Lorenzo Marinuzzi specializes in the representation of debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy cases, workouts, and litigation throughout the country. His cases have spanned a number of industries, including airline and cargo transportation, mortgage origination and servicing, retail, banking and finance, energy, telecommunications, and oil and gas.
Mr. Marinuzzi’s recently concluded engagements include representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Mesa Air Group, Inc., et al. in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Hawaiian Telcom restructuring, advising the State of Alaska in the bankruptcy case of Pacific Energy Resources Ltd., and representing the Distribution Trustee of the FLYi & Independence Air Distribution Trust. Mr. Marinuzzi currently represents Residential Capital, LLC, et. al, as debtors in possession, Louis J. Freeh, as Chapter 11 Trustee of MF Global Holdings Ltd., the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Pinnacle Airlines cases, Richemont North America, Inc. on general bankruptcy matters and numerous financial institutions in the bankruptcy proceedings of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., and the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc. under the Securities Investor Protection Act.
Mr. Marinuzzi was designated by Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer in 2007 and 2011. Chambers USA 2012 recommends him as a “practical and smart” lawyer, who “is very effective in convincing clients when it’s time to make a deal.” He is also recommended in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 US, where he is noted for doing “an unbelievably good job in managing complex cases” and is ranked in The Deal’s Top Bankruptcy Lawyers, by volume (U.S. only) (Second Quarter, 2012). Mr. Marinuzzi received his B.A. from Fordham University in 1993 and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1996. While earning his law degree at Fordham, he was a staff member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.