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Douglas E. Deutsch

Partner

Practice Description

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 Federal Communications Bar Association/American Bankruptcy Institute's(ABI) Conference on the intersection between FCC law and bankruptcy law and at the ABI’s Mid-Level Professional Program on the changing parties  who are influencing the Chapter 11  process.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Tribune Company et al. Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented an indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of notes issued by Newland Properties, Corp. to finance the Trump Ocean Club in Panama.
  • Counseled a major participate in the financial markets in connection with its substantial investment in residential mortgages.
  • Represented an 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.
  • Represents creditor trusts as successor to the Debtors in the Parmalat and Spiegel bankruptcy cases.

Honors

Mr. Deutsch is listed in New York Super Lawyers (2012-2013) for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Activities and Affiliations

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

Publications


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Speeches and Events

  • “Bumps in the Road in the Bankruptcy of an FCC-Regulated Entity,” (panelist), Federal Communications Bar Association/American Bankruptcy Institute Conference on the Intersection of FCC and Bankruptcy Law, Washington, DC, April 24, 2014
  • "Changing Players in the Chapter 11 Process," (panelist), American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program, New York, NY, October 1, 2013
  • "'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow' and Other Consequences of Being Avoided," (panelist), 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference , Denver, CO, January 24-25, 2013
  • "How to Create Value for the Estate," (moderator), American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Meeting, Tucson, AZ, November 30, 2012
  • "Writing Legal Opinion Letters for Bankruptcy Lawyers," ExexSense Webinar, New York, NY, June 17, 2011
  • “Bumps in the Road in the Bankruptcy of an FCC-Regulated Entity,” (panelist), Federal Communications Bar Association/American Bankruptcy Institute Conference on the Intersection of FCC and Bankruptcy Law, Washington, DC, April 24, 2014
  • "Changing Players in the Chapter 11 Process," (panelist), American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program, New York, NY, October 1, 2013
  • "'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow' and Other Consequences of Being Avoided," (panelist), 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference , Denver, CO, January 24-25, 2013
  • "How to Create Value for the Estate," (moderator), American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Meeting, Tucson, AZ, November 30, 2012
  • "Writing Legal Opinion Letters for Bankruptcy Lawyers," ExexSense Webinar, New York, NY, June 17, 2011
  • "Chapter 11 Creditors' Committees and Examiners: Are They Effective?," (moderator), American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting, National Harbor, MD, April 2, 2011
  • "Chapter 363 -- An Analysis of Leading Asset Sales Cases and Trends," (panelist), ABI / UMKC's 30th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Kansas City, MO, October 1, 2010
  • Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales, New York, NY, March 19, 2010
  • "Polaroid and Beyond: Differing Perspectives on What is the Highest and Best Bid, and Other Selected Sale Issues," (moderator), American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, La Quinta, CA, December 4, 2009
  • "Repurchase Agreements and Other Issues in Subprime Lender Cases," (panelist and co-author), 26th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference (University of Texas), Austin, TX, November 15, 2007

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Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring

Regions

North America

United States

Education

  • Drew University, B.S., 1991
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 1996
  • St. John's University School of Law, LL.M., Scholarship Recipient, 2001

Professional Background

  • Adjunct Professor, St. John's University School of Law
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, 1996-1997

Admissions

1997

New York

2002

U.S.D.C. - E.D.N.Y.

2002

U.S.D.C. - S.D.N.Y.

Languages

English