Douglas E. Deutsch

Douglas E. Deutsch

Partner
New York
+1 (212) 408-5169
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6022
United States
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Douglas Deutsch has earned recognition as a skilled practitioner in the bankruptcy and corporate arenas. In his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Deutsch has represented creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors and indenture trustees. He also represents US and non-US business entities in complex commercial disputes.

As a regular speaker on bankruptcy law topics, Mr. Deutsch recently presented at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges on intellectual property issues, at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Winter Leadership Conference on corporate governance issues, and at the Federal Communications Bar Association/ABI  Conference on the intersection between FCC law and bankruptcy.

Publication Highlights

Why would a 75 year old statute that has been rarely cited garner so much attention in the last two years? That statute, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or “TIA”, 15 U.S.C. §...
The list of 2014’s ten largest bankruptcy filings included companies from nine different industries. 2015’s list, in contrast, includes six fossil fuel-related companies. Three of...
One does not have to be an industry analyst to recognize that many oil and gas exploration and production companies (known as “E&P companies”) experienced financial...
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Tribune Company et al. Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. 
  • Counseled a major participant in the financial markets in connection with its substantial investment in residential mortgages. 
  • Represented an indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of notes issued by Newland Properties, Corp. to finance the Trump Ocean Club in Panama. 
  • Represented Credit Suisse, as agent in an out-of-court restructuring of a $140 million credit facility provided to the manufacturer of various technology components for the automobile industry. 
  • Represented Citibank, N.A. and a syndicate of lenders in connection with restructuring more than $1 billion in secured loans extended to marine terminal operators. 
  • Represented financial institutions in substantial litigation claims brought against them in the Extended Stay, HomeBanc Mortgage Corp. and Ciena Capital Funding bankruptcy cases. 
  • Represented the largest creditor in the New Century bankruptcy case. 
  • Represented a bank group in connection with a $270 million debt-for-equity exchange for an operator of marine terminals. 
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Spiegel, Inc. et al. (Eddie Bauer, Spiegel and Newport News) Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. 
  • Represented creditor trusts as successor to the Debtors in the Parmalat and Spiegel bankruptcy cases.

Honors

Mr. Deutsch is recommended for corporate restructuring in The Legal 500 (2014-2015) and is listed in New York Super Lawyers (2012-2015) for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Activities and affiliations

  • Vice President, Education: American Bankruptcy Institute (2015-)
  • Executive Committee of Board of Directors: American Bankruptcy Institute (2014-)
  • Board of Directors: American Bankruptcy Institute (2010-2014)
  • Member, Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization, New York City Bar Association (2014-)
  • Co-Chair, ABI/FCBA Conference, Washington, DC (April 2014)
  • Co-Chair, American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Level Professional Development Program, New York City, NY (2010-2012)
  • Co-Chair, Bloomberg/ABI Distressed Lending Conference, New York City, NY (2012)
  • Contributing Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • Member, INSOL International

Professional background

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, 1996-1997

Publications

Why would a 75 year old statute that has been rarely cited garner so much attention in the last two years? That statute, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or “TIA”, 15 U.S.C. §...
The list of 2014’s ten largest bankruptcy filings included companies from nine different industries. 2015’s list, in contrast, includes six fossil fuel-related companies. Three of...
One does not have to be an industry analyst to recognize that many oil and gas exploration and production companies (known as “E&P companies”) experienced financial...

Events

Great Debates
American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Conference
Intellectual Property Issues
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
Independent Directors Beware! Corporate Governance Issues in Restructurings, Chapter 11 Cases and Liquidations
American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Conference