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Joseph Samet

Joseph Samet

Baker McKenzie (Ret.)

Upper Montclair , NJ, USA


Joseph Samet has been a partner and member of Baker McKenzie's Global Recovery, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, residing in the New York office. He retired from the firm in 2015, and still teaches and writes in the R & B fields. He is available for mediating, expert witness, officer/director, and other work. Since 1975, Mr. Samet has been immersed in national and international restructurings, chapter 11 reorganizations, distressed sales of assets, SIPC and bankruptcy practice, representing all parties in interest. This includes chapter 15 cases. He counsels parties in interest and transactional lawyers on potential creditors’ rights/bankruptcy implications of deals, sales, investments and litigation settlements they are considering. His experience includes structured finance, corporate governance, pre- and post-bankruptcy litigation, negotiations and mediation. He counseled on insurance, monolines and bank liquidations, and advises corporate boards. He analyzes executory contract issues, including licenses for businesses in the e-commerce economy, and gave written opinions and analysis in transactions. His practice has involved diverse businesses, including in manufacturing, financial services, retail, service, airlines, energy, healthcare, real estate, e-commerce, sports and telecommunications. He prosecuted and defended preference, fraudulent conveyance, equitable subordination and substantive consolidation actions, officer/director liability and Ponzi scheme issues.  He counsels professional firms and their principals on risk management, “unfinished business” and clawback type issues. Mr. Samet has prepared expert reports and testified as an expert witness in jury trials and in an international arbitration.  He is on the SDNY bankruptcy court mediation panel and took extensive meditation training courses in 1994, and in 2015 through the ABI.

Mr. Samet is the principal co-author of the two-volume annotated Herzog’s Bankruptcy Forms and Practice published by Thomson Reuters. He has been a contributing author of Collier on Bankruptcy 15th Edition, and the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide treatises, having written and updated for many years three chapters on voluntary and involuntary bankruptcies totaling about 400 printed pages. He has written or co-authored published articles and outlines including on Arbitration and Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy; Breakup Fees and Topping Agreements in Sales of Assets; Multinational Insolvencies; Duties of Officers and Directors and Liability Issues; Unfinished Business; Mediation; Partners and Partnerships; The Basics of Chapter 11 and Chapter 15; and Research Tools.  Since 1981, he has chaired or lectured at over 250 CLE and Industry programs in the U.S. and internationally on pre-bankruptcy restructuring and bankruptcy-related issues, including programs of the National Bankruptcy Judges’ Conference, the Practising Law Institute, The American Bankruptcy Institute, the Commercial Law League, the Turnaround Management Association, and INSOL. He is chair of the annual PLI programs “Current Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganizations” 2009-2018, and “Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts” 2008-2018. Mr. Samet was an Associate Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and a member of its Bankruptcy Code Review project which was submitted to the United States Congress in 1994.  He has been an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, and served on bankruptcy committees of national and local bar associations. Mr. Samet has been regularly selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, in Banking and Finance Law, and Who’s Who in America. He received the 2004 Burton Award for Legal Writing at the Library of Congress as co-author of the article entitled “When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property and Arbitration Rights in Bankruptcy Cases.”  Mr. Samet is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the ABA, the NYS Bar Association, TMA, the NYC Bar Association and CPR relating to mediation. He has served as a member of boards of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the CLLA Fund for Public Education and the NY Chapter of the TMA, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Zaretsky Roundtable at Brooklyn Law School.

Joseph Samet is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018
Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Use of Break-Up and Topping Fees in Corporate, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Asset Sales - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
What Corporate, Transactional and Litigation Attorneys Need to Know About Defaults, Restructurings and Bankruptcy (December 2017) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Some More Unfinished Business About “Unfinished Business” - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Mediation in Bankruptcy - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Duties of Directors and Officers and Liability Issues (December 2017) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Some More Unfinished Business About “Unfinished Business” - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Mediation in Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
What Corporate, Transactional and Litigation Attorneys Need to Know About Defaults, Restructurings and Bankruptcy (December 2017) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Duties of Directors and Officers and Liability Issues (December 2017) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Use of Break-Up and Topping Fees in Corporate, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Asset Sales - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Use of Break-Up and Topping Fees in Corporate, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Asset Sales - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Friday, February 01, 2019
What Corporate, Transactional and Litigation Attorneys Need to Know About Defaults, Restructurings and Bankruptcy - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Friday, February 01, 2019
Some More Unfinished Business About “Unfinished Business” - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Friday, February 01, 2019
Duties of Directors and Officers and Liability Issues - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Friday, February 01, 2019
Mediation in Bankruptcy - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Friday, February 01, 2019
Web Segment  Web Segment Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                              - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements; Make Whole Premium - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability                                                       - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15  - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests - Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case - Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Opening Remarks and Introduction - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                              - Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                             , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability                                                       - Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability                                                      , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15  - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements; Make Whole Premium - Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements; Make Whole Premium, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case - Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests - Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests, Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets - The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets, Thursday, February 07, 2019
Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation - Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation, Thursday, February 07, 2019
Transcripts  Transcripts Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                              - Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                             , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15  - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests - Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case - Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Opening Remarks and Introduction - Opening Remarks and Introduction, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation - Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets - The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance, Thursday, February 07, 2019
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                              - Potpourri of Current Market Developments in Chapter 7 and 11 Business Cases – Energy Future Holdings, Momentive, Caesars, ResCap, Jevic, Madoff, et al. and Mediation                                             , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements; Make Whole Premium - Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements; Make Whole Premium, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15  - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability                                                       - Acquiring Assets from the Debtor Estate, Corporate Governance and D&O Duties and Liability                                                      , Thursday, April 26, 2018
Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests - Strategic Powers in Corporate Bankruptcy and Adequate Protection of Creditors’ Interests, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case - Practice Points: How to Commence a Corporate Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation - Market Update and Preliminary Restructuring Documentation, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets - The Restructuring Agreement and Sales of Distressed Assets, Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance, Thursday, February 07, 2019
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Thursday, May 03, 2018, New York, NY
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, Thursday, December 27, 2018, New York, NY
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments, Monday, April 22, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments, Monday, April 22, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments, Monday, April 22, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments, Monday, April 22, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments, Monday, April 22, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
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