LPGM
Partner

Michael T. Conway

Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Commercial Litigation, Franchise and Distribution, IP Litigation, Special Assets, Workouts and Distressed Real Estate, Securities and Financial Services Litigation

212-784-2404

Michael Conway represents businesses and financial institutions in matters related to bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, business litigation and special asset recovery, commercial litigation, franchise law, intellectual property disputes and real estate. He holds a license to practice law before the state courts of New York, Connecticut and California. He is also qualified to appear before federal courts in several different states, various appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael has over 30 years of legal experience, has tried over one hundred and twenty cases in various states, and has litigated matters venued in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Michael recently obtained a $75 million jury verdict for one of his distribution clients after this overseas manufacturer was the victim of fraud by its North American distributor. He has successfully represented major institutions in “bet the company” litigations, obtaining dismissals of numerous matters including a securities class action seeking to recover $186 billion under an “improper cash sweep” theory and a mortgage-backed securities action seeking approximately $1.8 billion for alleged underwriting deficiencies.

Along with his law practice, Michael maintains relationships with his peers within the legal profession and serves his legal community in many ways. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, as well as the New York City Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association New York City Chapter and Connecticut Chapter. Michael is a chapter author of the American Bar Association’s The Bankruptcy Handbook for Franchisors and Franchisees, the only full-length book substantively analyzing the intersections of bankruptcy and franchise law.

Distinctions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Insurance Law
  • Charles H. Babcock Scholarship Award

Representative Published Opinions

  • Wheel Recovery Sys., LLC v. Nichols, No. 322CV00342DCLCDCP, 2023 WL 6280190 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 26, 2023)
  • Subway International, B.V. v. Subway Russia Franchising Company, LLC, 2021 WL 5830651 (S.D.N.Y., 2021);
  • Tapmasters Hoboken, LLC v. Blackrock Millwork Company, LLC, 621 B.R. 580 (Bkrtcy.S.D.N.Y., 2020);
  • Cont’l Indus. Grp., Inc. v. Altunkilic, 788 Fed. Appx. 37, 39 (2d Cir. 2019);
  • Maiden Lane Hospitality Group LLC v. Beck, et al., 2019 WL 2417253 (S.D.N.Y., 2019)
  • Reflex Media, Inc. v. Apiriliaco, 745 F. App’x14 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • World of Beer Franchising, Inc. v. MWB Dev. I, LLC al, 711 F. App’x561 (11th Cir. 2017);
  • Moses v. Revlon Inc.,2016 WL 4371744 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2016), aff’d, 691 F. App’x 16 (2d Cir. 2017);
  • In re USA United Fleet, Inc., 2016 WL 5400399 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2016);
  • In re Lyondell Chem. Co., 554 B.R. 655 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016);
  • Bongiovanni v. Grubin, 2016 WL 4059349 (E.D.N.Y. July 28, 2016);
  • In re Koper, 552 B.R. 208 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2016);
  • Cont’l Indus. Grp., Inc. v. Altunkilic, 633 F. App’x61 (2d Cir. 2016);
  • Voll v. Dunn, 2014 WL 7461644 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 10, 2014);
  • S. Bank Nat. Ass’nv Greenpoint Mortg. Funding, Inc., 34 Misc 3d 1231(A) (Sup Ct 2012) affd, U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n v GreenPoint Mortg. Funding, Inc., 105 AD3d 639, 965 NYS2d 401 (1st Dep’t. 2013) lv to appeal denied, 22 NY3d 863, 983 NYS2d 494 (2014)
  • In re M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc., 480 BR 480 (SDNY 2012) affd, 541 Fed Appx 55 (2d Cir 2013)
  • Jurgensen v. Felix Storch, Inc.,12 CIV. 1201 KBF, 2012 WL 2354247 (SDNY June 14, 2012)
  • Gehron v. Best Reward Credit Union, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26414, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P96239 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 15, 2011)
  • Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.(In re M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc.), 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 316 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2011)
  • Square Mile Structured Debt (One) LLC v. Swig, 2010 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5080, 2010 NY Slip Op 32937U (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Oct. 15, 2010)
  • Madison Realty Capital, LP v. Scarborough-St. James Corp., 76 A.D.3d 486, 907 N.Y.S.2d 192 (1st Dep’t. 2010)
  • S. Bank, N.A. v. Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., 26 Misc. 3d 1234A, 907 N.Y.S.2d 441, 243 N.Y.L.J. 53 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. March 3, 2010)
  • DeBlasio v. Merrill Lynch & Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64848 (S.D.N.Y. July 27, 2009)
  • Louis Foodservice Corp. v. 5423 First Ave. LLC, 25 Misc. 3d 1237A, 906 N.Y.S.2d 773, 242 N.Y.L.J. 121 (Kings Sup. Ct. December 8, 2009)
  • B. ZwirnSpecial Opportunities Fund, L.P. v. Brin Inv. Corp., 26 Misc. 3d 528, 888 N.Y.S.2d 876, 242 N.Y.L.J. 101 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. November 12, 2009)
  • De Bie v. Tredegar Trust Co., 61 A.D.3d 610, 877 N.Y.S.2d 331, 2009 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3314 (1st Dep’t. 2009)
  • Kapiamba Securitas Sec. Serv., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34559 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 29, 2008)
  • Global Crossing Estate Representative v. Alta Partners Holdings LDC (In re Global Crossing, Ltd.), 385 B.R. 52 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Camarda v. Snapple Distribs., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68101, 2007-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) P75884 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 13, 2007)
  • Milton Abeles, Inc. v. Farmers Pride, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50071 (E.D.N.Y. July 11, 2007)
  • Home Mortg. Corp v. Mortgage Gold, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28273 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 18, 2007)
  • Al-Rayes v. Willingham, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17858 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 14, 2007)
  • Al-Rayes v. Willingham, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8085 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 2007)
  • In re Suprema Specialties, Inc. Sec. Litig., 438 F.3d 256, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P93694 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • Shred-It USA, Inc. v. Confidential Shredding, LLC, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45220 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2005)
  • Nat’l Oil Well Maint. Co. v. Fortune Oil & Gas, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16765 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2004)
  • Wells Fargo Bank Minn., N.A. v. ComputerTraining.Com, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12911 (S.D.N.Y. July 8, 2004)
  • ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Servs., L.P. v. Westchester Cleaning Servs., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1104 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 29, 2003)
  • ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Servs., L.P. v. Westchester Cleaning Servs., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4807 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 18, 2001)
  • Thermal Imaging, Inc. v. Sandgrain, Inc., 158 F. Supp. 2d 335, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11918 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Banco do BrasilA. v. State of Antigua & Barbuda, 268 A.D.2d 75, 707 N.Y.S.2d 151, 2000 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4361 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dep’t 2000)
  • Whitney Holdings v. Givotovsky, 988 F. Supp. 732, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20480 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)

 

ABA Forum on Franchising
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
New York City Bar
American Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association, New York Chapter and Connecticut Chapter
New York
Connecticut
California
U.S. District Courts: Eastern, Northern and Southern District of NY
U.S. District Courts: Northern, Southern and Central District of CA
U.S. District Courts: Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Courts: District of CT
U.S. District Courts: Northern District of IL
U.S. Court of Appeals: First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D. 1992)
Babcock Graduate School of Business Management (M.B.A 1992)
University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. 1987)