developers, landlords, contractors and other entities in significant bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings and appeals.
Representative matters include representation of the debtor in the Mammoet-Starneth LLC case; secured creditors in the Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., Erickson Retirement Communities, LLC and Raritan Hospitality cases; and 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 Hospital and Medical Center, Inc., Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Association, Gainesville Hospital District, Morehead Memorial Hospital, Curae Health, Inc., et al., Promise Healthcare Group, LLC, Astria Health, et al., Center City Healthcare, LLC d/b/a Hahnemann University Hospital, et al., Thomas Health System, Inc., Randolph Health, LRGHealthcare, MTPC, LLC, et al., Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, et al. and Watsonville Hospital Corporation, et al. cases.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Hammonds 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), and was an intern with the United States Department of Justice and the Honorable Barbara R. Kapnick of the New York State Supreme Court.