Amy represents borrower and creditor clients in all aspects of distressed transactions, complex bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Amy’s practice includes a focus in the area of corporate trust, and she has experience representing indenture trustees, agents, collateral trustees, bondholders, lenders and investors in a wide range of complex asset-backed and unsecured financings and corporate debt restructurings, both inside and outside of Chapter 11. Amy has provided advice to clients across numerous industries, including retail, transportation, senior housing and hospital, recreation, real estate, insurance, clean and alternative energy, municipal distress, mining, military housing, financial services, medical devices and intellectual property.

Equally comfortable as both a bankruptcy lawyer and a transactional lawyer, Amy has specialized experience negotiating aircraft sales and leases for business, personal and commercial aviation clients and with public and private asset securitizations, real estate project financings and other structured transactions.  Amy regularly advises secured lenders on perfection and remedial issues under the UCC and provides non-consolidation opinions, true lease opinions and true sale opinions on behalf of bankruptcy-remote, special purpose entities. Amy is the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group Leader and also a member of the firm's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee.

Representative Client Work

Chapter 11 and Related Work
  • Lead Counsel in representation of the First Lien Agent with respect to $900 million in secured loans in connection with the Chapter 11 filings of issuer Covia Holdings Corporation, including representation of Agent under exit facility
  • Representation of prepetition secured lender, DIP Lender and stalking horse bidder Digiatech, LLC, in section 363 purchase of substantially all assets of Knotel Inc. and its debtor subsidiaries out of chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Representation of Escalante Golf and its designated affiliates, in the successful purchase of assets of Chapter 11 debtors The International Golf Club, Arklow Limited Partnership and Wealyn, LLC consummated under a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation of the three debtor entities
  • Represented the Term Loan Administrative Agent and Collateral Trustee with respect to nearly $1 billion in secured loans in connection with the Chapter 11 filings of issuer Foresight Energy, certain of its affiliates and its parent company, Murray Energy Corporation
  • Represented Administrative Agent with respect to $300 million in unsecured loans and as a member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with Chapter 11 filings of issuer Nine West Holdings, et al.
  • Represented the successful purchaser of patent and intellectual property portfolio of drone company, Lily Roboticsin a Section 363 sale
  • Represented the bond trustee with respect to certain municipal development revenue bonds in connection with the Chapter 11 filing of Hebrew Hospital Senior Housing
  • Representation of Indenture Trustee with respect to public debt in the Chapter 15 case of Mexican glassmaker, Vitro SAB de CV, including representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Represented a national banking association in its capacity as Indenture Trustee, Owner Trustee, and Collateral Trustee with respect to the Chapter 11 proceedings of American Airlines
  • Represented a national banking association in its capacity as Indenture Trustee, Owner Trustee, and Collateral Trustee with respect to the Chapter 11 proceedings of General Motors
  • Represented secured lender in Chapter 11 proceedings of sports complex owner and operator, Event Partnersand Amesbury Sports Park and negotiated secured lender property purchase transaction
  • Represented national banking association in its capacity as Indenture Trustee, Owner Trustee, and Collateral Trustee with respect to the Chapter 11 proceedings of Northwest Airlines(now Delta Air Lines) and United Airlines; lead transactional counsel in restructuring of debt and leases of more than 400 aircraft transactions financed with a combination of public and privately-held debt
Out-of-Court Workout/Restructuring
  • Represented First Lien Agent and Collateral Trustee in restructuring of $20 million in defaulted loans of cannabis company borrower
  • Represented a real estate and energy company group in the workout of more than $300 million in defaulted loans secured by personal guarantees
  • Represented a national insurance company with respect to the forbearance and ultimate workout of a $17 million defaulted senior loan
Corporate Trust, Finance and Real Estate Work
  • Serves as regular counsel to institutional and corporate trustees in equipment finance transactions involving “healthy side” aircraft portfolios leased to Federal Express, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and others
  • Represented lender in financing of 15-acre mixed-use project on the Allston-Brighton border
  • Represented first lien agent and collateral agent in $2 billion securitization transaction
  • Represented national insurance company in disposition of railcar portfolio
  • Represented national insurance company in sale of 757 aircraft portfolio to United Airlines

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude with distinction, Boston University

Community Engagement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Conference Advisory Board
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), 2021 Conference Education Committee
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Local Rules Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Town-Wide Service Unit Coordinator, Troop Leader and Lifetime Member

Awards & Honors

  • Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2022)
  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Workout (2021, 2022)
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2009-2016)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2022)
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer (2020, 2022)

Seminars & Presentations

  • Lecturer in law, Boston University School of Law, First-Year Legal Writing Program (2011-2014)
  • "The Outlook for Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales Following Chrysler and GM," Boston Bar Association (October 13, 2009)
  • "Fundamentals of Loan Workouts," presenter, MIT Center for Real Estate’s Professional Development Institute’s Cornerstone Course (March 27, 2009)  

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