Matthew G. GarofaloAssociate

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Matthew Garofalo focuses his practice on bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructuring transactions. Mr. Garofalo has extensive experience representing debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, ad hoc committees of bondholders and bank lenders, indenture trustees, bank agents and individual creditors in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

Representative Matters

Some of Mr. Garofalo’s notable representations include the following:
 
  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (debtor)
  • American Gilsonite Company (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • Aquilex Holdings LLC (ad hoc committee of senior noteholders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Barzel Industries Inc. (secured lenders)
  • BPZ Resources, Inc. (debtor)
  • Chrysler LLC (certain holders of secured debt)
  • Eastman Kodak Company (indenture trustee)
  • Environmental Systems Products Holdings, Inc. (company in out-of-court restructuring)
  • FiberTower Corporation (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (insurer)
  • Haggen Holdings, Inc. (debtor)
  • Heartland Automotive Holdings, Inc. (debtor)
  • K-V Pharmaceutical Company (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. (debtor)
  • Mid America Agri Products/Horizon, LLC (agent for the secured lenders)
  • MModal, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • New Gulf Resources, LLC (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Station Casinos Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)

Honors & Awards

Mr. Garofalo has been named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for 2015 and 2016.


Memberships

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Publications

  • Co-author, "Supreme Court Affirms Secured Creditors' Right to Credit Bid in a Plan Sale," Stroock Special Bulletin, May 29, 2012
  • Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Secured Creditors' Right to Credit Bid in a Plan Sale," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 5, 2011
  • Co-author, "Sections 1113 and 1114 - Recent Developments in the Law Regarding the Rejection of Collective Bargaining Agreements and the Modification of Retiree Benefits," Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, October 2008
  • Co-author, "Chapter 15 One Year Later: Determining COMI," Euromoney Global Insolvency & Restructuring Review 2007/08

Admitted To Practice

New York, 2007

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007


Education

J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, 2006; Executive Managing Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Law Journal

B.A., summa cum laude, Adelphi University, 2003