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Jessica C. Peet
Jessica C. Peet
Partner — Restructuring & Reorganization
Partner — Restructuring & Reorganization

Jessica C. Peet

Jessica C. Peet
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Jessica C. Peet

Experience Highlights

  • Strategic Materials, Inc., North America’s leading glass recycling company, and certain of its affiliates in their prepackaged chapter 11 cases that deleveraged the company’s capital structure by converting over 65% of the company’s approximately $430 million of prepetition secured funded debt into equity; the prepackaged chapter 11 plan was confirmed within only 37 days of commencing the chapter 11 cases in Houston

  • Riverstone Holdings LLC, its portfolio company, Talen Energy Corporation (TEC), and TEC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cumulus Growth Holdings LLC in the chapter 11 cases of TEC’s wholly-owned subsidiary Talen Energy Supply, LLC, which involved key settlements that paved the way for a consensual reorganization of Talen’s legacy power generation business and the Cumulus data center and cryptomining growth initiatives and allowed Riverstone to retain material equity positions in both TEC and Cumulus Growth

  • Dhanani Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, the second largest quick-service restaurant franchisee group in the United States, with 849 restaurants across 23 states, in connection with an out-of-court workout and refinancing in the form of a $500 million credit facility provided by a group of lenders led by Monarch Alternative Capital LP

  • Jonah Energy in connection with its out-of-court restructuring, which deleveraged the Company’s balance sheet by approximately $580 million through a combination of transactions including a cash tender offer for any and all of Jonah’s existing senior unsecured notes, the redemption of all non-tendered notes, a fully-backstopped equity rights offering to fund $85 million of new equity investment from all eligible existing noteholders, and entry into an amended and restated credit facility with an initial borrowing base of $750 million

  • Meritage Midstream in an out-of-court restructuring involving a new $75 million debt investment by Riverstone Holdings, amendment and extension of Meritage’s $500 million credit facility, and resolution of protracted litigation with a significant contractor

  • Riverstone Credit Partners as administrative agent and lender on behalf of a syndicate of lenders under a $410 million term loan facility in the restructuring of MTE Holdings and its subsequent chapter 11 cases and related litigation; engagement evolved to representation in connection with acquisition of debtor’s assets by lender affiliate pursuant to a chapter 11 plan

  • Standard Fiber LLC, as a creditor in connection with the ongoing chapter 11 proceedings of The Northwest Company, LLC

  • CSI Compressco in an out-of-court exchange process whereby approximately 72.7% of the company’s existing unsecured notes were exchanged for new senior secured first and second lien notes, which, among other things, resulted in a multi-year maturity extension for the exchanged notes

  • Blackstone Energy Partners L.P. and its portfolio company, Gavilan Resources, LLC, in an ongoing dispute with joint venture partner Sanchez Energy Corporation under their joint development agreement and in connection with Sanchez Energy Corporation’s chapter 11 cases

  • Cloud Peak Energy in the sale of substantially all their operating assets to an affiliate of the Navajo Nation as part of its chapter 11 cases involving approximately $350 million in funded debt and over $750 million in total liabilities

  • TPG and Providence Equity Partners in connection with the restructuring of portfolio company Rentpath, Inc.

  • Riverstone Credit Partners in its role as secured lender and DIP lender in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Elk Petroleum, Inc.

  • Taco Bueno Restaurants in a prepetition debt sale transaction followed by an in-court restructuring in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas that involved equitizing $140 million in senior secured debt, transitioning ownership to an affiliate of Sun Holdings, Inc., renegotiating a substantial portion of the company’s lease portfolio, and reaching a global settlement with unsecured creditors in fewer than 45 days

  • Harvey Gulf International Marine, a Jones Act regulated marine transportation company, in all aspects of its complex balance sheet restructuring involving approximately $1.3 billion in senior secured funded debt, and effectuated through prepackaged chapter 11 cases

  • Petro Harvester Oil & Gas in the out-of-court restructuring of its approximately $142.3 million in first lien debt obligations and successful merger with a strategic partner

  • Riverstone Holdings in connection with the sale of substantially all of the assets of its portfolio company Enduro Resources Partners LLC

  • PennEnergy Resources, LLC in connection with its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rex Energy Corporation for $600.5 million and negotiation of a comprehensive global settlement to the chapter 11 case

  • Riverstone Holdings in its capacity as second lien lender and private equity sponsor in connection with Fieldwood Energy’s restructuring, including the conversion of more than $1.6 billion in funded debt to equity, its $525 million new money rights offering, and the acquisition of Noble Energy’s deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico, all as effectuated through prepackaged chapter 11 cases

  • Energy XXI, a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases which reduced the company’s funded debt by approximately $3.0 billion

  • A confidential bidder in connection with SunEdison’s chapter 11 cases

  • U.S. Oil and Refining in connection with its credit facility amendments and out-of-court restructuring

  • Rice Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company, in connection with its stalking horse asset purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., to acquire certain assets in central Greene County, Pennsylvania through Alpha’s chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for $200 million

  • Sundevil Power Holdings LLC, a merchant power company, in connection with the sale of its power block assets in its chapter 11 case filed in Delaware


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2012
  • Dartmouth College, B.S. History, 2008
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate, 2021 and 2022
  • New York
  • “Bankruptcy and Financial Distress in the Oil & Gas Industry: Legal Problems and Solutions,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation webinar, October 2020 (panelist)
  • “Addressing the Needs of the Oil & Gas Industry,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation webinar, May 2020 (panelist)
  • “Distressed Debt and Looming Maturities: Liability Management and Restructuring Strategies in the Time of COVID-19,” V&E CLE, April 2020 (panelist)
  • “Bankruptcy Hot Topics,” Citi’s Unconventional Views on Energy in 2020, January 2020 (panelist)
  • “Market Discussion Series: Energy Sector Outlook,” March 29, 2017 (panelist)