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Cole Harlan an associate in Stroock’s national Financial Restructuring Group. He represents large institutional investors, public and private companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, ad hoc committees, official creditor committees and lenders in the structuring, negotiation, financing and implementation of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and workouts, in both in-court and out-of-court transactions.

Representative Matters

  • AAC Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • Avaya, Inc. (debtor)
  • Bouchard Transportation (DIP lender)
  • Chaparral Energy (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (ad hoc group of senior convertible noteholders)
  • Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc. (ad hoc group of secured lenders, DIP lenders
  • EP Energy (official committee of unsecured creditors) 
  • Harland Clarke (ad hoc group of 2022 noteholders)
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (ad hoc secured crossover group)
  • Monitronics International, Inc. (ad hoc group of senior unsecured noteholders)
  • Parker Drilling (debtor)
  • Specialty Retail Shops Holdings Corp. (“ShopKo”) (debtor)
  • The McClatchy Company (official committee of unsecured creditors) 
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. (ad hoc group of term lenders)

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • Texas


  • J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2017
  • B.S., University of Georgia, 2014