Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin

Associate

New York, (212) 336-4128

Education

University of Florida (B.A., 2004)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

New York

Samantha Martin is an associate in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group of the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Martin’s practice focuses on the representation of chapter 11 debtors, official committees, and other parties in interest in complex chapter 11 proceedings. Ms. Martin also has advised foreign representatives in chapter 15 recognition proceedings.

Ms. Martin currently serves as co-chair of the NY Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and co-chair of the Morrison & Foerster New York Women’s Affinity Group. Ms. Martin also is a member of Class IV of the International Insolvency Institute NextGen Program.

Ms. Martin received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she received a Jacob Burns Medal and served as Managing Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. Ms. Martin is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

In re SunEdison, Inc.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Special counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
In re Walter Energy Inc., et al.
(Bankr. N.D. Ala.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates. Walter, a major producer of metallurgical coal, struggled as a result of the precipitous fall in the price of metallurgical coal in recent years and eventually was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in July 2015 in an effort to restructure its more than $3.1 billion in debt.
In re HOVENSA LLC
(Bankr. D.V.I.) Counsel to HOVENSA LLC, once owner of one of the ten largest oil refineries in the world, in its chapter 11 case. At the time of its bankruptcy filing, HOVENSA had approximately $2 billion of prepetition indebtedness, exclusive of significant legacy liabilities primarily in the form of environmental obligations, pension obligations, and retiree benefits.
In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of TCEH unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2014. This is the 10th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history with the debtors holding approximately $40 billion in debt.
In re Residential Capital, LLC, et al.
(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.
In re Global Aviation Holdings Inc., et al.
Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of In re Global Aviation Holdings Inc., et al.
In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of the Los Angeles Dodgers in its chapter 11 bankruptcy. A plan of reorganization was confirmed by the bankruptcy court on April 13, 2012, pursuant to which the baseball team was sold for a record $2 billion. Unsecured creditors received a 100% cash recovery under the plan, in what is the largest and most successful restructuring of a sports franchise in U.S. history.
In re Fairfield Residential LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Fairfield Residential LLC, a large multi-family and low income housing developer and property manager, in its chapter 11 reorganization. Currently represent the FFR Trust, the liquidating trust that was formed post-petition to liquidate the debtors’ remaining assets, resolve claims, and facilitate distributions to creditors.
In re Extended Stay Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the largest creditor in Extended Stay Inc.’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, with over $1.5 billion of exposure. Lead counsel for a group of mezzanine lenders owing $3.3 billion by the debtors in the case, seeking and winning dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the litigation trustee. Extended Stay is the largest bankruptcy filing in the history of the hospitality industry with nearly $8 billion in debt.
In re Electroglas, Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of Electroglas, a provider of automated probing technologies, in Chapter 11 proceedings involving the successful sale of its business and liquidation of foreign subsidiaries.
In re Qimonda AG
(Bankr. E.D. Va.) Representation of semiconductor company Qimonda AG in its chapter 15 bankruptcy case.
Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the State of Alaska in the bankruptcy case of Pacific Energy Resources in a challenging sale process highlighting public safety concerns of the State.
In re SunEdison, Inc.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Special counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
In re Walter Energy Inc., et al.
(Bankr. N.D. Ala.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates. Walter, a major producer of metallurgical coal, struggled as a result of the precipitous fall in the price of metallurgical coal in recent years and eventually was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in July 2015 in an effort to restructure its more than $3.1 billion in debt.
In re HOVENSA LLC
(Bankr. D.V.I.) Counsel to HOVENSA LLC, once owner of one of the ten largest oil refineries in the world, in its chapter 11 case. At the time of its bankruptcy filing, HOVENSA had approximately $2 billion of prepetition indebtedness, exclusive of significant legacy liabilities primarily in the form of environmental obligations, pension obligations, and retiree benefits.
In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of TCEH unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2014. This is the 10th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history with the debtors holding approximately $40 billion in debt.
In re Residential Capital, LLC, et al.
(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.
In re Global Aviation Holdings Inc., et al.
Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of In re Global Aviation Holdings Inc., et al.
In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of the Los Angeles Dodgers in its chapter 11 bankruptcy. A plan of reorganization was confirmed by the bankruptcy court on April 13, 2012, pursuant to which the baseball team was sold for a record $2 billion. Unsecured creditors received a 100% cash recovery under the plan, in what is the largest and most successful restructuring of a sports franchise in U.S. history.
In re Fairfield Residential LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Fairfield Residential LLC, a large multi-family and low income housing developer and property manager, in its chapter 11 reorganization. Currently represent the FFR Trust, the liquidating trust that was formed post-petition to liquidate the debtors’ remaining assets, resolve claims, and facilitate distributions to creditors.
In re Extended Stay Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the largest creditor in Extended Stay Inc.’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, with over $1.5 billion of exposure. Lead counsel for a group of mezzanine lenders owing $3.3 billion by the debtors in the case, seeking and winning dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the litigation trustee. Extended Stay is the largest bankruptcy filing in the history of the hospitality industry with nearly $8 billion in debt.
In re Electroglas, Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of Electroglas, a provider of automated probing technologies, in Chapter 11 proceedings involving the successful sale of its business and liquidation of foreign subsidiaries.
In re Qimonda AG
(Bankr. E.D. Va.) Representation of semiconductor company Qimonda AG in its chapter 15 bankruptcy case.
Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the State of Alaska in the bankruptcy case of Pacific Energy Resources in a challenging sale process highlighting public safety concerns of the State.

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