Charles M. Oellermann

Charlie Oellermann's practice focuses primarily on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and other insolvency-related matters, and he plays leading roles in Jones Day's representation of debtors, creditors' committees, asset purchasers, and other parties in large corporate restructurings, both in court and out of court, across the country. Charlie also provides insolvency-related advice in litigation and transactional contexts. In addition, he counsels clients regularly on fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, preferential transfer, fiduciary duty, and corporate veil piercing issues, as well as the structuring and consummation of spin-offs, secured financings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions. He oversees the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice in Jones Day's Columbus Office.

Charlie represented debtors in the chapter 11 cases of Baldwin Builders, Black Diamond Mining, The Clothestime, HQ Global Holdings, Loewen Group International, Montgomery Ward, and National Century Financial Enterprises. Other significant client matters include the representation of AZ Automotive in its successful out-of-court restructuring, WL Ross & Co. as the leader of a noteholder investor group that acquired the operating assets of coal producer Horizon Natural Resources out of chapter 11, Federated Department Stores as purchaser of R.H. Macy & Co. in its chapter 11 case, and the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation cases. He has extensive experience representing clients in bankruptcy cases involving the coal industry in the Central Appalachian region.

Charlie is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He has published and lectured extensively on U.S. insolvency matters.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Restructuring & Reorganization and 2) Borrower / Workouts / Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
Law School Harvard Law School
Education University of Nebraska (B.S., 1980)
Bar Member / Association Ohio
Most recent firm Jones Day
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