Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of private equity funds worked on for limited and general partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)
honors + affiliations
- New York
Michael A. Chapnick is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. His practice focuses on secured lending, structured financings, debt restructuring, loan workouts, acquisition of assets from bankrupt companies, credit enhancement, representation of minority interests in private companies, dealing with managing general agents and highly compensated employee relations. His client base is weighted towards commercial banks, diversified financial institutions and insurers.
Mr. Chapnick's secured lending practice is closely related to his experience in a series of industries, including entertainment, cable and broadcasting, health care, food processing, hotel and trucking. His expertise in the motion picture and television production industries has garnered national recognition. His insurer practice focuses on representing insurers as creditors, realizing on salvage value and dealing with systematic loss situations.
Mr. Chapnick is admitted to practice in New York.
- New York University School of Law, 1969, J.D.
- Harvard University, 1966, M.A.
- Union College, New York, 1966, B.A.