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Areas of Practice



Michelle McMahon


Michelle McMahon’s practice focuses on representing clients in complex restructurings and Chapter 7, 11 and 15 bankruptcies, as well as related appeals and civil litigations, including SEC receiverships. She has represented secured and unsecured lenders, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, indenture trustees, creditors’ committees, patient care ombudsmen, unsecured creditors, landlords, investors, and debtors.  Michelle works with clients to create strategies tailored to meet their business needs and objectives.  On behalf of these clients, she has prepared and prosecuted pleadings and motions by negotiating out-of-court settlements and/or appearing at adversarial hearings related to first-day motions, DIP financings, automatic stays, asset sales, disclosure statements, reorganization plans, assumptions and assignments of leases and contracts, and objections to claims, as well as defending numerous clients in avoidance actions.  Michelle also advises buyers in acquisitions of distressed assets and other transactions involving troubled companies. 


“Securitized Loans in Bankruptcy,” Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook, West® Legalworks, 2008 (section co-author)

“Whitehall:  A Debtor Cannot Sell What It May Not Own,” Law360, October 31, 2008 (co-author)

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women's Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation
  • Coach for the Justice Resource Center/ Fordham Law School MENTOR Moot Court competition for New York City high schools (2008-2017)