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Michael L. Cook

Michael L. Cook

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Michael L. Cook devotes his practice at Schulte Roth & Zabel to business reorganization and creditors’ rights litigation, including mediation and arbitration. His clients include lenders, acquirers, trustees, creditors' committees, troubled companies, professional firms and other parties, e.g., Leucadia Nat'l Corp., Cerberus Capital Management, General Electric Capital Corp., CIT Group, Hilco Capital, UniCredito Italiano, Credit Suisse First Boston, Japan Leasing (USA), Ames Department Stores, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, A.H. Robins Company Inc., Quigley Company Inc., PriceWaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Chanin Capital Partners, Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, Deloitte & Touche, Goldin Associates, and Panasonic Corporation. 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 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 has also been recognized byBenchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and AttorneysThe Best Lawyers in AmericaExpert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law LawyersThe K&A Restructuring RegisterThe Legal 500 United StatesNew York Super Lawyers,PLC Cross-border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook and Who’s Who in American Law. He is past chair and a director of the American College of Bankruptcy, the Foundation for which has established the “Michael L. Cook Extraordinary Grant” for legal services organizations that provide pro bono bankruptcy services for indigent consumer debtors. He is also a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Creditors’ Rights Litigation Committee, and a former chair of the Bankruptcy Litigation Institute. A frequent contributor to major publications, Michael serves as lead editor and contributing author of Bankruptcy Litigation Manual (rev. ed., Aspen Law & Business, 2016–2017), is on the editorial boards of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and The Bankruptcy Strategist, is a contributing author to Collier Bankruptcy Guide (rev. ed., Matthew Bender, 2010) and Collier on Bankruptcy (15th rev. ed., 2003), 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 New York University 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 New York University School of Law.
Michael L. Cook is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Preference Litigation - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Alert: Seventh Circuit Limits Bankruptcy Safe Harbor Protection (September 8, 2016) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Fraudulent Transfers - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Alert: Third Circuit Enforces Post-Acceleration Make-Whole Premium (November 18, 2016) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Fraudulent Transfers - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
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
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
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