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New York, NY 10017
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Michael S. Weinstein

Michael Weinstein focuses his practice on restructurings and bankruptcy, advising distressed entities and individuals, acquirers of distressed assets, and holders of debt of distressed entities. Having represented numerous creditors, debtors and bankruptcy trustees, he is a strong advocate for his clients and is adept at developing strategies and managing the process throughout the engagement. Well versed in the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules, Michael recognizes the value that creativity can play in developing effective strategies to pursue his clients’ objectives.  An essential part of his representation is a thorough understanding of his client’s business and goals, as well as his adversaries’ claims and motivations.  Michael appreciates bankruptcy work as a crossroads of many legal disciplines, often involving litigation, asset sales, and restructurings and workouts, as well as implementation of court-approved bankruptcy plans.

Representative engagements:

  • South Side House, LLC;  represented Chapter 11 trustee
  • Lehr Construction Corporation; represented Chapter 11 trustee
  • LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services, Inc.; represented trustee of post-confirmation liquidation trust
  • The 1031 Tax Group LLC; et al; represented Chapter 11 and post-confirmation trustee
  • Horsehead Holdings Corp.;  represented indenture trustee
  • Extended Stay LLC; represented bondholders


Education and Honors

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (2008)
  • B.A., Tulane University (2005)

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Prior Legal Experience

  • McDermott, Will and Emery


  • Named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016)