Mr. Michael Friedman

Mr. Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman is a partner and the Co-Practice Group Leader of Chapman's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. He joined the firm in 2013.

Michael focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring transactions, and has represented hedge funds, investment banks, and financial institutions in connection with event driven investment, financing and acquisition transactions. Michael’s broad experience in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring and finance allows him to help clients structure transactions in a manner that will allow them to achieve their business objectives in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Michael represents investors in distressed acquisitions, purchases of assets in chapter 11 proceedings or “363 sales,” debtor-in-possession financings, rescue or bridge financings and chapter 11 exit financings. He represents secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of complex chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and out-of-court restructuring transactions. Michael also provides real-time focused legal analysis and advice to investors contemplating investments in distressed opportunities.



University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991

Yeshiva University, B.A.,1988


Co-Author, "Credit Bidding: Has the 'Fisker' Threat Subsided?," Pratt's