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Charles M. Oellermann (Charlie)
Of Counsel


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  • Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 1991; Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy); Purdue University (Ph.D. 1985; M.S. 1981); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. with highest distinction 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Charlie Oellermann has nearly 25 years of experience representing clients in complex restructuring and bankruptcy matters. His practice focuses primarily on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and other insolvency-related matters. He plays leading roles in Jones Day's representation of debtors, creditors' committees, asset purchasers, and other parties in large corporate restructurings, both in court and out of court, across the country. Charlie also provides insolvency-related advice in litigation and transactional contexts. In addition, he counsels clients regularly on fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, preferential transfer, fiduciary duty, and corporate veil piercing issues, as well as the structuring and consummation of spin-offs, secured financings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions. He oversees the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice in Jones Day's Columbus Office.

Charlie represented debtors in the chapter 11 cases of Black Diamond Mining, Loewen Group International, Montgomery Ward, National Century Financial Enterprises, and RadioShack Corporation. Other significant client matters include the representation of NRP Financial in the sale of its national broker-dealer business to LPL Financial Corporation, WL Ross & Co. as the leader of a noteholder investor group that acquired the operating assets of coal producer Horizon Natural Resources out of chapter 11, and the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation cases. He has extensive experience representing clients in bankruptcy cases involving the coal industry.

Charlie is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He has published and lectured extensively on U.S. insolvency matters.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2018)

    Super Lawyers Business Edition for bankruptcy (2011-2015)

    Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition for bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights (2009 and 2010)

    Ohio Super Lawyers for bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights (2005-2015)

    Recommended by US Legal 500 for corporate restructuring (2010)
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