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Craig Wolfe is a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's New York office.


Areas of Practice

Mr. Wolfe's practice focuses on representing debtors, creditors' committees, individual creditors, lenders, purchasers of assets and indenture trustees in complex Chapter 9, Chapter 11, Chapter 15, and cross-border insolvency cases and out-of-court workouts. He has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy law.


Mr. Wolfe regularly represents creditors' committees in the bankruptcies of companies in various industries, including the maritime, shipping, shipbuilding and offshore petroleum industries. Mr. Wolfe, who was the CEO of a maritime company for more than a decade, has recently served as counsel to the official committees of unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy cases of TMT Shipping (Houston), B+H Ocean Carriers (New York), U.S. Shipping (New York), Derecktor Shipyards (Connecticut), Hawaii Superferry (Delaware), and Bender Shipbuilding (Alabama). Mr. Wolfe also represented the proposed official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 9 bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama.


He also represents chapter 11 debtors and has served as debtor's counsel for companies such as Contessa Premium Foods, Wamaco, Owens Corning, Horizon PCS, Federal Mogul, Imagyn Medical Technologies, Aragon Engineering and the Everyday convenience store chain.


Mr. Wolfe further represents individual clients in the petroleum trading, offshore oil, pipeline, maritime, shipbuilding, food manufacturing, chemical, aircraft steel, publishing, retail, manufacturing and printing industries.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Agreements: 50%
  2. Chapter 11: 50%

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Contact info

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

30 Rockefeller Plz Fl 39
New York, NY, 10112-2201


DCActive 200611/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Transaction of the Year - Mid-Size - Contessa Premium FoodsTurnaround Management Association2012
Recommended for Corporate RestructuringUS Legal 5002012
Recommended for Corporate RestructuringUS Legal 5002010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKelley Drye & Warren, LLP2006 - 2014
AttorneySidley Austin LLP1998 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bender ShipbuildingChapter 11 plan confirmed and creditors received distributions on their claims.
U.S. Shipping PartnersChapter 11 plan confirmed and creditors received distributions on their claims.
Hawaii SuperferryChapter 11 plan confirmed and creditors received distributions on their claims.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/AN/A
Yale Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A