Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court

Case number: 6:24-bk-02486 - Red Lobster Management LLC - Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court

Case Information
Case title
Red Lobster Management LLC
Chapter
11
Judge
Grace E. Robson
Filed
05/19/2024
Last Filing
06/15/2024
Asset
Yes
Vol
v
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Middle District of Florida (Orlando)
Bankruptcy Petition #: 6:24-bk-02486-GER

Assigned to: Grace E. Robson
Chapter 11
Voluntary
Asset


Date filed:  05/19/2024

Debtor

Red Lobster Management LLC

450 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 800
Orlando, FL 32801
ORANGE-FL
Tax ID / EIN: 46-5136889
dba
Red Lobster


represented by
Brooke L. Bean

KING & SPALDING LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 572-4600
Email: [email protected]

Christopher K. Coleman

KING & SPALDING LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 572-4600
Email: [email protected]

Jeffrey R Dutson

KING & SPALDING LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 572-4600
Email: [email protected]

Michael Fishel

KING & SPALDING LLP
1100 Louisiana, Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 751-3200
Email: [email protected]

Taeyeong Kim

KING & SPALDING LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 572-4600
Email: [email protected]

Sarah L Primrose

King & Spalding
1180 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-572-2734
Fax : 404-493-9354
Email: [email protected]

Paul Steven Singerman

Berger Singerman, LLP
1450 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1900
Miami, FL 33131
305-714-4343
Fax : 305-714-4340
Email: [email protected]

W. Austin Jowers

KING & SPALDING LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 572-4600
Email: [email protected]

U.S. Trustee

United States Trustee - ORL

Office of the United States Trustee
George C Young Federal Building
400 West Washington Street, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-6301

represented by
Scott E Bomkamp

DOJ-Ust
United States Trustee
400 W. Washington St.
Ste 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-6069
Email: [email protected]

Bryan E Buenaventura

DOJ-Ust
501 East Polk Street
Ste 1200
Tampa, FL 33602
407-648-6070
Fax : 407-648-6323
Email: [email protected]

Jill E Kelso

Office of the United States Trustee
400 W. Washington Street
Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 648-6301
Fax : (407) 648-6323
Email: [email protected]

William J Simonitsch

Office of the United States Trustee
400 West Washington St., Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-6301 x121
Email: [email protected]

Creditor Committee

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
represented by
Robert J Feinstein

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
780 Third Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 561-7700
Fax : (212) 561-7777
Email: [email protected]

Theodore S. Heckel

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 561-7700
Email: [email protected]

Paul J Labov

PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES LLP
780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 561-7700
Email: [email protected]

Maxim B. Litvak

PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES LLP
780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 561-7700
Email: [email protected]

Cia H Mackle

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-270-5123
Fax : 310-270-5123
Email: [email protected]

Joseph A Pack

Pack Law, P.A.
51 Northeast 24th Street, Suite 108
Miami, FL 33137
305-916-4500
Fax : 305-916-8700
Email: [email protected]

Bradford J Sandler

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2024
(212) 561-7704

Latest Dockets
Date Filed#Docket Text
06/15/2024399Docket Text
Certificate of Service Re: Debtors Omnibus Reply in Support of Debtors Corrected Emergency Motion for Interim and Final Orders (I) Approving Postpetition Financing, (II) Authorizing the Use of Cash Collateral, (III) Granting Liens and Providing Superpriority Administrative Expense Status, (IV) Granting Adequate Protection, (V) Modifying Automatic Stay, (VI) Scheduling a Final Hearing, and (VII) Granting Related Relief; and Debtors Corrected Emergency Motion for an Order Establishing Certain Notice Procedures Filed by Other Prof. Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG) (related document(s)[362], [364]). (Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG))
06/15/2024398Docket Text
Certificate of Service Re: Debtors Notice of Filing Verified Statement of Nicholas Haughey, Proposed Chief Restructuring Officer to the Debtors, Red Lobster Management LLC, et al., in Support of Debtors Application for Approval of the Employment of Paul Steven Singerman and the Law Firm of Berger Singerman LLP as Co-Counsel to the Debtors, Effective as of the Petition Date; Debtors Notice of Filing Verified Statement of Nicholas Haughey, Proposed Chief Restructuring Officer to the Debtors, Red Lobster Management LLC, et al., in Support of Debtors Application for Approval of the Employment of the Law Firm of King & Spalding LLP as Co-Counsel to the Debtors-in-Possession, Effective as of the Petition Date; and Debtors Notice of Filing Verified Statement of Nicholas Haughey, Proposed Chief Restructuring Officer to the Debtors, Red Lobster Management LLC, et al., in Support of Debtors Application for Entry of an Order Under 11 U.S.C. § 327(e) Authorizing Debtors to Employ and Retain Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as Special Counsel to the Debtors, Effective as of the Petition Date Filed by Other Prof. Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG) (related document(s)[347], [349], [348]). (Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG))
06/15/2024397Docket Text
Certificate of Service Re: Debtors Notice of Filing (I) Supplemental Declaration of Linc Rogers in Support of Debtors Application for Entry of an Order 11 U.S.C. § 327(e) Authorizing Debtors to Employ and Retain Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, as Special Counsel to the Debtors, Effective as of the Petition Date, and (II) Redline of Proposed Order Approving Debtors Application for Entry of an Order Under 11 U.S.C. § 327(e) Authorizing Debtors to Employ and Retain Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as Special Counsel to the Debtors, Effective as of the Petition Date Filed by Other Prof. Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG) (related document(s)[333]). (Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC (SJG))
06/14/2024396Docket Text
Notice of Appearance and Request for Notice Filed by Jonathan T Crane on behalf of Creditor BER Real Estate Investment IV LLC. (Crane, Jonathan)
06/14/2024395Docket Text
Hearing Proceeding Memo: Hearing Held - APPEARANCES: Paul Singerman, Michael Fishel, Chris Coleman, Jeff Dutson, Austin Jowers, Brook Bean, Nicolette Vilmos (Debtor Atty); Jonathan Tibus, Mike Haughey (Debtor Reps); Charles Dale, Lara Fernandez (Fortress Atty); Eric Golden (Wells Fargo Atty); Bradford Sandler, Robert Feinstein (Proposed Creditor Committee Counsel); Joe Pack, Jessey Kiehl (Lowe/Parker Atty); Paul Battista, Andrew Sorkin (Thai Union Atty); Chris Thompson (CB Portfolio, FJC Properties Atty); Scott Bompkamp (US Trustee Atty); Steven Soloman, Jennifer Raviele (Blumenfeld; Kite Atty); EVIDENCE: Debtor Exhibits 1-8 Admitted; RULING: Initial Status Conference: Cont. Status Conference: 1) (Debtor) Emergency Application to Retain Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC to Provide the Debtors a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Restructuring Officer, and Certain Additional Personnel, (II) Designate Jonathan Tibus as Chief Executive Officer, and (III) Designate Nicholas Haughey as Chief Restructuring Officer For the Debtors, in Each Case, Effective as of the Petition Date (CORRECTED APPLICATION) (Doc #11) - Approved:Order by Singerman; 2) (Debtor) Emergency Motion for Authority to Pay Pre-Petition Wages, Salaries, Employee Benefits, and Other Employee Obligations, Maintain Employee Benefit Programs, and For Related Relief ( Doc #19) - Granted on a final basis:Order by Singerman ; 3) (Debtor) Emergency Motion for Interim and Final Orders Authorizing Debtors to Pay Prepetition Sales, Use, Trust Fund, Property, Foreign, and Other Taxes and Similar Obligations (Doc #30) - Granted on a final basis:Order by Singerman; 4) (Debtor) Emergency Motion for Authority to Maintain Pre-Petition Bank Accounts, for Continued Use of Existing Cash Management System, to Continue Use of Existing Business Forms and Checks, and to Honor Certain Related Prepetition and Postpetition Obligations, to Perform Intercompany Transactions, for a Waiver o! f Certain Investment and Deposit Guidelines, and Granting Related Relief (Doc #37) - Granted:Order by Singerman; 5) (Debtor) Emergency Motion for Approval of Post-Petition Financing, in addition to Emergency Motion to Use Cash Collateral, Granting Liens and Providing Superpriority Administrative Expense Status, Granting Adequate Protection, Modifying Automatic Stay, Scheduling a Final Hearing, and Granting Related Relief (Doc #79) - Granted on a final basis:Order by Singerman; PRELIMINARY HEARING: 6) (Debtor) Application to Employ Paul Steven Singerman and the Law Firm of Berger Singerman LLP as Co-Counsel to the Debtors Effective as of the Petition Date (Doc #69) - Approved:Order by Singerman; 7) (Debtor) Application to Employ King & Spalding LLP as Co-Counsel to the Debtors Effective as of the Petition Date (Doc #98) - Order by Singerman; 8) (Debtor) Application to Employ Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC as Real Estate Advisor and Consultant for the Debtors-In-Possession Effective as of the Petition Date (Doc #128) - Approved:Order by Singerman; 9) (Debtor) Application to Employ Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as Special Counsel to the Debtors Effective as of the Petition Date (Doc #216) - Approved:Order by Singerman; 10) (Debtor) Application to Employ Hilco Corporate Finance, LLC as Investment Banker for the Debtors Effective as of the Petition Date and Waiving Certain Time Keeping Requirements (Doc #217) - Approved:Order by Singerman; 11) (Debtor) Motion for Entry of an Order (I)(A) Approving Bidding Procedures for Substantially All of the Debtors' Assets, (B) Authorizing the Debtors to Enter into Stalking Horse Agreement and to Provide Bidding Protections Thereunder, (C) Scheduling an Auction and Approving the Form and Manner of Notice Thereof, (D) Approving Assumption and Assignment Procedures, and (E) Scheduling a Sale Hearing and Approving the Form and Manner of Notice Thereof; (II)(A) Approving the Sale of the Debtors' Assets Free and Clea! r of Lien! s, Claims, Interests, and Encumbrances and (B) Approving the Assumption and Assignment of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases; and (III) Granting Related Relief (Doc #49) - Granted:Order by Singerman; 12) (Debtor) Motion for Order Establishing Procedures for Monthly and Interim Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses for Professionals (Doc #52) - Granted:Order by Singerman ; 13) (Debtor) Motion for Entry of Order Approving Retention and Employment of Professionals Utilized in the Ordinary Course of Business, Effective as of the Petition Date (Doc #93) - Granted:Order by Singerman; 14) (Debtor) Motion to Reject Unexpired Leases of Non-Residential Real Property Effective as of the Petition Date, (B) Abandonment of Any Remaining Personal Property Located at the Leased Premises, and (C) Fixing a Bar Date for Claims of Counterparties (Third Omnibus) (Doc #53) - cont. to a date to be determined:Debtor to contact court 15) (Debtor) Motion to Reject Unexpired Leases of Non-Residential Real Property Effective as of the Petition Date, (B) Abandonment of Any Remaining Personal Property Located at the Leased Premises, and (C) Fixing a Bar Date for Claims of Counterparties (Fourth Omnibus) (Doc #54) - cont. to a date to be determined:Debtor to contact court; (gww). Proposed Orders, if applicable, should be submitted within three days after the date of the hearing - Local Rule 9072-1(c). This docket entry/document is not an official order of the Court . (Miguenes, Bill)
06/14/2024394Docket Text
Final Order Granting Debtors' Emergency Motion for Interim and Final Orders (A) Authorizing the Debtors to (I) Continue to Use Existing Cash Management System, (II) Maintain Bank Accounts and Continue Use of Existing Business Forms and Checks, (III) Honor Certain Related Prepetition and Postpetition Obligations, and (IV) Perform Intercompany Transactions, (B) Granting a Waiver of Certain Investment and Deposit Guidelines, and (C) Granting Related Relief (related document(s)[37]). Service Instructions: Paul Singerman is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order. (Moore, Chelsea)
06/14/2024393Docket Text
Final Order (I) Authorizing the Debtors to Obtain Postpetition Financing, (II) Authorizing the Debtors to Use Cash Collateral on a Limited Basis, (III) Granting Liens and Providing Superpriority Administrative Expense Status, (IV) Granting Adequate Protection, (V) Modifying the Automatic Stay, and (VI) Granting Related Relief (related document(s)[79]). Service Instructions: Paul Singerman is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order. (Moore, Chelsea)
06/14/2024392Docket Text
Order Under 11 U.S.C. §§ 327(a) and 328(a) Approving Application to Employ/Retain Hilco Corporate Finance, LLC as Investment Banker for the Debtors Effective as of the Petition Date and Waiving Certain Time-Keeping Requirements (Related Doc [217]). Service Instructions: Paul Singerman is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order. (Harden, Nadia) Modified on 6/14/2024 (Harden, Nadia).
06/14/2024391Docket Text
Order Approving Application to Employ/Retain Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as Special Counsel to the Debtors, Effective as of the Petition Date (Related Doc [216]). Service Instructions: Paul Singerman is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order. (Harden, Nadia)
06/14/2024390Docket Text
Order Approving Application to Employ/Retain Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC as Real Estate Advisor and Consultant for the Debtor-In-Possession, Effective as of the Petition Date (Related Doc [128]). Service Instructions: Paul Singerman is directed to serve a copy of this order on interested parties and file a proof of service within 3 days of entry of the order. (Harden, Nadia)