Norm Rosenbaum focuses his practice on U.S. and cross-border restructurings. He regularly counsels debtors, financial institutions, and other significant stakeholders in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, workout transactions and the purchase and sale of distressed assets. He frequently represents clients in the structuring of technology licensing and development transactions, joint venture agreements, and project financing and has developed specialized expertise in the treatment of intellectual property under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Mr. Rosenbaum represents clients in a diverse array of industries, including financial services, real estate, advanced chemicals and materials, energy and natural resources, automotive, information technology, and telecommunications in a variety of complex U.S. Bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. He has represented distressed investors, secured creditors, and other major creditors in a number of Chapter 11 cases, including Apex Silver Mines, Calpine Corporation, Key3Media, Winn Dixie, Enron, and Borden Chemicals.
As an undergraduate at Binghamton University, Mr. Rosenbaum was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.Show More
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Acted as counsel to Residential Capital and its affiliates, comprising one of the largest residential real estate finance companies at the time of its chapter 11 filing, with assets and liabilities each in excess of $15 billion. The debtors’ business was comprised primarily of loan servicing and origination. Residential Capital was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2012 and the case represents the first time ever that a mortgage servicer was able to successfully continue servicing and originating mortgages in bankruptcy and be sold as a going concern.
Represented numerous intellectual property licensees, licensors, and infringement defendants in the Kodak bankruptcy case, where we fought to preserve and protect our clients’ intellectual property rights and lead an ad hoc group of similar parties. Also represented the runner-up bidder for the patent portfolio sold by Kodak in its chapter 11 case.
Represented Amalgamated Bank as secured lender in the RadLax Gateway Hotel, LLC bankruptcy. Successfully defeated, before the Seventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court, the debtors’ attempts to restrict the ability of the secured lender to credit bid in a proposed sale of the hotels pursuant to a reorganization plan.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y) Represented Tricom, S.A. and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases, which involved the restructuring of more than $700 million in bond and other loan facility debt. Tricom and its affiliates are, collectively, one of the preeminent full service providers of telecommunications services in the Dominican Republic. The cases represent the first effort to reorganize a public Dominican Republican corporation under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
We represent Sumitomo Corporation in its purchase, development, financing and operation of Minera San Cristóbal S.A., which owns and operates one of the largest silver, zinc and lead mines in the world, located high in the Andes in Southwestern Bolivia. Sumitomo purchased a portion of its interest in a pre-arranged bankruptcy sale that closed within 71 days of the debtor's bankruptcy filing.
Represented Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. in connection with their purchase of Calpine Corporation's 45% equity interest in the 525 MW Valladolid III natural gas-fired electrical power facility in Mexico. (2006)