Jack Manheimer devotes his practice primarily to the representation of banks and other financial institutions in financing transactions and the workout or collection of troubled and defaulted loans.  As an attorney with 35 years of experience handling front-end and back-end matters, Jack understands the challenges and dynamics of representing banks in their relationships with their customers.

On the commercial lending side, in his career Jack has negotiated, documented and closed hundreds of loan transactions, including term loans, working capital lines of credit, equipment lines of credit, floor plans, warehouse facilities, asset-based facilities and factoring arrangements, ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to $120 million.

On the workout and collection side, Jack is often called on to document restructuring and forbearance agreements for commercial lenders; negotiate, structure and prepare plans of liquidation; and advise lenders on the execution of remedies following default.

When a borrower ends up in bankruptcy, Jack is experienced in negotiating, preparing and implementing agreements to use cash collateral and provide adequate protection of interests in collateral, and litigating contested cash collateral, relief from stay and adequate protection motions and contested plan confirmations.

An attorney with Pierce Atwood since 1986, Jack has been a partner since 1991. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Jack was an associate with the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and other areas
  • Recognized in Chambers USA for Corporate M&A/Bankruptcy law.  One client described Jack as "passionate and uncompromising – as talented a bankruptcy lawyer as you'll ever find."

Professional Activities

  • Member, Maine Bar Association
  • Member, Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Publications

  • "Judgment Enforcement; Executing on Specific Assets," Lormen Education Services (2008)

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Credit Abuse Resistance Education program, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors, WinterKids Foundation, 2004-2010
  • Member, Falmouth Town Council, 2002-2005

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Representation of the lender in the financing of the acquisition of a regional HVAC contractor, involving a $5 million term loan and a $6.5 million working capital line.
  • Representation of the lender in establishing a $7 million line of credit to a recreational products company to fund growth initiatives.
  • Representation of commercial bank, as agent and lead lender, in documentation and closing of term loans and lines of credit totaling $35 million to a manufacturer with facilities in Maine, California and Tennessee.
  • Representation of commercial bank in documenting and closing of term loans and lines of credit totaling $32.2 million to a logistics service company operating in Texas, NH, Illinois, Florida and Maine.
  • Represented lender in documenting and closing of $500,000 term loan and $4.1 million floor plan line of credit to an automobile dealership.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of senior secured lender in the liquidation of the real and personal property assets of a Maine earthworks, cement and asphalt company, after default in commercial loans exceeding $14 million.
  • Representation of holder of $7 million mortgage loan in hotel owner's chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a federal savings bank in the out-of-court restructuring of commercial loans totaling approximately $2 million secured by a chain of franchise restaurants in Maine and Florida.