Biography

Steven B. Smith focuses his practice on complex corporate restructuring, liquidations and bankruptcy litigation, including in-court Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 cases and out-of-court workouts. He has extensive experience representing distressed debt investors, bondholders, official and ad-hoc creditor committees, administrative and collateral agents, indenture trustees, stalking horse and other asset purchasers, trade and tort claimants, and other significant parties-in-interest in a variety of jurisdictions across the United States.

Steve is also experienced in the analysis of true sale, non-consolidation, and bankruptcy remoteness principles in opinion and related contexts and has lectured on the topic on numerous occasions.

Steve played an active role in the following reported decisions:

  • Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Fund v. Wasco, Inc., 2015 WL 9459945 (M.D. Tenn. 2015)
  • In re TS Employment, Inc., 2015 WL 4940348 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • In re Intermet Corp., 2009 WL 2868749 (Bankr. D.Del. 2009)
  • In re XO Communications, Inc., 2008 WL 4587118 (C.A.2 (N.Y.) 2008)
  • In re Whitehall Jewelers Holdings, Inc., 2008 WL 2951974 (Bankr. D.Del. 2008)
  • Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin v. High River Limited Partnership, 369 B.R. 111 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
  • In re Muscletech Research and Development, Inc., (2006), 19 C.B.R. (5TH) 57 (Canada)
  • In re Ad Hoc Committee of Tort Victims, 327 B.R. 138 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • In re XO Communications, Inc., 323 B.R. 330 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • In re XO Communications, Inc., 330 B.R. 394 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • In re Exide Technologies, Inc., 299 B.R. 732 (Bankr. D. Del. 2003)

While in law school, Steve served as a judicial intern to Chief Judge William H. Gindin of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Memberships & Associations

  • New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project Steering Committee
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee
  • UJA Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group Next Generation Committee
  • Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Steering Committee
  • Board of Editors, The Bankruptcy Strategist
  • Member, Strafford Bankruptcy Law Advisory Board
  • Master, The Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute