NEW YORK – Following on the arrival of two veteran insolvency and restructuring professionals in San Francisco, Pillsbury continues to execute on its growth plan for the practice by bringing Insolvency & Restructuring partners John Pintarelli and Patrick Fitzmaurice to the firm’s New York office. Fitzmaurice was previously with Troutman Sanders, while Pintarelli was at Morrison & Foerster.
In April, the firm brought in Joshua Morse, who joined as a partner from DLA Piper, and Jonathan Doolittle, who joined as senior counsel from Reed Smith, both in San Francisco.
“With the arrival of Josh and Jon in April and now Patrick and John in New York, we continue to make good on the plan we embarked on a year and a half ago to expand our insolvency and restructuring offerings nationwide,” said Leo Crowley, head of Pillsbury’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice. “These were not short-term reactions to the COVID-19 crisis but rather a long-term play to build out our client offerings.”
Fiztmaurice represents lenders and creditors in workouts, restructurings, litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has specific experience working with investment banks and other financial institutions to resolve matters involving derivative contracts and other complex assets. Patrick also represents clients in connection with fraudulent transfer and other types of avoidance litigation. Additionally, Fitzmaurice has extensive experience in distressed real estate, including commercial mortgage foreclosures under New York law, and has a significant Korea-related transactional practice which fits nicely with Pillsbury’s existing Korea practice.
“I was attracted to Pillsbury’s collaborative and innovative culture,” Fitzmaurice noted. “I look forward to contributing not only to the firm’s insolvency and restructuring practice, but also to the firm’s litigation and real estate practice.”
Pintarelli represents debtors and creditors in complex domestic and international bankruptcy and insolvency matters, including judicial and out-of-court restructurings. He also represents banks, investors, and lenders in the structuring of debtor-in-possession and exit financings, loan restructurings, asset sales and acquisitions, and other aspects of bankruptcy cases. His practice includes the representation of foreign liquidators and administrators in cross-border insolvency proceedings and chapter 15 cases. He also handles 363 sales and distressed acquisitions, and the termination and valuation of derivative securities. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Pintarelli spent 13 years as a banker at The Bank of New York focusing on international issues.
“I see Pillsbury’s expanding insolvency and restructuring group as an engine of growth for the firm, which is very appealing to me,” Pintarelli said. “I look forward to engaging deeply with the firm’s well-honed cross-selling platform.”
Pillsbury’s Insolvency & Restructuring lawyers represent clients in all aspects of restructurings, both in and out of court. Their innovative approaches have won numerous external awards and recognition. The clientele they serve includes banks and other financial institutions, funds, debtors and borrowers, indenture trustees, distressed investors, as well as owners and executives of companies undergoing restructuring and acquirers of distressed companies and assets.