Michael Richman focuses on representing Chapter 11 debtors and
creditors’ committees and advises on virtually every aspect of
financial distress and bankruptcy.
Throughout his extensive career, Michael has appeared as counsel in state,
federal courts and, in particular, bankruptcy courts in nearly 20 states and
Michael focuses on the representation of Chapter 11 debtors and creditors’
committees. He regularly advises and represents clients in virtually every aspect
of financial distress and bankruptcy, including out-of-court restructurings,
prosecution and defense of creditors’ rights litigation (including preference and
fraudulent conveyance cases), individual and group secured and unsecured
creditors, landlords, purchasers of assets under Bankruptcy Code section 363
and other parties in interest.
An active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Michael has served as
director (1996-2008), chairman of the board (2006-07) and president (2004-05)
of that organization; and has been a member of its management and executive
committees. Michael is also the founder and a performing member of ABI’s
house band, the Indubitable Equivalents, which regularly performs at bankruptcy
conferences around the country. A frequent speaker and lecturer on bankruptcy
law and related topics, Michael is a contributing editor to the American
Bankruptcy Institute Journal and, while in law school, served as the managing
editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
Michael is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the
Districts of Arizona; Colorado; Connecticut; District of Columbia; the Northern
District of Illinois; the Western District of Michigan; and the Eastern and
Southern Districts of New York. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, Fifth and Ninth Circuits.
Author, The Acquisition of Distressed Businesses Under Section 363 of the
U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Financier Worldwide, Global Reference Guide:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring, May 2011
Author, Pre-Packaged Bankruptcies: A Faster Way to Emerge from a
Bankruptcy Involving Leases, LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, July 2011