Michael Walsh has concentrated his practice in business reorganizations, corporate finance, and secured transactions since joining the Firm in 1979. He has represented both creditors and debtors in a wide variety of restructuring and bankruptcy matters.
He has extensive experience advising boards of directors of companies in financial distress. Notable assignments in the public sector include Washington Mutual, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Westpoint Stevens, Global Crossing, and Sun Healthcare. Private sector assignments include Simmons Bedding, Vertis, Hawkeye Renewables, Genesis Health Ventures, Recycled Paper Greetings, and DebShops. He also counsels several financial institutions and their boards in the distressed real estate area.
Mr. Walsh founded Weil’s Telecommunications and Technology Restructuring practice and the firm’s Healthcare Restructuring practice and has represented many companies in these business sectors.
He has also represented creditors or creditors committees in numerous restructurings, such as Solutia, JWP, Inc., E-II Holdings, Inc., El Paso Electric Company, Railbox, and Itel Corporation. He pioneered the use of “prepackaged” chapter 11 cases and has lectured on that and other restructuring topics.
Mr. Walsh is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, teaching advanced topics in business reorganization.