Robert K. Malone

Partner Florham Park
robert.malone dbr.com
Phone: (973) 549-7080
Fax: (973) 360-9831

About

Robert K. Malone focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law, especially sophisticated corporate reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy related litigation. A former vice-chair of the Corporate Restructuring Group with over 30 years of experience, Bob has headed the firm’s engagements in numerous significant bankruptcy cases.

Over the years, Bob has served as a lecture panelist on bankruptcy-related issues for various groups including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New Jersey Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference, the Essex County Bar Association Bankruptcy Practice Symposium and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Bob served as a law clerk to the Hon. William H. Gindin, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey, from January 1985 to September 1986.

Experience

Bob has extensive experience in the area of corporate reorganizations where he primarily represents official committees of unsecured creditors and bondholders, debtors-in-possession, chapter 11 and 7 trustees, secured creditors and lenders, indenture trustees, asset purchasers, lessors and significant creditor representations. Representative engagements include the following:

Official Committees:

Resorts International, Inc.
Velocita Corp.
Advanta Corp.
C2 Media, LLC
Gitman Bros.
General Ceramics
International American Homes, Inc.
Kiwi International Airlines
Manhattan Bagel Company, Inc.
Maxide Acquisition Corp. (DMX Music)
Plymouth Lamston Stores
PNG Ventures
Princeton Video Image
Proxim Corporation
Amherst Technologies
Relativity Media

Debtors-In-Possession:

Mannkraft Corporation
Meadowcraft, Inc.
Mutual Benefit Oversees, Inc.
Parklane Hosiery
Crestbury Associates
St. Mary’s Hospital – Passaic

Chapter 11 and 7 Trustees:

Robert E. Brennan
TSR Wireless
Entertainment Publications, LLC
Showplace Farms

Secured Creditors/Lenders:

Lana Lobell Farms
Accredited Home Lenders
Alphatrade.com
MFGlobal
Penn Fashions

Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inc.
Magna Entertainment Group
Royal Silk, Ltd.
G-I Holdings, Inc.

Indenture Trustees:

Eastern Airlines
University Medical Center
Pliant Corporation

Doral Properties
Union Valley Corp.

Asset Purchasers:

Enamelon, Inc.
Grand Union Stores
Bridgewater Resources
Alphatrade.com 

Lessors and Significant Creditor Representations:

America West
Braniff Airways
Trans World Airlines
Pan American Airways
Schwinn
Enron
Lehman Brothers
Fox Meyer Pharmaceuticals 
Kmart
Kentile
Mirant Corp.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Worldcom
Eastman Kodak
Nortel
GT Advanced Technologies 

Recognitions

Chambers USA, New Jersey, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2012–2016)
“Saviors of St. Mary’s”, New Jersey Law Journal, Passaic Hospital First in New Jersey To Survive Chapter 11

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Clients feel that they are ‘in very good hands’ when the ‘excellent’ Robert Malone is representing them. He has a wide bankruptcy practice and is frequently engaged on complex corporate restructuring matters and bankruptcy litigation cases.

Chambers USA

Bankruptcy/Restructuring, New Jersey (2012–2016)

Chambers USA

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1984, Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and Journal
  • The Catholic University of America, B.A., Economics, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Organizations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association