Nick Buchta is a corporate restructuring lawyer with experience representing clients in complex, high-profile chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and cross-border insolvencies in the retail, energy, health care, aerospace, telecom, sports, and financial services industries.
Recently, Nick represented Diebold Nixdorf in the first-ever cross-border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord [WHOA]), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch scheme proceedings. Nick also represented Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the German restructuring law (StaRUG) and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving more than $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
Other notable representations include Condor Inversiones (debtor's counsel), Bestwall (debtor's counsel), Nine Point Energy (debtor's special litigation counsel), Cleveland Guardians (largest unsecured creditor of Diamond Sports Group), The Boeing Company (largest customer of GDC Technics), and Jefferies Finance (prepetition lender, DIP [debtor-in-possession] lender, and stalking horse bidder to FORMA Brands).
Nick maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum in the United States. Nick serves on the boards of the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association and Friars Senior Society of the University of Pennsylvania. He was voted Duke Law's Most Likely to Win Master Baker and was named the 2017 Gold Circle Award winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for best sports commentary among college journalists nationally.
Fifth Circuit: Barton Doctrine Precluded Litigation by Chapter 7 Debtor Against Bankruptcy Trustee and Counsel
Denial of Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Unwarranted Even if Plan Support Agreements Violated Disclosure Requirements
Delaware Court Holds Rejection Eliminates Non-Debtor's Exclusive Right to Provide Services to the Debtor
- Duke University (J.D. 2020; Executive Articles Editor, Alaska Law Review); University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Communication & Public Service [with distinction] and Political Science magna cum laude 2017; Eisenhower Award in Communication & Public Service)
- Law Clerk, City of Chicago Department of Law, Labor Litigation Division (Summer 2018)