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Matthew G. Roseman heads the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights department. He represents debtors, secured creditors, landlords and acquirers of assets in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. Over his years of practice, Matthew has advised debtors and creditors in corporate reorganizations involving both public corporations and privately held businesses, and he has successfully argued a case of the first impression before the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit involving an issue of the bankruptcy procedure. Matthew also has particular experience representing construction companies and contractors in bankruptcy proceedings and workouts, and he regularly provides True Sale, Safe Harbor and Non-Consolidation opinion letters in complex commercial transactions.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Secured Lenders in Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Restructuring/Workout of commercial loans
  • Select Debtor representations in Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Acquisition of assets from Bankruptcy estates
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Commercial Loan
  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Practice Areas



  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1988
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1985

Representative Experience


  • KBC Bank- Exelco N.V., USBC Del (2017). Secured lender
  • ACF Finco LP I- Southworth Company, USBC Mass Western Division (2017). Secured lender
  • Senior Secured Lender- Heritage Green Development, LLC, USBC SDNY (2017).
  • Senior Secured Lender Carteret Arms LLC, USBC DNJ (2009).
  • Senior Secured Lender 15-0035 Hempstead Properties LLC USBC DNJ (2010).


  • In re Grace Industries, Inc. (Lead counsel in Chapter 11 proceeding of major heavy construction company in which over $500,000,000 of claims were administered).
  • In re Metropelx on the Atlantic.
  • In re Global Container Lines, Ltd.
  • Represented purchaser of the Oakdale campus of Dowling College out of the college’s bankruptcy estate.
  • The College of New Rochelle (Bankr. SDNY 2019)

Professional and Community Activities

  • General Counsel and Board Member, Turn Around Management Association, 2010—Present
  • Member, Huntington Lawyers Club, 1990—Present
  • President, Huntington Lawyers Club, 1994
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2006—Present
  • Member, Alumni Parent Admission Program, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016—Present
  • Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University School of Law, 2024—Present

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