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Mr. Schmidt has represented numerous official creditor committees, bondholders, financial institutions and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring since 1989.

Recent representations for which he has had primary or significant responsibility include: Toys “R” Us (official creditors’ committee); General Motors (official creditors’ committee); Chrysler LLC (official creditors’ committee); Cooper-Standard Holdings (official creditors’ committee); Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (official creditors’ committee); Patriot Coal (official creditors’ committee); Silicon Graphics (senior bank group); Recycled Paper Greetings (senior bank group); BearingPoint (Deloitte LLP as purchaser); Ascendia Brands, Inc. (debtor); Malden Mills, Inc. (debtor); Berry Hill Galleries, Inc. (debtor); Leap Wireless International (official creditors’ committee); Elite Model Management (debtor); Grace Industries, Inc. (official creditors’ committee); Omni Facilities (official creditors’ committee); Micro Warehouse, Inc. (debtor); Adelphia Business Solutions (official creditors’ committee); Nationwide Furniture (bank group); Big City Radio (bondholder group); MEDIQ Incorporated (bank group); Vlasic Foods International (official creditors’ committee); DeGeorge Financial Corporation (official creditors’ committee); Ponderosa Fibres of Pennsylvania (bondholder group); Edison Brothers, Inc. (official creditors’ committee); The Wiz, Inc. (debtor); and SLM International (official creditors’ committee). Mr. Schmidt also played a significant role on behalf of official committees in the chapter 11 cases of Dow Corning Corporation, Financial News Network, Arco Distributing, Brentano’s Stores, Packaging Industries and Eastern Airlines. Mr. Schmidt also represents landlords, indenture trustees, individual secured and unsecured creditors and acquirors of assets from distressed or bankrupt entities.

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence and Antitrust
  • Jerome Prince Evidence Award
B.S., Fordham University, 1983
New York, 1990
New Jersey, 1989
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1991
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York, 1991
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    -Thomson Reuters' New York Super Lawyers (2009-2012, 2016)
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    -Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    -The New York County Lawyers' Association
    -The Turnaround Management Association
    -President-Elect, Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association