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Michael S. Fox

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  • Michael has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, for 2007-2009 and 2014-2019.


J.D., Washington College of Law of American University, 1982

B.S., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1978

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1983

Michael S. Fox is the Chairman of the firm's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group.

During his 30-plus years in practice, Michael has developed a reputation for being innovative, effective and efficient. Michael's diverse experience involves representing clients in all areas of financial restructuring, including Chapter 11 reorganization cases, out-of-court workouts and restructurings of troubled companies. He also counsels buyers and sellers of financially distressed assets and provides strategic counseling on business opportunities, the implications of transactions, and enterprise structuring and financing.

Michael’s clients operate at the national level and span a broad range of industries, including retail, health sciences, manufacturing, health care, food, and consumer products. He represents distressed companies, creditors' committees, creditors, hedge funds, and debt and equity security holders. Michael's varied experience, ranging from small and mid-size business transactions to multi-jurisdictional, complex transactions for companies, provides clients with a unique combination of seasoned business and legal know-how.

Michael previously was a founding partner of the boutique bankruptcy firm Traub Bonacquist & Fox LLP, practicing there from 1987 to 2005, when he moved his practice group to Olshan.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Insolvency and Litigation)
  • Association of Banking and Commercial Law Firms
  • Nassau and New York County Lawyers Association
  • Commercial Law League of America (Member, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management New York Chapter Association (Board Member)

Michael currently represents or has recently represented significant parties in matters both in and out of court such as:

  • 4Kids Entertainment Inc.
  • Alabama Marble Co. Inc.
  • Atari, Inc.
  • BCF Funding LLC
  • Cape Cod Crafters Inc.
  • CDx Laboratories, Inc.
  • Champion Motor Group Inc.
  • FAO Schwarz Inc.
  • GMG Capital Partners III, LP
  • Grubb & Ellis, Inc.
  • iON America LLC
  • iON Worldwide Inc.
  • Jennifer Convertibles, Inc.
  • KB Toys, Inc.
  • Mooney Airplane Company, Inc.
  • Namco Inc.
  • Outsourcing Solutions, Inc.
  • Physicians Health Corp.
  • Regional Diagnostics LLC
  • San Francisco Music Box Co.
  • Scerene Healthcare, Inc.
  • SendTec Inc.
  • Superior Telecom, Inc.
  • SynCardia Inc.
  • Translux Corp.
  • WHS Kenny's Inc.

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