Hinckley & Heisenberg LLP


A. PETER LUBITZ

A. Peter Lubitz specializes in bankruptcy, workouts, and creditors' rights, representing both debtors and creditors. His practice encompasses reorganizations, liquidations, and related transactional and litigation matters. His clients include financial institutions, real estate owners, mortgagees, debt and equity holder committees, debtors and others in reorganization cases, trustees and fiduciaries, as well as entities acquiring financially troubled companies or their assets. He has represented the full panoply of clients, debtors, creditors, trustees, acquirers and others, in insolvency-related cases throughout the United States since graduation from the University of Michigan Law School ('71) and after joining Weil Gotshal & Manges in early 1976 and afterwards during his tenure at other national firms, including Fulbright & Jaworski and as partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin et al.) and Schiff Hardin.

Mr. Lubitz frequently speaks on bankruptcy and related subjects. This includes participating as a panelist and lecturer on mediation issues in bankruptcy as part of a series organized by the New York State Bar. He has similarly served as a panelist and lecturer on fraudulent transfer issues in leveraged buyouts at seminars organized by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. He also has lectured on the American bankruptcy system at the Alsop Wilkinson Annual Insolvency Conference in London. His article on airline bankruptcies was recently published in Aviation Week & Space Technology (August 2006).


phone phone: 917-912-8228
fax fax: 212-656-1531
email Email Mr. Lubitz

CAREER

Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine;

Rosenman & Colin (partner)

Schiff Hardin (partner)

EDUCATION

University of Michigan Law School (JD) cum laude

U. Pennsylvania (Masters) (biology)

PRACTICE GROUPS

Brankruptcy Practice
Commercial Disputes

COURT ADMISSIONS

State of New York

PUBLICATIONS

Aviation Week & Space Technology (August 2006)

Representative Matters:

  •  In 2007, he led the legal team which, together with the debtor's chief restructuring officer, successfully concluded a nine-month Chapter 11 reorganization of a major worldwide supplier of specialty products to the commercial aviation industry as well as of cutting edge thermoplastic composite materials used in broad applications.

  • Mr. Lubitz also recently served as independent counsel to the audit committee of a public company to investigate certain accounting irregularities that forced the company into bankruptcy and resulted in the successful prosecution of non-director officers.

  • His experience includes the trial of a trustee's actual fraud claims resulting in a judgment exceeding $5 million.

  • Represented the Chapter 11 creditor's committee of an Internet-based media company; companies in the People's Republic of China in connection with the Kaiser Aluminum Chapter 11 cases;

  • Represented the Chapter 11 creditor's committee of an Asian asset buyer in a pending Solutia Chapter 11 case.

  • Represented the Chapter 11 creditor's committee of an insolvent public company involved in the telecommunications industry.

  • Also represented the Chapter 11 creditor's committee of entities in operating multi-location franchise food operations.

  • In pro bono matters, Mr. Lubitz represents a nonprofit theatre in a landlord's Chapter 11 case.