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.
Mr. Baxter has represented virtually every significant constituency in a bankruptcy case, including debtors, creditors, committees, landlords, and employees. As a result, he has the unique ability to anticipate the needs and sensitivities of opposing parties in a case. This insight often facilitates the cost-effective resolution of difficult issues.
Mr. Baxter served as the bankruptcy examiner in the Trump casinos reorganization. He was appointed the consumer privacy ombudsman in the Borders bankruptcy case to review the sale of certain intellectual property to Barnes & Noble. He serves as the Chapter 11 trustee in the Money Centers of America case.
Mr. Baxter is nationally and internationally recognized for his bankruptcy expertise. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute and a member of The American Law Institute. Mr. Baxter was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve on the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. He teaches Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization at The George Washington University Law School.