Lucas F. Hammonds is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross
Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Practice
Group. He represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and other
parties in complex Chapter 11, Chapter 9 and Chapter 7 cases and related
proceedings. Mr. Hammonds has represented banks, investment funds,
manufacturers, telecommunications providers, real estate developers, landlords,
contractors and other entities in significant bankruptcy cases and related adversary
proceedings and appeals.
Representative matters include representation of the debtor in
the Mammoet-Starneth LLC case; secured creditors in the Motor Coach Industries International,
Paper Mills, Inc., Erickson
Retirement Communities, LLC and Raritan Hospitality cases;
and official committees of unsecured creditors in the Bayonne Medical Center, Hudson Healthcare, Inc., Christ Hospital, Fairmont General Hospital, Inc., Union Hospital District, Ultura (LA), Inc., Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Inc., Progressive Acute Care LLC, Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical
Center, Inc., Coshocton
County Memorial Hospital Association, Gainesville Hospital District and Morehead Memorial Hospital cases.
joining the Firm, Mr. Hammonds served as an Alexander Fellow in the chambers of
the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., then United States District Judge for
the District of New Jersey (subsequently appointed to the United States Court
of Appeals for the Third Circuit), and was an intern with the United States
Department of Justice and the Honorable Barbara R. Kapnick of the New York
State Supreme Court.