Matthew W. Olsen represents bank lenders and agents, investment funds, commercial landlords, manufacturers and other creditor clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law, including transactional matters and litigation.
Matt also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to supporting hedge funds in distressed debt matters by providing them with advice, risk analysis and litigation support in the distressed debt trading field.
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. His clients are banks and other creditors, equity interest holders and other interested parties with respect to distressed companies in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, media and entertainment, education and health care.
Matt also represents commercial lenders and trade creditors in state and federal litigation, including actions to enforce creditors’ rights and the defense of lender liability and bankruptcy avoidance claims. He frequently provides analysis and transactional and litigation support for hedge funds trading in the distressed debt field by assisting them in identifying and reducing risk, drafting and negotiating transfer agreements, and enforcing purchased claims against debtor companies.
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.
American Bankruptcy Institute
Brooklyn Law School, Zaretsky Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Center, Steering Committee
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association