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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 2014-2022.


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 practices in the firm's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group.

For 40-plus years in practice, Michael has developed a reputation for being innovative, effective, aggressive 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 and leveraged 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, 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.

During 2005 through and including 2022 Michael was the Chairman of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Department at Olshan. He led many economically distressed businesses using workouts and bankruptcy filings. His clients benefited from his ability to get extraordinarily complex deals closed in a manner that benefited all parties. His relationships with Olshan, clients, judges and other experts in the distressed world will continue for years to come. 

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:

  • Age Group LTD
  • Alabama Marble Co. Inc.
  • Atari, Inc.
  • BCF Funding LLC
  • Berkshire Inc.
  • Bespoke Motor Group Inc.
  • Cape Cod Crafters Inc.
  • CDx Laboratories, Inc.
  • Conair Corp.
  • FAO Schwarz Inc.
  • FF Fund I., LP
  • GMG Capital Partners III, LP
  • HF Enterprises Inc.
  • iON Worldwide Inc.
  • Jennifer Convertibles, Inc.
  • KB Toys, Inc.
  • Longstreet Holdings LLC
  • Mooney Airplane Company, Inc.
  • Namco Inc.
  • Physicians Health Corp.
  • Regional Diagnostics LLC
  • Routesmart Technologies Inc.
  • Scerene Healthcare, Inc.
  • Superior Telecom, Inc.
  • SynCardia Inc.
  • Trustee - Diamond Finance Co Inc.
  • Valdese Weavers LLC

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