Oliver Zeltner advises corporate, financial, and municipal clients in insolvency, restructuring, and bankruptcy situations across a variety of industries. Oliver's experience includes both chapter 11 and out-of-court representations in the energy, health care, aerospace, telecom, mining, automotive, gaming, and financial services industries. He also has experience representing clients in mass tort matters, both in court and out of court, and represented the City of Detroit in its historic municipal bankruptcy case.
Oliver regularly counsels clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including distressed asset transactions, fraudulent conveyance, preference, and fiduciary duty actions, automatic stay issues, environmental liability, cash collateral, post-petition financing, and jurisdictional issues arising in bankruptcy. Oliver's clients span the spectrum of interested parties in restructuring matters, including debtors and potential debtors, secured creditors, parents of insolvent subsidiaries, avoidance action defendants, and sellers and purchasers of distressed assets.
Oliver has represented or is representing, among other clients: Alpha Natural Resources, The Boeing Company (in a supplier's chapter 11 case), a Local Council of the Boy Scouts of America (in the BSA's chapter 11 case), the City of Detroit, M&G USA Corporation, Old Carco Liquidation Trust (the liquidating successor to Chrysler), Peabody Energy Corporation, and Westmoreland Resource Partners.
Oliver serves on the board of directors of Stella Maris, a nonprofit provider of addiction treatment and recovery services.
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- The Ohio State University (J.D. magna cum laude 2012; Order of the Coif); University of Kansas (M.A. 2006); University of Rhode Island (B.A. 2000; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Ohio, Texas, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Michigan, and Southern District of Texas
- Law Clerk, Appeals Unit, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office (Cleveland, Ohio) (2011); Legal Extern, Cold Case Unit, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office (Kansas City, Missouri) (2010)
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable John E. Hoffman Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio (2011)