Tyler LayneHolland & Knight, Nashville, TN
TYLER is a partner with Holland & Knight LLP and has substantial experience in corporate restructurings, representing debtors, secured lenders, indenture trustees, unsecured creditors, hedge funds, purchasers and other parties in connection with bankruptcies, receiverships, out-of-court workouts, § 363 sales, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and exit financings, and related litigation. He focuses his practice on health care restructurings, helping clients navigate the complex financial and regulatory overlay to restructurings in virtually every sector of that industry. He also has experience negotiating and closing complex financing transactions outside of bankruptcy, including asset-based and cash-flow loans, sponsor financing, seller financing and venture-capital financing. Previously, he gained extensive restructuring experience in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he represented debtors and creditors in some of the largest insolvency cases in the world.
Tyler led the representation of Credit Suisse as ABL agent in the cases of Pipeline Health System. He played a constructive role in the cases, facilitating the sale of Pipeline’s Illinois facilities by accepting a unique adequate protection package rather than a paydown of its pre-petition facility. He also helped negotiate an exit facility to provide the remaining facilities with liquidity to preserve safety net care. In addition, he led the representation of Erlanger Health System, one of the largest public health systems in the country, in its out-ofcourt restructuring.
Tyler is a member of ABI, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. He has written articles for the ABI Journal, Law360, Bloomberg Law and others, and he has been a guest on several health care restructuring podcasts. One of his articles was featured in ABI’s Best of ABI 2022: The Year in Business Bankruptcy. In addition, he serves as a board member of STARS Nashville, an organization that provides school-based prevention and intervention services, as well as intensive outpatient services for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. He also serves on STARS’ finance committee and leads its efforts to increase annual and monthly giving, which has resulted in record-giving years for the organization.
“Tyler has a practical approach to problems, calm demeanor, approachable interpersonal skills and a keen understanding of issues that are problems and issues which are not.”