Raff Ferraioli is an associate in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster.
Mr. Ferraioli earned his J.D. at St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an Articles and Notes editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and the managing director of the Moot Court Honor Society. After law school, Mr. Ferraioli received his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law, earning the highest cumulative grade point average in the program.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Ferraioli served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Kay Vyskocil, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
In re The NORDAM Group, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of aerospace manufacturer The NORDAM Group, Inc. and affiliated debtors. At the time of filing, NORDAM had approximately $286 million in funded debt and was engaged in a five-year dispute with Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation over a long-term agreement for the manufacturing of nacelle systems used in Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. aircraft. The Committee supported NORDAM’s decision to sell its interest in the program to Gulfstream and thereafter negotiated a plan of reorganization that provided for an equity investment and payment of all unsecured claims in full with interest.
In re Southeastern Grocers LLC, et al.(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the ad hoc group of secured and unsecured noteholders in connection with the chapter 11 prepackaged plan of Southeastern Grocers LLC - one of the largest conventional supermarkets in the United States operating under the Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Harveys, and Fresco y Más banners - successfully rationalizing its 704-store footprint and restructuring more than $1.5 billion of debt and other obligations, paying unsecured trade creditors in full.
In re Real Industry, Inc.(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to Real Industry, Inc., Real Alloy Recycling, Inc., and their affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Real Industry is a holding company with approximately one billion dollars in tax attributes. Real Alloy, a subsidiary of Real Industry, is a large-scale recycler of aluminum with operations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The debtors collectively filed for chapter 11 to restructure approximately $400 million in funded debt obligations and approximately $75 million in other obligations. In May 2018, Real Industry’s chapter 11 plan, which preserved its tax attributes, went effective, and Real Alloy closed a sale of all its assets and operations, preserving 2,000 jobs and critical business relationships.
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