Frank A. Merola - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Frank A. Merola

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001

Frank Merola is a partner in Stroock’s Financial Restructuring Group and has more than 25 years of experience in business reorganization and bankruptcy. Mr. Merola has advised debtors, creditors, acquirers and equity holders in both Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings across a range of industries. He also focuses his practice on the representation of ad hoc and official creditor committees and equity holders. Prior clients include Sirius Satellite Radio, Harbinger Capital Partners, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Providence Equity Partners. Mr. Merola has developed a sub-specialty advising parties in casino resort restructurings and bankruptcies.

Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. Merola worked at Jefferies & Co., Inc. as managing director in the Recapitalization and Reorganization Group, and as an attorney at Stutman, Treister & Glatt, P.C., a Los Angeles-based boutique law firm. 

Additional Information

  • Aladdin Hotel & Casino (official creditors' committee)
  • Arizona Charlie's (debtor)
  • ATP Oil & Gas (debtor)
  • BPZ Resources, Inc (debtor)
  • Caesars Entertainment Group (ad hoc group of creditors)
  • Crusader Energy (debtor)
  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust (trustee)
  • Fontainebleau Las Vegas (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Gateway Casinos (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Haggen Holdings LLC (debtors)
  • Herbst Gaming (official creditors' committee)
  • Innkeepers USA Trust (official creditors' committee)
  • Insight Health (debtor)
  • LightSquared (secured creditor)
  • M*Modal (official creditors' committee)
  • MSR Resorts Golf Course LLC (official creditors' committee)
  • Naartjie Custom Kids, Inc. (debtors)
  • OnCure Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • Resort at Summerlin (debtor)
  • Tronox, Inc. (official creditors' committee)
  • Tropicana Hotel & Casino (noteholder)
  • Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts (equity committee)
  • Village of Tuxedo, NY (party to Hosting Agreement)
Georgetown UniversityBS 1985University of California Los AngelesJ.D. 1988
American Bankruptcy InstituteTurnaround Management Association American Bar AssociationLos Angeles County Bar Association

Office Location

2029 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3086
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law