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Heath has been involved in numerous aspects of work-out and restructuring matters in connection with his representation of debtors, trustees/receivers, and creditors (secured/unsecured). He acted as debtor’s counsel to a destination club, failed hedge fund, and failed merchant bank. Additionally, Heath has represented various secured lenders in judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, state-court receiverships, and chapter 11 matters that included, among other issues, DIP financing and cash collateral disputes in jurisdictions across the country. Heath has also represented receivers/trustees appointed in various SEC enforcement actions and indenture/institutional trustees in trust-preferred securities insolvency proceedings. He is currently representing the contract administrator and trustee respecting a $1.4 billion issuance in the chapter 9 municipality bankruptcy of the City of Detroit, Michigan, the largest chapter 9 filing in U.S. history by debt (estimated at $18 to $20 billion).
Heath is an adjunct professor in St. John’s University School of Law bankruptcy LL.M. program, teaching a bankruptcy litigation course. He has also been published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, the Secured Lender, and the New York Law Journal.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2000||08/08/2016|
|Counsel||Drinker Biddle & Reath||2013 - Present|
|Counsel||King & Spalding||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Kaye Scholer||2002 - 2009|
|BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter||Offshore May No Longer Mean Out of Reach in Restructuring||2015|
|New York Law Journal||Preservering Pre-Petition Claims in Chaper 11 Plans: A Circuit Review||2012|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||Responsible Officers: A Possible Alternative to a Chapter 11 Trustee||2010|
|New York Law Journal||"Disclosure Rules Alter Chapter 11 Hedge Fund Strategies?"||2007|
|The Secured Lender||"Deepening Insolvency: A Cause of Action in Decline,"||2006|
|New York Law Journal||"Section 550(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: Avoiding the Avoidable?"||2006|
|Bankruptcy, St. John's University School of Law||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||2002|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Rochester||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Webcast||Exploring the Bankruptcy Code -- Section 503(b)(9)||2015|