Amy represents 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, 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 also a member of the firm's Hiring Committee and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee.

Representative Client Work

Chapter 11 and Related Work
  • Represents 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 Robotics, in 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
  • Represented a national insurance company landlord-creditor in negotiation and settlement of claims against F-Squared
  • 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 Partners and 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 Airlines) 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
  • Representing 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 a banking client in construction financing for a major multifamily development in downtown Stamford, Connecticut
  • 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

  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Membership and Diversity Committee Chair
  • 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
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Diversity Task Force, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Service Unit Coordinator, Troop Leader and Lifetime Member
  • Belmont Parents of Music Students (POMS), Board Member, Secretary

Awards & Honors

  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2009-2016)

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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