Heath D. Rosenblat

Counsel

New York

(212) 248-3248 phone
(212) 248-3141 fax

Heath D. Rosenblat is Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring Practice Group and an experienced litigator in bankruptcy courts around the country.

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.

Representative Matters

  • Represented WestLB AG, New York Branch, as secured lender in In re 5th Avenue Partners LLC, Case No. 8:10-bk-18667(ES) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California);
  • Represented General Electric in various matters including, In re Jobson Medical Information Holdings LLC, et. al., Case No. 12-10434 (SHL) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York) and In re Madison 92nd Street Associates, LLC, Case No. 11‑13917 (SMB) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York);
  • Represented WestLB AG, New York Branch, as secured lender in In re SRR Partners LLC, Case No. 10-33053 (JTM) (United States Bankruptcy Court District of Utah -- Central Division);
  • Represented Capital One, National Association in various workout and foreclosure/receivership matters including, Capital One, National Association, v. Carroll Gardens Management LLC, et al., Index No. 7952/2011 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings), the related chapter 11 matter In re Carroll Gardens Management LLC, Case No. 11-47286 (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York), and Capital One, N.A., Successor By Merger To North Fork Bank, v. 185 Waverly Ave. Corp., et al., Index No. 10-39804 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Suffolk);
  • Represented iStar Financial Inc. in AStar Finance, LLC v. Tommy Properties, LLC, et al., Case No. BC 450882 (Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles);
  • Represented Solstice LLC (as debtor’s counsel) in In re Solstice LLC, et al., Case No. 09 11010 (REG) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York);
  • Represented JHT Holdings, Inc. (as debtor’s counsel) in In re JHT Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-11267 (BLS) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware);
  • Represented Receiver in SEC v. Wood River Capital Management, LLC et al., Case No. 05‑CV‑8713 (NRB) (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York); and
  • Represented Investment Company Act Trustee in In re Interbank Funding Corp. et al., Case No. 02-41590 (BRL) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York) and Securities And Exchange Commission v. IBF Collateralized Finance Corp. et al., Case No. 02‑CV-5713 (SHS) (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York).

Publications

3/22/2012
The New York Law Journal
Preserving Pre-Petition Claims In Chapter 11 Plans: A Circuit Review
6/1/2010
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
Responsible Officers: A Possible Alternative to a Chapter 11 Trustee
4/30/2007
The New York Law Journal
Disclosure Rules Alter Chapter 11 Hedge Fund Strategies
11/1/2006
The Secured Lender
Deepening Insolvency: A Cause of Action in Decline

Published Opinions

  • In re Madison 92nd Street Associates LLC, 472 B.R. 189 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2012);
  • In re Interbank Funding Corp., (Case No.02-41590(BRL); Adv. Pro. No. 07-1482 (BRL)), 2007 WL 2080512 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. July 19, 2007); and
  • In re InterBank Funding Corp., 310 B.R. 238 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2004).
  • Represented WestLB AG, New York Branch, as secured lender in In re 5th Avenue Partners LLC, Case No. 8:10-bk-18667(ES) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California);
  • Represented General Electric in various matters including, In re Jobson Medical Information Holdings LLC, et. al., Case No. 12-10434 (SHL) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York) and In re Madison 92nd Street Associates, LLC, Case No. 11‑13917 (SMB) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York);
  • Represented WestLB AG, New York Branch, as secured lender in In re SRR Partners LLC, Case No. 10-33053 (JTM) (United States Bankruptcy Court District of Utah -- Central Division);
  • Represented Capital One, National Association in various workout and foreclosure/receivership matters including, Capital One, National Association, v. Carroll Gardens Management LLC, et al., Index No. 7952/2011 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings), the related chapter 11 matter In re Carroll Gardens Management LLC, Case No. 11-47286 (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York), and Capital One, N.A., Successor By Merger To North Fork Bank, v. 185 Waverly Ave. Corp., et al., Index No. 10-39804 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Suffolk);
  • Represented iStar Financial Inc. in AStar Finance, LLC v. Tommy Properties, LLC, et al., Case No. BC 450882 (Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles);
  • Represented Solstice LLC (as debtor’s counsel) in In re Solstice LLC, et al., Case No. 09 11010 (REG) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York);
  • Represented JHT Holdings, Inc. (as debtor’s counsel) in In re JHT Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-11267 (BLS) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware);
  • Represented Receiver in SEC v. Wood River Capital Management, LLC et al., Case No. 05‑CV‑8713 (NRB) (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York); and
  • Represented Investment Company Act Trustee in In re Interbank Funding Corp. et al., Case No. 02-41590 (BRL) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York) and Securities And Exchange Commission v. IBF Collateralized Finance Corp. et al., Case No. 02‑CV-5713 (SHS) (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York).