Michael A. Chapnick advises some of the major players who finance entertainment projects in the movie and television industries. Outside of the entertainment arena, Michael represents commercial banks, insurers, diversified financial institutions, and other entities in their secured lending, structured financings, debt restructuring, and loan workout matters. He also works with clients in cable and broadcasting, healthcare, food processing, hotels, and trucking.
In addition to his work in entertainment and financial services, Michael counsels clients on issues arising from the acquisition of assets from bankrupt companies, credit enhancement, minority interests in private companies, general agent management, and highly compensated employee relations.
In his insurer practice, Michael represents these clients as creditors, handling systematic loss scenarios and realizing profits on salvage values.
Harvard University, 1966, M.A.
New York University School of Law, 1969, J.D.
Union College, New York, 1966, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Corporate Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (1983–2020)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2016–2019)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Recommended, Finance – Commercial lending, The Legal 500 US (2017)