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Gregory O. KadenGregory O. Kaden

(617) 574-3818
gkaden@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7585
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Duke University, B.A., 1993, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999, with honors
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Greg, a Director at the firm, has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in M&A deals, lenders in subordinated loan transactions and intercreditor arrangements, and directors and officers in corporate governance and risk management matters. According to Chambers USA, clients rely on Greg "to provide common-sense, practical advice oriented toward business goals." He also serves as general outside corporate counsel to a number of middle market portfolio companies owned by private equity firms. Greg has additionally represented debtors, investors, and buyers in a variety of distressed M&A transactions. 

Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representation of private equity firm and its portfolio companies as lead transaction counsel in numerous acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Counsel to CRG Partners Group in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.
  • Counsel to management group in buyout of majority owner of consulting firm.
  • Counsel to successful purchaser of assets of national retailer.
  • Counsel to planning and development company in its acquisition of prominent architecture firm.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • Counsel to Gordon Brothers Group in various distressed asset transactions, including the disposition of all the inventory owned by Delia*s, Inc. (in a joint venture with Hilco Merchant Resources) and the liquidation of the inventory owned by Joyce Leslie, Inc.
  • Debtor-in-possession counsel to Betsey Johnson LLC in the sale and disposition of its assets in Chapter 11 proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Lead counsel to foreign representative of Irish company in its Chapter 15 bankruptcy case.
  • Debtor-in possession counsel to Victor Oolitic Stone Company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Debtor-in possession counsel to software company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. 

Risk Management

  • Advise clients in connection with their management liability insurance and transactional insurance programs and draft and negotiate policy forms. 
  • Successful defense of former CEO of Chapter 11 debtor from state labor law claims arising from post-petition plant closings.
  • Successful representation of former directors of financially-troubled corporation in corporate governance litigation.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Corporate Growth
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011
  • “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2012-2016
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, "The Triple I: Nonprofits Managing Risk Through Indemnity, Insurance, and Immunity,” Boston Bar Association, December 2015
  • Panelist, “The State of the M&A/Private Equity Market," Northeast M&A and Private Equity Forum, November 2015
  • Panelist, "Current Trends in Rep and Warranty Insurance," Northeast M&A and Private Equity Forum, December 2014
  • Panelist, "E&O and D&O Liability Insurance and Claims in Bankruptcy,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, July 2013
  • Panelist, "In-House Counsel: Preparing for the Unexpected," New England In-House,March 2012
  • Panelist, “Debtor’s Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Workout Proposals With Secured Lenders,” American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, July 2010
  • Panelist, "Shareholder Liability: Piercing the Corporate Veil & Beyond," MCLE New England, May 2009
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments Affecting Officers & Directors of Financially Distressed Businesses,” Boston Bar Association, December 2008
Press Releases
num: 15
publicationsArticles: Co-author, “When Statutes Collide: The Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Bankruptcy,”  ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Client, Betsey Johnson, Successfully Restructures
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
blogEntries: Review Your Retail Company’s Existing Business Interruption Insurance to Ensure Proper Coverage
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
clientAdvisories: In re Family Dollar Stores, Inc.: No Revlon Duty to Seek Better Terms From Competing Bidder; Shareholders Approve Lower Bid Offer on January 22
clientAdvisories: When is a Confidentiality Agreement Not Enough to Keep Information Confidential?
clientAdvisories: Biochemics, Inc. v. Axis Reinsurance Co.: When Does a D&O “Claim” Occur?
clientAdvisories: Oregon Court Calls Delaware By-Law Forum Selection Provisions Into Question
pressReleases: 2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Purchase Price Adjustment Provisions," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Insurance Reduction Provisions," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
clientAdvisories: What's Market? Update: Delaware Corporate and M&A
pressReleases: UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
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June 2016
UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
May 2015
2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
May 2014
Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
May 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
June 2012
Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
Publications & Mentions
January 2015
"Trends in M&A Provisions: Insurance Reduction Provisions," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
May 2014
"Trends in M&A Provisions: Purchase Price Adjustment Provisions," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
July 2007
Co-author, “When Statutes Collide: The Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Bankruptcy,”  ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference
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