Michael J. Riela, Esq. is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt’s Creditors’ Rights and Business Reorganization practice group. He has over 15 years of experience advising clients in complex restructuring, distressed M&A, financing, and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. He has in-depth experience in advising clients on corporate and real estate bankruptcies, workouts, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and bankruptcy exit loan facilities, secondary market trading of distressed debt and trade claims, Section 363 sales and bankruptcy retention and fee agreements and disputes. Michael’s clients include distressed companies, banks, indenture trustees, hedge funds, private equity firms, landlords, professional services firms, trade creditors, contract counterparties and shareholders.
Richard Trotter, Esq. is an associate in Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt’s Litigation and its Creditors’ Rights and Business Reorganization practice groups. His diverse practice includes litigating a wide variety of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy court. Such disputes have involved issues of contract, securities, real estate and bankruptcy law. He has experience with both commercial and municipal bankruptcy context and has worked to preserve and enforce the rights of different parties at all stages of bankruptcy.