Drew S. McGehrin

Associate

  • Drew S. McGehrin
  • Phone: +1 215 979 7334
    Fax: +1 215 689 2165

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA

Drew S. McGehrin practices in the areas of commercial finance, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, and is a member of the Firm’s Banking and Finance Industry Group

Mr. McGehrin represents institutional lenders, commercial banks and borrowers in various financial transactions, including secured and asset-based lending, real estate mortgage loans and cross-border financings, as well as complex commercial reorganizations and out-of-court workouts.

Mr. McGehrin also counsels insurance companies, trustees, creditors’ committees and other clients in all aspects of federal bankruptcy proceedings, and represents their interests in proceedings pending throughout the United States.

Mr. McGehrin maintains an active pro bono practice. Mr. McGehrin has advised various non-profit organizations in aspects of corporate formation and maintenance, has assisted consumers in obtaining relief under the Bankruptcy Code and also represents immigrants to the United States in federal immigration proceedings.

A 2016 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law where he was an editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, and a 2013 graduate, with honors, of the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University, Mr. McGehrin is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Representative Matters

    Finance and Transactional Matters

  • Counsel to Red Lion Hotel Corporation (RLH: NYSE) and nine of its subsidiaries in obtaining $40 million in senior secured credit for the purchase of additional hotel assets and working capital.
  • U.S. Counsel to Canadian lender in connection with documentation of $1.08 billion in secured credit facilities
  • Counsel to lender in connection with of $14.1 Million secured loan financing a polo and equestrian facility.
  • Regularly prepare legal opinions under Delaware law, including corporate, insolvency and alternative-entity law.
  • Bankruptcy

  • Counsel to insurers in In re iHeartMedia, Inc., In re Westmoreland Coal Co., In re Burkhalter Rigging, Inc., In re Exco Resources, Inc., In re Parker Drilling Company, Inc., In re Toys "R" Us, Inc., In re Diesel USA, Inc., In re The Rockport Co., LLC, In re Marsh Supermarkets Holding, LLC, In re PGHC Holdings, Inc., In re Terravia Holdings, Inc., In re Aerogroup International, Inc., In re Limited Stores Co., LLC, In re American Apparel, LLC, In re Southeastern Grocers, LLC (Winn-Dixie), In re Tops Holding Co. LLC, In re Specialty Retail Shops Holding Corp., In re Sedgwick LLP, In re BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings, LLC, In re Verity Health System of California, Inc., In re Bestwall, LLC, In re ITT Educational Services, Inc.
  • Co-counsel official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 reorganization of international metals company - In re Real Industry, Inc.
  • Litigation

  • Successfully represented a limited partnership real estate firm specializing in corporate sale-leasebacks and the general partner in a contested dissolution and litigation concerning the limited partnership’s book and tax capital accounts in Delaware Chancery Court. JHJ Limited Partnership v. United Trust Fund Limited Partnership, C.A. No. 2017-0273-JRS (Del. Ch. Ct.)
  • Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented mother and son from Honduras in seeking, and finally obtaining a grant of asylum in the United States.
  • Represented military veteran in obtaining relief under the chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
    - Managing Editor of Student Works, Villanova Environmental Law Journal
  • The Pennsylvania State University, The Schreyer Honors College, B.A., with honors, Religious Studies, 2013
  • The Pennsylvania State University, The Schreyer Honors College, B.A., with honors, History, 2013

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-present

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Volunteer, Philadelphia Reads Program

Selected Publications