Matt focuses on chapter 11 business bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, reorganization, and restructuring.

He represents international, national and regional clients, including debtors, official and ad hoc committees, asset purchasers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, petitioning creditors in involuntary bankruptcy filings, and other parties in interest.

His experience includes in- and out-of-court restructuring transactions for publicly-traded and private companies, and he has represented clients in bankruptcy litigation and appeals, as well as commercial litigation.  Matt also has substantial experience representing debtors, foreign representatives, and others in cross-border cases.

Matt devotes a portion of his time to pro bono matters, such as serving as an attorney guardian ad litem in the Family Court for the State of Delaware.  He is also a volunteer attorney for the Federal Civil Panel of the US District Court for the District of Delaware.

In 2017, Matt participated in the renowned National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program.  Each year, the NCBJ NextGen program selects forty “up-and-coming” bankruptcy practitioners “who show the potential to distinguish themselves in future years as highly respected members of the bankruptcy bar.” 

In 2017, Matt also was one of eight attorneys selected for the Bankruptcy Trial Practice Seminar sponsored by the US District Court for the District of Delaware and the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The seminar included court practicum sessions before the judges of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, as well as a speaker series led by the judges and nationally recognized bankruptcy professionals.

Experience

Represented reinsurance company in complex, cross-border bankruptcy recapitalization and reorganization cases, successfully addressing a host of novel issues. Scottish Holdings Inc.

Represented prepetition lender, DIP lender, and stalking horse purchaser in chapter 11 cases of specialty pharmaceutical company. Sancilio Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc.

Represented debtors and foreign representative in cross-border chapter 15 cases and asset sales. RCR International Inc.

Represented litigation counterparty in successfully obtaining dismissal of chapter 11 case of Searchmetrics, Inc. Searchmetrics Inc.

Represented Terminal Investment Limited S.à r.l. in cross-border acquisition from Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. of a controlling stake in Total Terminals International, owner/operator of port terminal assets on the U.S. West Coast. Hanjin Shipping Co.

Bankruptcy co-counsel and conflicts counsel to offshore oil drilling and jack-up rig operator in contested chapter 11 wind-down. Hercules Offshore, Inc. II

Co-counsel to debtor in successful reorganization and recapitalization of specialty biopharmaceutical company. KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Represented midstream services provider in chapter 11 cases of Magnum Hunter Resources, including successfully opposing rejection of midstream services agreement. Magnum Hunter Resources

Bankruptcy co-counsel to offshore drilling and jack-up rig operator in prepackaged chapter 11 cases. Hercules Offshore, Inc.

Represented specialty robotics company in successfully confirming a plan of reorganization and in related litigation. Seegrid Corporation

Member of a team that represented the debtors and the post-confirmation liquidation trust in the chapter 11 cases of Rouge Steel, a vertically integrated U.S. steel manufacturer. Rouge Steel

Represented manufacturer and distributor of specialty coffees and teas in successful chapter 11 reorganization and recapitalization. Javo Beverage Company, Inc.

Involved in successfully representing North American natural gas and oil acquisition, development and production company in chapter 11 reorganization. Teton Energy Corp.

Member of a team that counseled the Official Committee of Syms Corp. Equity Security Holders in the chapter 11 cases of Filene’s Basement, LLC and Syms Corp., regional off-price, high-end clothing retailers. Filene’s Basement LLC (Syms Corp.) 

Served as a co-counsel to Manistique Papers, Inc., a premier North American producer of 100% recycled fiber specialty papers, in its chapter 11 case. Manistique Papers, Inc.

Member of team that served as Delaware counsel to chapter 11 debtor, Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, in obtaining access to judicial records in twelve asbestos-related bankruptcy cases. Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC

News & Insights

  • Article, Global Restructuring Review, The Art of the Pre-Pack, 01.2020

    Morris Nichols partners Robert J. Dehney and Matthew B. Harvey co-authored a book chapter, “Seeing the Future: The Case of Seegrid Corporation” in Global Restructuring Review’s new book The Art of the Pre-Pack.

Professional & Civic

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Delaware Family Court (guardian ad litem)

Delaware State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)

Federal Civil Panel, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (volunteer attorney, 2015-present)

Turnaround Management Association

US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Local Rules Committee

Education

Boston College Law School, JD, 2008
Duberstein National Bankruptcy Memorial Moot Court

Florida State University, BA, English Literature, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2005

Admissions

  • Delaware, 2008
  • Maine, 2013
  • US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2009
  • US District Court for the District of Maine, 2013
  • US Supreme Court, 2019

Matt participated in the renowned National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program and he was one of eight attorneys selected for the prestigious Delaware Bankruptcy Trial Practice Seminar.

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