Ronald E. Gold

Cincinnati
T 513.651.6156
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Ron is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC.  He concentrates in finance and reorganization law, primarily in the area of bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts. Ron actively represents corporate debtors, borrowers, secured lenders, landlords, creditors’ committees, court appointed receivers and automotive customers in bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings and out-of-court workouts.  Ron represents purchasers of entire businesses or business segments both in and out of chapter 11 and regularly counsels equity funds in matters involving distressed real estate.  Ron also serves as outside general counsel for corporate clients.

Ron was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 2010.  In addition, he is listed in the Bankruptcy Section of the 2003 - 2016 editions of the Best Lawyers in America® and was named one of Ohio’s leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers by Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the 2004 - 2016 editions and recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004 - 2017 by Law and Politics Magazine.

Ron served on the firm's Executive Committee from 2009 through 2016.  In addition, he has also been chair of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice and Vice-Chair of the firm's Corporate/Business Department.

Experience

Ron's debtor experience includes serving as the partner in charge of the Firm’s representation of Horizon Natural Resources Company, AEI Resources Company, Sencorp, Inc., Jillian’s Entertainment Holdings, Inc., GLC Limited, SAI Holdings, Limited, HealthEssentials Solutions, Inc., Lightyear Communications, Inc., OneStar Long Distance, Inc., Kentucky Electric Steel, Inc., The Kruse Hardware Company, QDS Components, Inc., Bell Furniture Company and Polycel Structural Foam, Inc. in their chapter 11 cases. In addition, he represented Daymonex Limited in its chapter 15 case filed in the Southern District of Indiana, the first chapter 15 case filed in the Southern District of Indiana, Biltrite Rubber and its affiliates in their chapter 15 cases filed in the Northern District of Ohio, the first chapter 15 cases filed in the Northern District of Ohio, and ROL Manufacturing of America and its affiliates in their chapter 15 cases filed in the Southern District of Ohio, the first chapter 15 cases filed in the Southern District of Ohio.

Ron's committee representations include the official committee of unsecured creditors appointed in the AppleIllinois, LLC, Computer Systems Company, Inc., Bucyrus Community Hospital, GOE Lima, LLC, EaglePicher Holdings, Inc., Freedom Industries, Inc., Blackhawk Automotive Plastics, Inc., Organized Living, Inc., Samaritan Hospital, RMA Management Services, Inc., Buehler Foods, Inc., 5B’s, Cook & Sons Coal Company, Ciao Cucina Restaurants and Apollo Steel Company chapter 11 cases and the unofficial committee of landlords in the Sam & Libby Shoes and Track 'n Trail restructurings.

Ron has represented the debtor-in-possession and senior secured lenders in the Burger Turkey and Burger Pork Farms, Milacron, Inc., Sebring Management FL, Triad Resources, Clearwater Natural Resources, J. Peterman & Company, Brendamors Sporting Goods, Rehab Designs of America, Hydraulic Technologies, Inc., Hamilton Foundry and Glen-Alum Coal Company chapter 11 cases and secured noteholders in The Consolidated Energy and The Wornick Company chapter 11 cases.

Ron has also handled significant transactions for non-debtor parties including Pristine Bay in its acquisition of the assets of Berkely Premium Nutraceuticals, Berean Christian Stores Endeavor in its acquisition of the assets of the Berean Christian Store retail chain, Gibson Musical Instruments in its acquisition of the assets of Baldwin Piano & Organ Company, and Marshall Resources, in its acquisition certain assets of James Rivers Coal Company.

Ron has represented landlords and developers in numerous retail chapter 11 cases throughout the United States, including, among others, RadioShack, Cache Stores, Oreck Stores, Family Christian Stores, New Zoom, Pac-Sun Stores, Aeropostale, Traffic Stores, and The Sports Authority.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA® America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2004-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Cincinnati Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Seminar, Advisory Committee (2008-2011)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Chair Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee (2008-2010)
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Sixth Circuit Council (2012 - 2016)
  • Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Advisory Committee
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chair of Merit Selection Panel for United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio (2011)

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • City of Wyoming, Ohio Economic Development Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Jewish Vocational Services Board of Trustees (2009-2012)

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Ron is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and related topics for, among others, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar. Among his presentations:

American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, Retaining Clients in a Difficult Market, 2016

International Council of Shopping Center Law Conference, Retail Bankruptcy Cases - How to Buy or Sell Real Estate Leases and Other Assets or Get Your Space Back, 2016

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Boom Times Gone - What Bankruptcy Practitioners and Professionals Can Expect in Oil, Gas and Energy Chapter 11 Cases and Restructurings, 2016

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 37th Annual Institute, Coal Industry Insolvencies and Reclamation Financial Assurance, 2016

International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference,  The Evolution of Retail Insolvency Cases, 2015

American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, Successor Liability and 363 Sale Issues, 2013

O'Neill Bankruptcy Institute, Post Confirmation Issues, Liquidating Trusts, 2012

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, 363 and Plan Sales/Credit Bidding, 2012

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Curing What Ails You, Chapter 11 and the Health Care Provider, 2011

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Confirmation Issues, Gift Plans, Class Skipping, Third Party Releases, 2010

American Bankruptcy Institute Mid Atlantic Bankruptcy Seminar, The New Face of Lender Liability, 2010

AON 7th Annual Directors & Officers' Seminar, Executive Liability: 2010 Market Outlook for Directors & Officers Liability, 2010

ICSC, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan Law Symposium, GGP, Landlord Bankruptcies and Other Nasty Surprises, 2010

American Bankruptcy Institute, Winter Leadership Conference, Polaroid and Beyond: Differing Perspectives on What is the Highest and Best Bid and other Selected Issues, 2009

A Practitioner's Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015 (Contributing author)

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Equitable Subordination and Debt Recharacterization, 2009

ICSC, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, Bankruptcy Law Update, 2009

Association for Corporate Growth Cincinnati, Current Merger and Acquisition Trends and Activity, 2008

American Bankruptcy Institute, Winter Leadership Conference, Gift Plans, Settlements, Releases and other Confirmation Strategies, 2008

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Officer & Director Liability Issues, 2008

ICSC Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, Bankruptcy Law Update, 2006

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Chapter 15 and Cross Border Insolvency Issues, 2005

ICSC Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, What You Really Need to Know About Bankruptcy in Today's Shopping Center Environment, 2005

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Annual Educational Seminar, A Look at Executory Contracts and Leases in Coal Bankruptcy Cases, 2005

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, The Role of Financial Advisor, Accountant and Turnaround Manager, 2003

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Corporate Law Symposium, A Look at Corporate Bankruptcy Law, 2002

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Special Purpose Entities and Non-Consolidations Opinion Letters, 2002

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Creditor Remedies/First Day Orders/Involuntary Petitions, 2001

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Retention and Compensation of Professionals in Chapter 11 Cases, 2000

ICSC, Shopping Centers Financial Management Conference, Landlord Rights in Chapter 11 Cases; Use Clauses in Bankruptcy, 2000

ICSC Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, Buying and Selling Leases Out of Bankruptcy: A Guide for Developers, Lawyers and Retailers, 1999

Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Health Care Issues in Chapter 11 Cases, 1999

ICSC Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, Bankruptcy Remote Entities and the Issues of a Nonconsolidation Opinion, 1998

ICSC Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Law Symposium, What's New in the Leasing Field: Is the Landlord's Leverage Returning: Chapter 11 Issues, 1997

American Bar Association, Educational Meeting at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Alternatives to Bankruptcy, Receiverships and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, 1997

"A Practitioner's Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts", American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015

"Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases of Nonresidential Real Property In Coal Bankruptcy Cases; An Overview for Operators, Land Owners, Purchasers and Contract Parties Whose Interests Are Impacted by Bankruptcy", 26 Energy & Min. L. Inst, Ch. 7 (2005 Energy & Mineral Law Foundation).

"Landlord Rights In Chapter 11 Cases", International Council of Shopping Centers, Legal Update, 1997

"Creditors Rights in Illinois: Claims Against Defunct Corporations, Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1992

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Melissa Jordan
Email
T 513.651.6108
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