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Matthew Schwartz represents hedge funds, private equity and other investment funds, public and private companies, ad hoc and official creditor and equity committees, and lenders in the structuring, negotiation, financing and implementation of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and restructurings and workouts. He regularly advises investors and companies in a broad range of corporate, securities law, capital raising, corporate governance and strategic matters.

The Legal 500 has recognized Matthew’s skills in each of the past three years.

Representative Matters

His distressed and bankruptcy-related representations have included:

  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder committee)
  • AES Eastern Energy, L.P. (ad hoc committee of pass-through certificates)
  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Appvion, Inc. (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)
  • Aquilex Corporation (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (ad hoc committee of senior secured lenders)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (ad hoc committee of senior convertible noteholders)
  • CIT Group Inc. (senior lender)
  • Empire Resorts, Inc. (senior noteholders)
  • Foresight Energy LP (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Garden Fresh (secured lender)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Indiana Downs/Indiana Live! (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • JW Resources, Inc. (equity sponsor)
  • Key Fitness Products, L.P. (purchaser in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Lear Corporation (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. (debtor)
  • Majestic Star Casino, LLC (senior lender)
  • Metro Affiliates, Inc. (shareholder and senior secured second and third lien lender)
  • Mid-State Raceway Corp. (purchaser in chapter 11 plan sale)
  • Motorsports Aftermarket Group (ad hoc term lender committee)
  • Neff Corp. (purchaser in chapter 11 plan sale)
  • New Gulf Resources, LLC (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • OnCure Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Panda Temple I (ad hoc term lender committee)
  • Precision Partners Holding Company (company in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • RathGibson, Inc. (purchaser in chapter 11 plan sale)
  • Refco Inc. (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • SFX Entertainment, Inc. (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Singer Sewing Company (noteholder)
  • Targus Group International, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured lenders)
  • Xinergy Ltd. (senior lender)
  • YRC Worldwide, Inc. (agent for secured lenders)

His corporate, private equity and M&A representations have included:

  • Aeromet Holdings Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • American Gaming Group LLC (investor of notes and warrants)
  • American Racing and Entertainment LLC (controlling member)
  • Ascent Energy Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Burke Industries, Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Caraustar Industries, Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (selling stockholder in registered offering)
  • Grede Holdings LLC (selling members)
  • Key Plastics Corporation (selling stockholders)
  • Lazy Days’ R.V. Center, Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Neff LLC (144A high yield debt offering)
  • NovaStar Financial, Inc. (investors of preferred stock and rights offering backstop provider)
  • Oneida Ltd. (selling stockholders)
  • Ormet Corporation (investors of notes and warrants)
  • Portola Packaging, Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Protostar, Ltd. (investor of preferred stock)
  • RAM Energy Resources, Inc. (stockholders in recapitalization)
  • RathGibson Holding Co. LLC (selling members)
  • West Point, International (special committee of directors)
  • Ziff Davis Media Inc. (investor of secured notes)

Honors & Awards

  • The Acquisition International Magazine, Dealmaker of the Year – Automotive Industry
  • Turnaround Management Association, Transaction of the Year: Large Company
  • M&A Advisor, 40 Under 40
  • The Legal 500 United States

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., magna cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1999

B.S.M., Tulane University, 1996