Sample Representations

Matter Court Description
COMMERCIAL & BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION
Nirvana Water Bankruptcy N.D.N.Y. Special counsel to the Debtor
1031 Tax Group Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Counsel to individuals defrauded by Ed Okin
In re Ralph Esmerian Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Appointed as Liquidation Trustee
SunTech Power Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Representing petitioning creditors in involuntary Chapter 7 and in Chapter 15 case
Trodheim Capital v Suntech Power Holdings S.D.N.Y. Obtained judgment in favor of bondholders on debt obligations
EnerDel Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Special litigation counsel to the debtor
St. Francis Medical Center Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Special counsel to the debtor
In re Kodak mediation Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Mediator appointed to address avoidance actions
Borders Group Bankruptcy S.D.N.Y. Special counsel to gift card holders ($200 mm)
One West v. Fernandez Appellate Division 2d Dept Counsel to One West as servicer (976N.Y.S.2d 405)
Inew Escobar Bankruptcy CTEDNY Counsel to JP Morgan Chase as servicer (457 B.R. 229)
Tribune Company Bankruptcy Del Representing 200 Retirees with over $100 million of claims in the Tribune Bankruptcy Case
Tribune Company United States District Court , SDNY , Multi District Litigation Representing 185 Retirees of Times Mirror with fraud claims of $100 million against approximately 1000 defendants arising from the Tribune LBO
In re American Home Mortgage Bankruptcy Del Representing Securities Industry Financial Markets Assn, as amicus in connection with Safe Harbor provisions of Bankruptcy Code 559
In re Davis Studios Bankruptcy SDNY Representing senior secured creditor with over $8MM in claims in connection with cash collateral and asset Sale
In re Brunschwig & Fils Bankruptcy SDNY Representing secured creditor and equity holder in connection with claims resolution
In re Park West Radiology Bankruptcy SDNY Representing Lenox Hill Radiology and principals as secured creditors and equity holders
In re Eastman Kodak Bankruptcy SDNY Representing trade creditor
Various Bankruptcy and State Court Matters Bankruptcy Courts SDNY, EDNY, NDNY, NY State Supreme Court Representing various financial institutions and secured lenders in connection with claims arising under home mortgage loans
Various Commercial Litigation Matters NY State and Federal Courts Representing secured lenders enforcing terms of commercial loan transactions, including enforcing personal guaranties
In re Santoro and DelMonte
-Mediation
Bankruptcy SDNY Jay Teitelbaum appointed as mediator in contentious mutli-adversary dispute among family member guarantors and secured lenders
In re Metaldyne Corp
-Mediation
Bankruptcy SDNY Jay Teitelbaum has been appointed as mediator in connection with various adversary proceedings involving preferential transfers
In re Roseman Bankruptcy SDNY Representing non-debtor spouse in bankruptcy of spouse in connection with marital dispute
In re MF Global Bankruptcy SDNY Representing individual creditor with claims arising from commodities investment
Advising Securities Industry Financial Markets Assn in connection with proposed bankruptcy legislation to permit cramdowns of home mortgages and proposed NY State legislation affecting the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
Representing secured creditors in out-of-court restructuring of various asset based loans aggregating over $100 Million
Representing and advising small and medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals in connection with out-of-court debt restructuring and business transactions
1031 Tax Group United States Bankruptcy Court S.D.N.Y. Counsel to individuals representing over $15 million in claims.
Wolf Camera United States Bankruptcy Court N.D. GA.; United States Dist. Ct., N.D. GA. and W.D. N.Y. ; United States Court of Appeals 11th Cir.; U.S. Supreme Court Trial Counsel for Wachovia Bank as pre-petition lender, DIP lender and defendant in a $30 million lender liability action arising from the Wolf Camera bankruptcy case. Reported at In re Atlanta Retail, Inc. et al., 456 F.3d 1277(11th Cir. 2006), 2005 U.S: Dist. Lexis 42970 (N.D. Ga. 2005), 297 B.R. 299 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2003); and a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Oneida Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Trial counsel for JPMorgan as Agent for senior secured lenders, which held claims in excess of $300 million, in connection with a contested confirmation hearing involving a valuation dispute and claims of deepening insolvency and lender liability. Reported at In re Oneida, 351 B.R. 79 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2006)
New York Stock Exchange
Investigation of Richard Grasso
N.Y. State Supreme
Court
Represent former executive assistant to Richard Grasso in connection with the investigations by various government agencies.
Northwest Airlines United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented American Airlines concerning environmental claims.
American Plumbing & Mechanical
Bankruptcy
United States
Bankruptcy Court,
San Antonio, TX.
Represented Wells Fargo as agent for a senior secured bank group. Negotiated restructured credit facility and plan of reorganization and litigated various contested matters in the bankruptcy court
Theatre Row Associates
Bankruptcy
United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented the Ford Foundation as creditor in connection with funding the redevelopment of the Times Square Area and regularly provide advice to the Foundation on various business matters
AHERF Bankruptcy Litigation United States
Bankruptcy Court and
District Courts, Pittsburgh, PA.
Trial attorney for Mellon Bank as creditor and a defendant in a preference action and $100 million lender liability litigation. 
Heartland Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Defended Bank of New York against preference claims arising from NYSE day trading operations.
Ogden/Covanta Bankruptcy. United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented Aramark in connection with asset purchase agreements and indemnity claims. Successfully negotiated a resolution of claims.
In re Mary Jane Rundlett United States
Bankruptcy and
District Courts,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented Creditors Committee and Chapter 7 Trustee in bankruptcy involving fraud and claims of exemption relating to life insurance proceeds. 136 B.R. 376; 137 B.R. 144;142 B.R 649; 149 B.R. 353 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) and 153 B.R. 126 (S.D.N.Y.)  
Sharma v. Chemical Bank United States District
Court, S.D.N.Y.;
United States Court
of Appeals 2d Cir.
Represented Chemical Bank in $100 million lender liability action. Reported decision at 699 F.Supp. 440 and 723 F.Supp 200 (S.D.N.Y.); 916 F.2d 820 (2d Cir.) and 499 U.S. 907 (S.Ct.)
In re Dominion Financial United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.,
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in real estate based lending case.
DIP FINANCING & SECURED LENDER MATTERS
United Air Lines Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court,
Chicago, Ill.
Represented JPMorgan and Citi Bank as DIP Lenders and Agents in connection with a $2 billion Dip facility and $3 billion exit facility
Tower Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $725 million facility, including a $300 million roll up.
American Business Financial Corp Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
Delaware
Represented Wachovia Bank N.A. as a creditor and as a potential DIP lender in a complex sub prime mortgage lending operation.
American Commercial Lines Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court, IN.
Represented JPMorgan, as pre petition agent for secured lenders and post petition DIP Lender and Agent in connection with $400 million pre-petition secured claims and $75 million DIP Loan. Trial counsel and negotiated plan of reorganization and exit facility provided by JPMorgan, and the refinancing of the exit facility.
Galey & Lord Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented First Union National Bank as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $100 million facility involving a roll up.
Guilford Mills Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented First Union National Bank as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $30 million facility.
Kasper Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $130 million facility, including a roll up.
Kmart Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court
Chicago, Ill.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $2 billion facility.
Polymer Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.C.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $125 million facility.
Sleepmaster Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court,
Del.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $151 million facility, including a roll up.
World Kitchen Bankruptcy Cases United States
Bankruptcy Court
Chicago, Ill.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $75 million facility.
Burlington Industries Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
Del.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent in connection with a $200 million facility.
Polaroid Bankruptcy United States
Bankruptcy Court,
Del.
Represented JPMorgan as DIP Lender and Agent for a $50 million facility.
INSOLVENCY/ BANKRUPTCY RELATED ADVICE
Integrated Payment Systems Out of Court Advice to Citibank in connection with conduct of multi billion dollar money order business.
DEBTOR RELATED MATTERS
American Cellular Corp. New York Represented American Cellular in preparation for chapter 11 filing as an alternative to negotiating a $1 billion out of court restructuring.
PhotoCircuits Corp United States
Bankruptcy Court,
E.D.N.Y.
Special counsel to debtors, responsible for coordinating bankruptcy issues related to environmental and corporate matters.
Century/ML Cable Venture United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented Century/ML Cable Venture in administering its chapter 11 case and the sale of substantially all of its assets.
One Price Stores, Inc. United States
Bankruptcy Court,
S.D.N.Y.
Represented One Price Stores in administering its chapter 11 case and the sale of substantially all of its assets, including 230 retail leases via bankruptcy auction.
SIGNIFICANT COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
Kitson & Partners Representation of purchaser in $390 million purchase and partial resale of 90,000 acres of land to State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, creating the single largest contiguous parcel of conservation land in state history.
Peninsula Edison Plaza, LLC Representation of developer in construction loan for multi-million dollar urban renewal project.

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