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Bingham

Bingham

Steven Wilamowsky

Partner

As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Steven Wilamowsky focuses on bankruptcy and has represented debtors, individual creditors, DIP lenders, creditors’ committees, landlords, plan sponsors, foreign debtors and purchasers of assets of distressed companies. 

Steven has been actively involved in numerous complex restructuring and acquisition matters on behalf of clients.Recent matters include the representation of a major swap counterparty in the City of Detroit’s chapter 9 case; the representation of large institutional lenders, loan purchasers and servicers in a number of mortgage originator cases, including ResCap, New Century, American Home and Taylor Bean & Whitaker; the representation of a pre-eminent real estate management and investment firm as the stalking horse bidder in several commercial and residential real estate bankruptcies; the representation of the successful bidder for substantially all assets in the PacWest chapter 11 cases; and the representation of several individual and trust creditors in the Madoff SIPA proceedings. On the debtor side, Steven currently represents the interests of various liquidating estates in the Refco Chapter 11 cases and represented the debtors in the Evergreen Solar chapter 11 case.

He also has extensive bankruptcy appellate experience. These include, among other things, having obtained, on behalf of his debtor clients, the reversal of adverse lower court rulings at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the National Energy & Gas Transmission Inc. (f/k/a PG&E National Energy Group) Chapter 11 cases, involving claims in excess of $150 million. He also has experience in the restructuring of failed or distressed development projects, having frequently represented bondholders in cases involving the restructuring of offshore energy development projects through Chapter 11 proceedings.

Steven served as law clerk for the Hon. Tina L. Brozman in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York from 1994 to 1996.

Events

  • Panelist, The More Things Change…The Supreme Court’s Bellingham Decision & Its Impact on Bankruptcy Litigation, City Bar Center for CLE Program, New York (Sept. 8, 2014)
  • Panelist, Hedge Funds in Bankruptcy, ABI Conference, New York (Oct. 4, 2013)
  • Panelist, The Lessons of TOUSA and RadLAX:  Credit Bidding in Bankruptcy and Leveraged Buyout Liability, American Bar Association (July 18, 2012)
  • Panelist, Cram-Up and Intercreditor Issues, ABI Conference, New York (May 6, 2011)
  • Panelist, Non-Traditional Cram Down of Creditor Claims and Interests, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (Oct. 14, 2010)
  • Program Chair, Ethics for the Bankruptcy Practitioner, City Bar Center for CLE (June 3, 2009)
  • Panelist, Restructuring Lessons From the Credit Crunch; What Have We Learned From the Existing Cycle?, Debtwire Distressed Debt Forum, New York (March 25, 2009)
  • Program Chair, Bankruptcy Law: 2008 Update, New York City Bar Association, New York (Feb. 12, 2008)
  • Faculty Member, 16-Hour Bridge the Gap — Bankruptcy Preferences and Fraudulent Transfers: A General Practitioner’s Guide, New York City Bar Association, New York (Dec. 4, 2007)
  • Program Chair, Bankruptcy Law: Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Appellate Developments, New York City Bar Association, New York (May 3, 2007)
  • Panelist, Winning Bankruptcy Battles, American Conference Institute’s Second Lien and Intercreditor Arrangements Conference, New York (Sept. 28, 2006)
  • Faculty Member, 16-Hour Bridge the Gap — Bankruptcy Basics, New York City Bar Association, New York (Dec. 3, 2004)

Publications

  • “That’s Cold: 6th Circ. Reading of BAPCPA in Ice House,” Law360 (May 19, 2014)
  • “No Looking Back at Prepetition Judgments in 7th Circ.,” Law360 (Jan. 6, 2014)
  • “5th Circ. Flugence Case May Sway Section 550(a) Readings,” Law360 (December 4, 2013)
  • “Understanding the Calculation of Bankruptcy Claims,” Law360 (December 4, 2013)
  • “Lien In: Why You Can’t Ignore Secured Creditors’ Silence,” Law360 (August 8, 2013)
  • Co-author, “Majestic May Prompt 3rd Circ. ‘Property Of Estate’ Review,” Law360 (June 4, 2013)
  • Author, “Understanding Where And When To File A Claim,” Law360 (April 17, 2013)
  • “Sussing Out The 2nd Circ. WorldCom Reversal,” Law360 (February 4, 2013)
  • Contributing Author, Lexis Practice Advisor - Bankruptcy
  • “7th Circuit Unpierces the Veil: Command Video v. Roti,” Law360 (January 23, 2013)
  • “The Scope of Bankruptcy Court Power in Light of Bellingham,” Law360 (Dec. 13, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Bankruptcy Panel Decision Creates Cramdown Problems for Real Estate Lenders,” Bingham Real Estate Newsletter (Fall 2012)
  • “Retail Leases In Bankruptcy And Reorganization,” Law360 (Nov. 18, 2011)
  • “Retail Leases in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Proceedings,” Bingham Real Estate Newsletter (Fall 2011)
  • Contributing Author, “Contested Valuation in Corporate Bankruptcy: A Collier Monograph,” LexisNexis (2011)
  • “Purchases From Distressed Sellers: Is 363 the Magic Number?,” Bingham Real Estate Newsletter (Fall 2010)
  • “What Real Estate Lenders and Borrowers Need to Know About Chapter 11 Reorganization Plans and Cramdowns,” Real Estate Newsletter (Winter 2010)
  • “Debtor-In-Possession Financing Orders Line By Line,” Thomson/Aspatore, with Julia Frost-Davies (2008)
  • Co-author, “Trading Places: Enron and Transferee Liability Under Sections 502(d) and 510(c) of the Bankruptcy Code,” Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Vol. 1 (Summer 2006)

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York City Bar Association

Community Service

  • Presented dozens of classes in New York-area public and private high schools and colleges about the danger of consumer credit abuse through the public service C.A.R.E. Program
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project, a pro bono program that is cooperatively administered by the New York City Bar Association and Legal Services of New York

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro (2006–2012)
  • Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, Turnarounds & Workouts (2007)
  • Senior Editor, New York University School of Law, The Journal of International Law and Politics

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