Biography

Brian Guiney is Counsel in the firm's Business Reorganization and Creditors' Rights department. His practice is devoted to helping clients navigate all aspects of financial distress. Brian’s work in this area spans an array of sectors, including health care and hospitals, retail, real estate, municipal finance, banking, automotive, and manufacturing. Brian regularly advises and represents debtors and creditors in proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code. He has represented official committees, financial institutions, indenture trustees, trade creditors, and landlords in connection with Chapter 7 liquidations, Chapter 11 reorganizations, and ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15. And, working in tandem with the Firm’s nationally recognized Law Firm Defense group, Brian has counseled law firms that are the target of litigation in Bankruptcy Court. Brian also helps clients with other insolvency matters including bank seizures, broker-dealer failures, insolvency proceedings before foreign tribunals, state receiverships, workouts, and out of court restructurings.

Representative Matters

Represent one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical, consumer health, and medical device manufacturers as a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide.

Represented a national firm sued by a debtor in bankruptcy for malpractice, in which the Firm obtained withdrawal of the reference and transfer to a district court in another jurisdiction.

Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of multi-state real estate developer with liabilities in excess of a billion dollars.

Represented large foreign investor in connection with a proceeding commenced against a failed broker-dealer under the Securities Investor Protection Act.

Represented indenture trustee for more than a billion dollars of senior subordinated debt of a bank holding company in Chapter 11 following the FDIC’s seizure of its failed bank.

Represented large institutional investor in litigation regarding the payment obligations of a distressed structured investment vehicle.

Represented a commercial landlord in connection with sale of tenant’s hospital pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Representing one of the nation’s largest cable and telecommunications companies in all aspects of its Chapter 11 reorganization.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
  • Massachusetts