Drew S. McGehrin

Associate

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

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA
  • Duane Morris LLP
    1201 North Market St, Suite 501
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    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.

He is listed as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers USA in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring and has been named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, a recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Mr. McGehrin serves as a representative on the Firm’s Associates Committee, a representative body that serves the collective voice of the Firm’s associates and that works closely with Firm management on issues of interest.

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.

He is 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

  • Successfully represented secured lender in commercial real estate mezzanine loan foreclosure by enforcing lender’s security interest and conducting UCC sale of limited liability company interests valued at over $10 million.

  • Acted as borrower’s counsel for client in obtaining of $15 million secured credit facility. Maintained primary responsibility for the negotiation, drafting and finalizing of all relevant loan and security documents and was the main point of contact for developing and executing on strategic decisions for the client team.

  • Represented Panhandle Oilfield Services, Inc., as lead counsel in refinancing their existing debt and securing additional capital to fund working capital and growth initiatives through senior and mezzanine debt and collateral documents.

  • 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. In re Aearo Technologies, LLC, In re CEC Entertainment, Inc., In re Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Inc., In re Revlon, Inc., In re Surgalign Holdings, Inc., In re Vesta Holdings, LLC, In re Sungard AS New Holdings, LLC, In re Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V., In re LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

  • Co-counsel official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 reorganization of international metals company - In re Real Industry, Inc.

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

Education

  • Villanova University Charles Widger 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, 2013

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-present

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2022-2024
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021-2023

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Volunteer, Philadelphia Reads Program

Selected Publications