Neil S. Begley practices in the areas of business reorganization and distressed debt and claims trading. He serves both buy-side and sell-side as counsel in distressed investing transactions.

Representations

Represents private equity firms, investment funds and financial institutions as investors and exiting creditors in distressed acquisitions and corporate restructurings, including advising on loan-to-own strategies, distressed asset sales and DIP financing.

Represents investment funds as buyers and sellers of distressed loans, bankruptcy claims, post-restructuring equity and other distressed investment products.

Publications

“Beware the ‘Meridian Sunrise’ — District Court Rules Investment Funds Are Not ‘Financial Institutions’ Under Loan Transfer Restrictions,” SRZ Client Alert, May 2, 2014 (co-author); republished in The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog , May 20, 2014

“Fifth Circuit Upholds ‘Absurd’ Cramdown Interest Rate,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2013 (co-author)

“District Court Upholds Future Claimants’ Due Process Rights Against Broad Releases in Section 363 Sale Order,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, May/June 2012 (co-author)

SRZ Distressed Debt & Claims Trading Developments Newsletter, Spring 2012 (co-author)

“District Court Upholds Future Claimants’ Due Process Rights Against Broad Releases in Section 363 Sale Order,” SRZ Client Alert, April 4, 2012 (co-author)

“LBIE Update — UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision Expanding Client Money Pool Scope and Eligibility,” SRZ Client Alert, March 1, 2012 (co-author)

“Bankruptcy Claims Trading Orders: Who Is Watching,” Bankruptcy Law360, Aug. 29, 2011 (contributor)

SRZ Distressed Debt & Claims Trading Developments Newsletter, Summer 2011 (contributor)

Speaking Engagements

“Overview of European Claims Trading,” SRZ European Bank Debt and Claims Trading Seminar, New York, May 2014

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
  • Emerging Markets Trade Association
  • The Loan Syndications and Trading Association
  • Loan Market Association

Prior Experience

  • FCIA Management Company Inc., a subsidiary of American Financial Group
    • Assistant Vice President and Officer; credit default and sovereign risk underwriter
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia    
    • Legal Intern for the Honorable Stephen S. Mitchell