On February 16, 2018, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, LLC filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada. The case is pending before the Honorable Judge Mike K. Nakagawa, and the Debtors have requested joint administration of the cases under Case No. 18-10792 (MKN).
Important Information & Dates
A hearing on the Debtor’s First Day Motions was held on February 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PST) before the Honorable Judge Mike K. Nakagawa, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, in the Foley Federal Building, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89101, in Courtroom 2.
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First Day Hearing
Meeting of Creditors
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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
100 North City Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 8910-4614
Bryan A. Lindsey
Samuel A. Schwartz
United States Trustee and Court Information
Office of the United States Trustee
300 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada
Foley Federal Building
300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Courtroom 2
Las Vegas, NV 89101
|18-10792||Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, LLC||February 16, 2018|
|18-10850||Lucky Dragon, LP||February 21, 2018|
The Creditors’ Committee
On March 8, 2018, the United States Trustee appointed the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to represent the interests of the Debtors’ unsecured creditors. The Committee is comprised of three members: (i) Aristocrat Technologies Incorporated and (ii) Gaming Partners International. The Committee selected Darrell Horton, Global Director of Credit and Accounts Receivable/Finance of Aristocrat Technologies Incorporated to serve as the chairperson of the Committee.
Counsel for the Committee
The Committee selected Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P. and Kolesar & Leatham LLP as its counsel. Parties may contact counsel for the committee by calling or emailing:
Eve Karasik, Esq.
Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P
10250 Constellation Blvd. Suite 1700
Los Angeles, California 90067
James P. Shea, Esq.
Kolesar & Leatham LLP
400 S. Rampart Blvd. Suite 400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Deadlines for Filing Proofs of Claim in the Debtors’ Cases
The deadline to file proofs of claim in Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino LLC’s case was June 20, 2018. The June 20, 2018 deadline to file proofs of claim in Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino LLC’s Case and additional instructions relating to filing a proof of claim is set forth in the Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case filed in Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino LLC’s Case on February 16, 2018 and which appears as Docket No. 15 in Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino LLC’s Case.
The deadline to file proofs of claim in Lucky Dragon LP’s case was June 27, 2018. The June 27, 2018 deadline to file proofs of claim in Lucky Dragon LP’s Case and additional instructions relating to filing a proof of claim is set forth in the Notice Of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case filed in Lucky Dragon LP’s case on February 21, 2018 and which appears as Docket No. 4 in Lucky Dragon LP Case.
Committee’s Position on Important Issues in the Cases
1. Cash Collateral – the Committee has taken the position that the primary secured creditor of Lucky Dragon LP, Snow Covered Capital (“SCC”) does not have any interest in the cash of Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino LLC (“LLC”), and that all the cash is property of LLC, consequently SCC has no standing to object to the Debtors’ use of cash. The Court has agreed with this position.
2. Post-Petition Financing – the Committee supports the Debtors’ proposed post-petition borrowing of $3,000,000, secured by substantially all of the Debtors’ assets. The borrowed funds are necessary to keep the Debtors’ business in operation and maintain going-concern value through a sale of the hotel and casino or confirmation of a chapter 11 plan. On June 5, 2018, the Court denied the Debtors’ motion to obtain Post-Petition Financing.
3. Key Employee Retention Plan (“KERP”) – the Debtors filed a motion to approve increased compensation for three of their insider officer, director, and/or employees. The Committee opposed the proposed increased compensation, and the Committee successfully had the compensation reduced.
4. Relief from the Automatic Stay (“RFS”) – SCC filed a motion seeking relief from the automatic stay to continue foreclosure procedures on the real property for the hotel and casino. The Committee joined the Debtors in opposing SCC’s RFS Motion, and the Court denied the motion. However, the Court will permit SCC to file a new RFS Motion in June 2018.
5. Sale Procedures – Debtors filed a motion to approve auction and sale procedures for sale of the business as a going concern. The Committee supports the sale procedures to maximize return to creditors. The Court approved the Sale Procedures as well as the Debtors’ engagement of Innovation Capital to serve as sale advisor for the Debtors to market the property for a going concern sale.
6. Chapter 11 Plan – the Debtors filed a joint Chapter 11 Plan along with a Disclosure Statement. The Chapter 11 Plan provides for either a sale of the hotel and casino property or a restructuring of the Debtors’ capital structure with a new investment and/or refinancing, and with the Debtors making the election between the alternatives before the hearing on confirmation of the Plan. The Committee is presently evaluating the filed Chapter 11 Plan and Disclosure Statement. The Committee’s goal is to support the alternative that maximizes the recovery general unsecured creditors.