James M. Sullivan

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James M. Sullivan is a partner in Moses & Singer's Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice group.  His primary focus is corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, distressed situations and complex commercial disputes.  James brings a wealth of experience representing creditors' committees, corporate debtors, banks, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and distressed investors in large Chapter 11 cases.

James has handled a range of cases for his clients in litigation, trial and mediation. On the transactional side, he counsels borrowers and lenders in matters involving corporate and acquisition financing.  He also appears before numerous federal and state courts throughout the country on these matters.

James is honored with a listing in New York Super Lawyers® and is rated AV Preeminent™ in his field by Martindale-Hubbell. He is described by his clients as “a smart lawyer who understands business issues and is always on his clients' side.”

Before joining Moses & Singer, James was a partner at Arent Fox and McDermott Will & Emory.  He regularly authors and lectures on numerous topics concerning bankruptcy, and is an experienced pilot who enjoys skiing and scuba diving.

Presentations
  • "Retail Suppliers: Minimize Risk Pre-Bankruptcy; Maximize Recovery Post-Bankruptcy," Moses & Singer CLE Program, November 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, International Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Representation of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and reorganization of a major dairy products manufacturer;
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of a clothing retailer;
  • Representation of the unofficial creditors committee of a major oil company in bankruptcy-related matters;
  • Representation of the creditor trust established in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of a major automotive and textile manufacturer; and
  • Representation of the largest secured creditor and eventual owner of the reorganized business of a healthcare company in its bankruptcy proceedings.
Biography

James M. Sullivan is a partner in Moses & Singer's Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice group.  His primary focus is corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, distressed situations and complex commercial disputes.  James brings a wealth of experience representing creditors' committees, corporate debtors, banks, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and distressed investors in large Chapter 11 cases.

James has handled a range of cases for his clients in litigation, trial and mediation. On the transactional side, he counsels borrowers and lenders in matters involving corporate and acquisition financing.  He also appears before numerous federal and state courts throughout the country on these matters.

James is honored with a listing in New York Super Lawyers® and is rated AV Preeminent™ in his field by Martindale-Hubbell. He is described by his clients as “a smart lawyer who understands business issues and is always on his clients' side.”

Before joining Moses & Singer, James was a partner at Arent Fox and McDermott Will & Emory.  He regularly authors and lectures on numerous topics concerning bankruptcy, and is an experienced pilot who enjoys skiing and scuba diving.

Presentations
  • "Retail Suppliers: Minimize Risk Pre-Bankruptcy; Maximize Recovery Post-Bankruptcy," Moses & Singer CLE Program, November 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, International Bar Association
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Representative Matters
  • Representation of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and reorganization of a major dairy products manufacturer;
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of a clothing retailer;
  • Representation of the unofficial creditors committee of a major oil company in bankruptcy-related matters;
  • Representation of the creditor trust established in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of a major automotive and textile manufacturer; and
  • Representation of the largest secured creditor and eventual owner of the reorganized business of a healthcare company in its bankruptcy proceedings.