mvenditto@reedsmith.com

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Michael is a member of the Financial Industry Group, focusing on corporate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency matters. He represents lenders, investors, indenture trustees, debtors and creditors in business reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border insolvencies, bankruptcies and commercial disputes in various industries, including energy, shipping, retail, health care, financial services, transportation, construction, telecommunications, hospitality, manufacturing, food processing and entertainment.

Notable Quotes

  • January 2017 "2017 Outlook: Restructuring Challenges and Opportunities Await" Turnarounds and Workouts
  • October 2016 "No Safe Harbor: Seventh Circuit Holds § 546(e) May Not Offer Shield" Turnarounds and Workouts
  • 7 April 2016 "Winsway Files Chapter 15 Petition Just Before Senior Notes Mature" The Deal  
  • 29 April 2011 "Forth Time's A Charm: How Donald Trump Made Bankruptcy Work for Him" Forbes
  • 4 August 2008 "Tony seafood firm files Chapter 11" Crain's New York Business
  • 3 March 2008 "Liabilities Linger After Bankruptcy Filings" Buyouts
  • 29 January 2008 “Bankruptcy Judge: Dell Director Must Pay” Associated Press
  • 28 January 2008 “Former Telecom CEO Ordered to Repay $12M Loan” Bankruptcy Law 360
  • 26 November 2007 “Lawyers’ New Nightmare: Bankruptcy Trustee Suits” New York Law Journal
  • 16 March 2007 “Exit Revisited: Blue Bird Corp.” Bankruptcy Insider
  • 10 February 2006 “‘Blue’ Streak May Have Imitators” Bankruptcy Insider
  • 9 May 2005 “Exit revisited: High Voltage Engineering Corp.” Bankruptcy Insider
  • 28 April 2005 “Who killed High Voltage?” Bankruptcy Insider
  • 22 February 2005 “High Voltage Gets Trustee” Bankruptcy Insider
  • 14 May 2002 “Sonoco Asks Court to Lift Stay to Permit Setoff” Troubled Company Reporter
  • 24 March 2000 “Troubled Lender Seeks Protection” New York Times
  • 27 April 1999 “Disgruntled Shareholders Unite; Using Web to Try to Get a Piece of a Bankrupt Company” New York Times

Credentials

  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • St. John's University, B.A., magna cum laude

  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Tax Court

American Bankruptcy Institute New York State Bar Association