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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.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 60%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Corporate: 10%



Hourly ($650/hour)

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

1177 Avenue of the Americas
41st Floor
New York, NY, 10036


NYCurrently registered 200303/07/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CounselDrinker Biddle & Reath2013 - Present
CounselKing & Spalding2009 - 2012
AssociateKaye Scholer2002 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
BNA Bankruptcy Law ReporterOffshore May No Longer Mean Out of Reach in Restructuring2015
New York Law JournalPreservering Pre-Petition Claims in Chaper 11 Plans: A Circuit Review2012
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalResponsible Officers: A Possible Alternative to a Chapter 11 Trustee2010
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2002
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of RochesterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebcastExploring the Bankruptcy Code -- Section 503(b)(9)2015