Gregory T. Donilon

Greg is a partner in the firm and a member of the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group. With over a decade of experience, he has been involved in all aspects of financial restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware and in other jurisdictions on behalf of a wide range of clients, including debtors, corporate and individual creditors, committees and other parties in interest. In addition, Greg has represented clients in corporate, commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.



  • Out of Court Workouts
  • Chapter 11 Business Reorganization
  • Chapter 7 Business Liquidation
  • Official and Ad Hoc Committee Representation
  • Trustee and Plan Administrator Representation
  • Asset Purchases/Sales
  • Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  • Avoidance Actions
  • Bankruptcy Claims
  • Automatic Stay Relief
  • Mediation
  • Appeals
  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors


  • Corporate & Commercial


  • State of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court -- Delaware


  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Volo Third Circuit Appellate Opinion Summary Editor)


  • American University Washington College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • American University Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Dean’s Fellow/Teaching Assistant (Intellectual Property Course)
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.

Representative Matters:

Greg has extensive experience representing and advising troubled companies in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. His engagements have included serving as lead counsel, Delaware co-counsel and conflicts counsel for small, middle-market and large business entities, including local Delaware businesses, spanning a wide range of industries, including retail, real estate, entertainment and hospitality, manufacturing, construction, financial, media and publishing, auto, gas and oil, and alternative energy. His debtor engagements have included:

  • Representing a Delaware golf and country club in its prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization, emerging from bankruptcy in under sixty (60) days and providing a full recovery to creditors.
  • Representing a national retailer with hundreds of leased store locations in successful Chapter 11 reorganization resulting in a full recovery to creditors and reinstatement of equity.
  • Representing several manufacturing companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy involving successful asset sales and significant recoveries to creditors.

Greg has also been involved in numerous significant Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Delaware on behalf of a wide range of other clients, including corporate and individual creditors, contract and lease parties, shareholders, lenders, asset purchasers, directors and officers, official and ad hoc committees, trustees and other professionals, including:

  • A123 Systems, Inc.
  • Capmark Financial Group, Inc.
  • Midway Games Inc.
  • Real Mex Restaurants
  • Appleseeds Intermediate Holdings LLC (d/b/a Orchard Brands)
  • Boscov’s, Inc.
  • Landsource Communities Development, LLC
  • Nebraska Book Company, Inc.
  • NewPage Corporation
  • Chef Solutions Holdings, LLC
  • Hussey Copper Corp.
  • MPC Computers, LLC
  • ACandS, Inc.
  • Factory 2-U Stores, Inc.
  • Security National Property Funding
  • Spheris, Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • Ritz Camera & Image, LLC
  • Local Insight Media
  • Stone & Webster
  • Hawkeye Renewables LLC
  • Fleming Companies
  • CFM U.S. Corporation
  • Liberty State Benefits of Delaware
  • First Place Financial Corporation

Clerkships and Previous Practice:

  • Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP, Associate (2002-2011); Summer Associate (2001)