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Michael St. Patrick Baxter

Senior Counsel
Michael Baxter

Michael St. Patrick Baxter solves problems for clients involved in insolvency or bankruptcy situations. He does this effectively because of more than 30 years' experience helping clients solve their most difficult problems. He has successfully counseled clients in structuring transactions involving financially troubled companies, and has represented clients in workouts and debt restructurings. He is often consulted on issues involving agreements with distressed companies, including joint-venture, research-collaboration, and intellectual property agreements.

  • Money Centers of America. Appointed Chapter 11 Trustee of this cash-access company.
  • Performance Sports Group. Appointed the consumer privacy ombudsman to review the sale of personally identifiable information. 
  • Ahern Rentals. Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors.
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts. Appointed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy examiner to investigate the role of Donald Trump in the Debtor’s plan of reorganization.
  • Borders. Appointed the consumer privacy ombudsman to review the sale of personally identifiable information.
  • Congoleum Corporation. Successfully represented Congoleum as insurance counsel in its Chapter 11 reorganization to resolve its asbestos liabilities.   
  • Chrysler and General Motors. Successfully represented Union Pacific Railroad as a creditor in these bankruptcy cases.
  • Railpower Hybrid Technologies. Successfully represented Union Pacific Railroad as the largest creditor in this Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy case.
  • Chemtura. Successfully represented one of the largest shareholders and a member of the official equity committee.
  • Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. Appointed post-bankruptcy claims administrator.
  • Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. Successfully represented the purchaser in the bankruptcy sale of the Debtor's railroad assets.
  • World Egg Bank. Appointed the consumer privacy ombudsman to review the bankruptcy sale of the Debtor's donor eggs and medical records.
  • Pathnet Telecommunications. Successfully represented the Debtor in its Chapter 11 liquidation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, Member (appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States) (2008-2014)    
  • The George Washington University Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Council, Member (2011-2015)
  • American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Editorial Advisory Board (2012-2014)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee, Past Chair
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee
  • The American Law Institute, Member
  • International Insolvency Institute, Founding Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • The George Washington University Law School 2009 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Legal 500 US
  • Washingtonian's "30 Stars of the Bar"
  • Washingtonian's "Top Lawyers"
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
  • Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers