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Matthew B. Stein

Partner | New York
T (212) 506-1717
F (212) 506-1800
Matthew B. Stein’s practice focuses on representing debtors, creditors, statutory and ad hoc committees, indenture trustees, private equity funds and other investors throughout the capital structure in complex restructurings, reorganizations and liquidation proceedings.  He has extensive experience in litigation arising from distressed situations and leveraged buyouts, including fraudulent conveyances and preferential payments.  He also regularly handles disputes involving contested plan confirmation including valuation disputes, subordination and recharacterization of claims, cramdown and vote designation issues.

Recently, Mr. Stein has been recognized on the Benchmark Litigation 2016 Under 40 Hot List.  In 2015, Mr. Stein was highlighted in the Legal 500's guide to outstanding attorneys nationwide for Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy).
Notable Representations

  • Special litigation and conflicts counsel to the Debtors in Relativity
  • Controlling equity holder in Ampal-American Israel Corporation
  • Multiple landlords in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
  • Controlling equity holder in LightSquared
  • Majority bondholders and rights offering backstop parties in Eastman Kodak
  • Secured creditor in Quiznos
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency in Residential Capital
  • Controlling Pre-LBO Bondholder-directed indenture trustee in Tribune Company
  • Noteholders in connection with dispute regarding synthetic swap agreements in Lehman Brothers Holdings
  • Second lien agent in Hawkeye Renewables
  • Secured creditor in West End Financial
  • Cozumel Caribe, S.A. de C.V. in its chapter 15 case
  • Hedge funds holding $649 million of secured debt in Winstar Communications
  • Special litigation counsel to Debtors in Fontainebleau

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