Michael Sweet Named Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Nationwide Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department

August 28, 2020 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild is pleased to announce that Michael Sweet, a partner in the San Francisco office, has been named Chair of the firm’s nationwide Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department.

“Our Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department has grown significantly over the past decade into a robust nationwide team that guides clients of all sizes through fiscal challenges. Michael has a sound and solid reputation within our firm and beyond as a fearless leader and passionate advocate for his clients,” said Mark L. Morris, Fox’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “We look forward to him infusing our nationwide team of bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys with the same energy, enthusiasm and collegiality with which he co-leads our Israel Practice.”

In practice for more than 20 years, Sweet is an experienced litigator and bankruptcy attorney who achieves results for his clients by combining collaborative negotiating skills with a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach to dispute resolution and litigation. He has developed a reputation for efficiency and his ability to find creative solutions to seemingly intractable disputes. Sweet is a part of the firm’s national creditors’ committee practice, recently having been named committee counsel in the cases of Comcar Industries, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del) and Remington Outdoor Company (Bankr. N.D. Ala.). He is among California’s most experienced Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy attorneys.  He has been quoted on the subject by national news outlets, including The New York Times, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, among others. Sweet currently serves as President of the San Francisco Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, is on the Executive Board of the California Bankruptcy Forum and is a Member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

“As so many companies struggle with unprecedented financial challenges during this pandemic, they are seeking creative and solution-focused legal guidance, and our team provides that. With about 50 bankruptcy attorneys nationwide, we are positioned to handle the most complex and intricate issues involving bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring,” said Sweet. “In nearly every industry, our team has a proven track record of devising strategies to assist and relieve distressed businesses.”

Sweet takes over leadership of the Fox’s Bankruptcy Department from Robert Fishman and Brian Shaw.