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- Special Situations
- Real Estate
- Health Care
Tom Whalen leads the Health Care, Real Estate and Special Situations Groups of Griffin. His transactional expertise includes M&A advisory, complex restructurings and recapitalizations, refinancings and capital raises for senior, second lien and subordinated debt, including assisting clients in special situations with transactional solutions to financial, operational or liquidity challenges. He has led and completed more than 50 transactional assignments.
Tom’s background as a bankruptcy lawyer provides clients with important insights into the interplay of law and commercial finance. He has represented several parties in the purchase and sale of assets pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code in numerous regional and national cases. Tom has advised financial institutions, debtor-in-possession lenders, ad hoc bond/noteholder committees and secured creditors in a broad range of issues inside and outside of the bankruptcy court venue. He has also served as an advisor to financial institutions in numerous commercial loan, loan workout and restructuring transactions. Tom has represented creditors’ committees and members of creditors’ committees in a wide range of issues including the disposition of debtors’ assets. He has also advised post-confirmation trusts and plan administrators in various matters necessary to complete the reorganization process. Tom is experienced in advising many companies facing financial challenges or within the auspices of Chapter 11.
Tom is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.
- Temple University School of Law, J.D.
- Temple University, B.A., cum laude
- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, post-graduate certificate in Finance and Accounting
- FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses