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Michael L. Cook

Michael L. Cook

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Michael L. Cook, of counsel at SRZ, served as a partner in the firm's New York office for 16 years. He devotes his practice to business reorganization and creditors' rights litigation, including mediation and arbitration. His clients include lenders, acquirers, trustees, creditors' committees, troubled companies and professional firms. Michael’s representative engagements include serving as counsel to the prevailing defendant in Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. v. Alfa SAB, 651 F.3d 329 (2d Cir. 2011) (reversed bankruptcy court; fraudulent transfer and preference complaint dismissed); serving as counsel to prevailing creditor in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Hayes, 183 F.3d 162 (2d. Cir. 1999) (reversed lower court; held creditor's claim for debtor's breach of fiduciary duty survived debtor's bankruptcy discharge); serving as counsel to the prevailing law firm in In re Ames Dept. Stores, Inc., 76 F.3d 66 (2d Cir. 1996) (fee application granted, reversing district court); and serving as counsel to the prevailing law firm in In re Quigley, 500 B.R. 344 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2013) (fee application granted over U.S. Trustee objection). 

Chambers USA listed Michael as a “leading individual” in bankruptcy/restructuring and interviewees praise him for his “tremendous experience and vision in bankruptcy matters.” He is also recognized by Benchmark LitigationThe Best Lawyers in AmericaExpert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law LawyersThe K&A Restructuring RegisterThe Legal 500 US, New York Super Lawyers, and PLC Cross-border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook . He is past chair and a director of the American College of Bankruptcy, the Foundation which established the “Michael L. Cook Extraordinary Grant” for legal services groups providing pro bono bankruptcy services for indigent consumer debtors. He is also a fellow of the NY Bar Foundation, a former chair of the ABA Creditors’ Rights Litigation Committee, and a former chair of the Bankruptcy Litigation Institute. A leading thought leader, Michael serves as lead editor and contributing author of Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, is on the editorial boards of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and The Bankruptcy Strategist, is a contributing author to Collier Bankruptcy Guide and Collier on Bankruptcy, and he co-authored Creditors’ Rights, Debtors’ Protection and Bankruptcy (3rd ed., Matthew Bender, 1997) (with NYU School of Law Professor Lawrence P. King). Michael served for 26 years as an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, teaching courses on creditors’ rights, debtors’ protection and bankruptcy. He received his A.B. from Columbia University and his J.D. from NYU School of Law.

Michael L. Cook is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Business Reorganization Financing: Use of Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Preference Litigation - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
The Bankruptcy Code’s Automatic Stay (February 2017) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Fraudulent Transfers - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Fraudulent Transfers (January 2017) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Preference Litigation (February 2017) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Fraudulent Transfers - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Preference Litigation - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Business Reorganization Financing: Use of Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Bankruptcy Code’s Automatic Stay - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders - DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders, Monday, May 01, 2017
The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers - The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers, Monday, May 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders - DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders, Monday, May 01, 2017
The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers - The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers - The Automatic Stay and Avoiding Powers, Monday, May 01, 2017
DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders - DIP Financing and Other Lending Issues; First Day Orders, Monday, May 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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