Stearns Holdings, LLC has partnered with its majority equity holder, funds affiliated with Blackstone, on the terms of a comprehensive financial restructuring plan. This plan is expected to significantly reduce the Company’s outstanding debt, continue Stearns’ operations, and better position the Company for long-term success. To implement the restructuring, Stearns and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Stearns is operating as normal and its approximately 2,700 employees are focused on providing customers the high-quality service they expect from the Company. Stearns’ joint venture and preferred partner entities are not subject to the Chapter 11 filings and continue to operate in the ordinary course of business.
Stearns’ case been assigned to the Honorable Shelley C. Chapman and are jointly administered under Case No. 19-12226. The Docket can be accessed by clicking on “Docket” above or through the website maintained by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
For additional information about the restructuring, including press releases and FAQs, please visit the Stearns restructuring page at www.stearnsrestructuring.com
Important Information & Dates
Plan and Disclosure Statement
On July 12, 2019, the Debtors filed their Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. The Bankruptcy Court will hold a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on August 22, 2019.
Notice of Commencement/341(a) Meeting
The meeting of creditors pursuant to section 341(a) of the Bankruptcy Code will be held on July 29, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), at the U.S. Bakruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, Room 511, Fifth Floor, New York, NY, 10004-1408.
Please click below to view and download the 341 Notice:
Hearing on First Day Motions
A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on July 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Shelley C. Chapman, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.
A final hearing on certain First Day Motions will be held on July 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and Orders:
Meeting of Creditors
Final Hearing on Certain...
Telephonic Hearing on Certain First Day Motions
First Day Hearing
Meeting of Creditors
Final Hearing on Certain First Day Motions
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6522
Jay M. Goffman
Mark A. McDermott
Shana A. Elberg
United States Trustee and Court Information
Office of the United States Trustee
U.S. Department of Justice
201 Varick Street, Room 1006
New York, NY 10014
United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
|19-12226||Stearns Holdings, LLC||July 09, 2019|
|19-12230||Stearns Co-Issuer Inc.||July 09, 2019|
|19-12229||Stearns Lending, LLC||July 09, 2019|
|19-12231||Stearns Ventures, LLC||July 09, 2019|
|19-12225||Protos Acquisition LLC||July 09, 2019|
|19-12227||bSNAP, LLC||July 09, 2019|
|19-12228||Private Mortgage Advisors, LLC||July 09, 2019|