Mike is a member of the Municipal Bond Recovery team that represents clients in municipal bond workouts, restructurings, and related litigation. His experience also includes large and complex out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcies as well as high-stakes bankruptcy litigation.
Mike focuses on distressed municipal bonds, the proceeds of which are used to finance projects involving healthcare, recycling facilities, economic development, senior living, housing, education, airports, and ports. Mike advises bondholders on in- and out-of-court workouts, bankruptcies, and restructurings. Mike also advises municipal bond purchasers on structuring creditor-friendly financings.
Mike has broad workout and bankruptcy experience. He has represented an array of clients in bankruptcy cases: secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, indenture trustees, administrative agents, debtor-in-possession lenders, debtors, ad hoc committees, and purchasers of companies in bankruptcy. He also has represented various parties in complex bankruptcy litigation.
Mike’s notable bankruptcy experience includes representing bond indenture trustees, bondholders, administrative agents, and bank lenders in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases across various industries, including: Valaris plc, UTEX Industries, Pacific Drilling, Avaya, and Energy XXI. Mike has experience negotiating debtor-in-possession financing, including by representing the agent and lender for a $1.8 billion debtor-in-possession loan to Weatherford International PLC. He has also represented trade creditors and contract counterparties in various bankruptcy cases.