As a partner in the firm’s Financial Restructuring Group, Thomas Kreller focuses on bankruptcy and corporate reorganization law and has represented debtors, lenders, equity holders, committees and acquirors in bankruptcy cases, loan restructurings and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Kreller has advised clients in large, complex transactions and high profile chapter 11 cases in jurisdictions across the country for 25 years, during which time he has established a reputation for courtroom excellence, strategic thinking and creative and pragmatic problem solving.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Kreller’s significant debtor representations have included: Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Station Casinos, Silver Legacy Resort & Casino, MacGregor Golf, American Restaurant Group, and Bugle Boy Industries.
Mr. Kreller’s significant creditor representations have included: Wells Fargo senior lender to Revel AC; the senior lender steering committee of Herbst Gaming; ad hoc bondholder committees in the restructurings of Nortel Networks Inc., Trump Casino Holdings, Brown Jordan International, Falcon Products, Nextel International, and Jackson Products; Cerberus Capital Management in connection with its acquisition of General Motors Acceptance Corp. and its potential acquisition of Delphi Corp.; The Anschutz Corporation and Oaktree Capital Management as acquirors in the Regal Cinemas and Edwards Theatres chapter 11 cases. Mr. Kreller has also represented the official creditors committees in the EaglePicher, National Equipment Services, Inc., McLeodUSA, DIVA Systems, Sun World International, Assisted Living Concepts and GST Telecommunications chapter 11 cases.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Kreller has been listed as one of the leading lawyers in the nation by various publications, including Chambers USA, IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in America, every year since 2006. He has been described by clients as "providing solid legal advice shaped with sound business judgment" (Chambers USA). He has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2005.
- UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1992
- UCLA, M.B.A., 1992
- Millikin University, B.S., 1986
- US District Court for the Central District of California
- US District Court for the Eastern District of California
- US District Court for the Northern District of California
- US District Court for the Southern District of California
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit