Michael Guippone



Michael Guippone focuses his practice on bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters. He has experience representing clients in all stages of complex litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, including discovery, motions practice, trial and appeals.

Mr. Guippone served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carla E. Craig and the Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. While attending law school, he was an intern at the Legal Aid Society Manhattan Housing Court Project and a summer associate at another New York law firm.

Prior to pursuing his law degree, Mr. Guippone worked as a financial and business analyst.

Recent Highlights

Among other clients, Mr. Guippone has represented:

  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, as indenture trustee for second lien notes in the chapter 11 case of Avaya, Inc.
  • GLAS USA, as administrative agent for a €600 million PIK loan, in connection with the involuntary chapter 11 proceeding of EB Holdings (Ecobat).
  • Various banks, broker-dealers and other institutions in obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of billions of dollars in fraudulent transfer claims arising out of the Lyondell leveraged buy-out and subsequent Chapter 11 case.
  • One of the nation's leading credit scoring companies in its successful prosecution of third parties for contempt of court for violating the bankruptcy court's sale order following its acquisition of substantially all the assets of TLO LLC out of bankruptcy.
  • Delaware Trust, as the indenture trustee for, and a steering committee of holders of, bonds in the Energy XXI oil and gas chapter 11 case.
  • Lenders and bondholders in letter of credit payment priority litigation in the Delaware bankruptcy court and district court and in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, related to the chapter 11 case of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings (TCEH).

Publications & News


August 7, 2017

Time Is Money: Historical Strip Prices and Valuation in Oil & Gas Bankruptcies

Timing is key to valuation of all types and in all contexts. But in bankruptcy, valuation timing can take on heightened importance because a central element of bankruptcy involves distributing value as of a specific point in time.

Professional Activities

Mr. Guippone is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Public Service Committee.


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JD, magna cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2013, Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, Benjamin Finkel Prize for Excellence in Bankruptcy

BA, Dartmouth College, 2007

Bar Admissions

New York


The Hon. Carla E. Craig, US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2014 - 2015

The Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2013 - 2014

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