Kurt A. Mayr is the leader of the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Kurt represents creditors, debtors, acquirers, and other interested parties in transactions both out of court and under court supervision. A significant portion of his practice involves representing creditors in complex restructurings, including senior bank lenders, ad hoc noteholder groups, and official creditor committees. Kurt has represented creditor groups in ground-breaking tribal gaming workouts, as well as in the current restructuring of the debt obligations of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
He has experience advising second lien investors on how to navigate the challenges of their intercreditor agreement to protect second lien rights and maximize recoveries. He regularly advises individual investment fund clients regarding restructuring/litigation strategies for distressed/special situation opportunities. Kurt also has successfully represented domestic and foreign debtors in highly contested and litigated restructuring proceedings.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Kurt was the leader of the financial restructuring practice and served as the Hartford office managing partner for a major international law firm.
Villanova University School of Law, 1998, J.D., summa cum laude
University of Vermont, 1994, B.A.
Clerkship to Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Corporate Restructuring, The Legal 500 US (2009, 2011, 2013–2019)