Michael J. Reilly has more than 30 years of experience representing public and private bondholders and lenders in financial restructurings. Michael represents clients in a wide array of industries in the United States, UK/Europe, and Latin America.
Michael is a member of INSOL and he is one of only a handful of lawyers who have been elected by their peers as a fellow in both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Investment Counsel. Michael is a frequent speaker and lecturer at industry seminars on workouts and bankruptcy.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Michael was a partner at another international law firm, where he served as co-head of the global financial restructuring practice.
Major workout and Chapter 11 assignments as lead lawyer for substantial creditor positions have included:
Airlines/Transportation: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, US Airways, Atlas Airlines, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Interstate Motor Freight, Purolator Courier
Energy: Various energy and project finance workouts of power plants in coal, gas, hydro and bio-mass. Chapter 11 of Public Service Company of New Hampshire, including nuclear fuel leasing
Financial Services: Lehman Brothers, Allied Capital, American Home Mortgage, Western Union, Penn Square Bank
Healthcare/Retirement Living: US Surgical, Brown Schools, Duncaster Retirement Community, 3030 Park Retirement Living
Leisure/Hospitality/Gaming: Caesars Entertainment, Foxwoods Gaming Casino & Resort, National Amusements, PGA West, Yellowstone Club, Complete Retreats, Bulls Bridge Golf Club, Furr’s/Bishop’s Restaurants, American Hawaii Cruise Lines
Manufacturing: Visteon Secured Creditor Group, Birmingham Steel, Republic Steel, Zenith Electronics, Clima-Chem, Allis Chalmers Corporation, Stokely USA, Thorn Apple Valley, Katy Industries, Tultex InterCo. Inc. (Lane/Broyhill/Florsheim/Converse)
Real Estate: General Growth Properties, Woodside Homes, Washington Group, JF Shea Construction, HealthVest REIT
Latin America: Comerci (Mexican retailer concurso), Corporacion Durango (Mexican paper company concurso), Grupo Cementos (Mexican cement company workout), Globopar (Brazil media workout), Petrozuata, Grupo Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Cablevision (Argentina), Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN) (Argentine natural gas distribution company), Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) (Argentine natural gas distribution company), CTI Interior (Argentine), PYCSA Panama Toll Road
Australia: Griffin Coal, Centro N.P.
Europe: Tanstech (UK), Two French Mandataire Ad Hoc Proceedings (textiles & retail)
Canada: Priszm Foods Canada (Taco Bell/KFC/Pizza Hut Canada)
University of Connecticut, 1973, Bachelor of Arts
University of Connecticut School of Law, 1976, Juris Doctor
District of Columbia
New York State Office of the Court
US District Court for the District of Connecticut
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
INSOL International, G36 Member
Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel
Listed, Chambers Global, Bankruptcy and Restructuring (USA) (2016–2017)
Listed, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring (New York) (2009–2015)