Matthew W. Olsen represents secured and unsecured lenders, asset purchasers, distressed debt investors and intellectual property licensors in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and workouts, including a broad range of transactional and litigation matters. Matt’s clients include bank lenders to large-cap and middle market corporate borrowers, hedge funds and other distressed debt claims traders, trademark and copyright licensors, asset based lenders and factors and real estate lenders and investment trusts. Matt’s experience covers a wide array of industries with an emphasis on manufacturing, real estate, fashion and retail, and entertainment and media.
Matt has significant experience in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations, liquidations, out-of-court workouts, debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing agreements and purchases of assets from financially troubled companies. Matt also has substantial experience enforcing creditors’ rights under state law, including UCC Article 9 foreclosures, equitable receiverships and corporate dissolution proceedings. Matt represents lenders and other creditor clients in state and federal litigation, including the defense of lender liability and bankruptcy avoidance claims.
Matt devotes a substantial portion of his practice to real estate litigation, including commercial mortgage foreclosures and lease disputes. Matt also advises distressed real estate investors in connection with defaulted note acquisitions and sales and advises real estate lenders with respect to insulating new loans against insolvency and default risk.
Matt also routinely advises hedge funds and bank trading desks engaged in distressed debt claims trading by providing a full range of risk analysis, documentation and litigation support services.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as law clerk to the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein, Chief US Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Shown below is a selection of Matthew’s engagements.