Thomas J. Curtin

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6063

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Distressed Municipal Finance
  • Financial Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6063
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Fordham University, B.A., cum laude, with honors, 2008
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., with honors, 2011
Admitted2012, New York

Tom Curtin, an associate in Cadwalader's New York office, focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy litigation, distressed municipal finance, and financial restructuring. He has represented creditors, investors, and interested parties in chapter 9 and 11 cases, as well as in out of court restructurings. Tom has recently represented creditors in the restructurings of the City of Detroit, Jefferson County, Edison Mission Energy, Puerto Rico, Dynegy Holdings LLC, and Inner City Media Corporation, among others. Tom has been recognized as a key individual in the 2014 US edition of Legal500.

He received his B.A., cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy. During law school, Tom received CALI Excellence for Future Awards for achieving the highest grades in multiple classes, including his Civil Procedure class.

Tom is a member of the New York City chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He is a frequent author on a variety of restructuring topics on Cadwalader's Restructuring Review, and his work has been published in the New York Law Journal, Law 360 and Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

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News Releases

•Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014


•Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014


Clients Friends Memos

•Court Rules that Detroit is Eligible for Chapter 9 and that Pensions May be Impaired in Chapter 9
Dec 06, 2013

•Insurers Seek Enforcement of State Law Protections for City of Detroit GO Bonds
Nov 12, 2013

•Court Holds that San Bernardino is Eligible to File for Chapter 9
Oct 24, 2013

•Detroit Bankruptcy Court Refuses Stay of Chapter 9 Eligibility Hearing Under Stern v. Marshall
Sep 30, 2013

•Court Approves Extension of the Automatic Stay in Detroit's Chapter 9 Case to State Officials
Jul 26, 2013

•Court Holds that Stockton is Eligible to File for Chapter 9
Apr 03, 2013

•City of Stockton: Bankruptcy Court Holds that Rule 9019 Does Not Apply to Chapter 9 Debtors
Jan 31, 2013


•Chapter 9 Update: Limiting Jurisdiction in Municipal Bankruptcies
Mar 07, 2013

•California Dreaming? CalPERS And San Bernardino's Ch. 9
Dec 21, 2012

•Bankruptcy Court Holds That Venue Of Houghton Mifflin Case is Improper, But Delays Transfer
Oct 01, 2012


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Court Holds that San Bernardino is Eligible to File for Chapter 9
Thomas J. Curtin,Mark C. Ellenberg,Lary Stromfeld, October 28, 2013
On October 16, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California ruled that the City of San Bernardino is eligible for protection under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. In re City of San Bernardino, Cal., Case No. 12-28006, 2013 WL 5645560 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2013)....

Detroit Bankruptcy Court Refuses Stay of Chapter 9 Eligibility Hearing Under Stern v. Marshall
Ingrid Bagby,Thomas J. Curtin,Mark C. Ellenberg,Howard R. Hawkins,Lary Stromfeld, October 2, 2013
On September 26, 2013, Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan denied the Official Committee of Retirees’ (the “Committee”) motion to stay all eligibility proceedings pending its motion to withdraw the reference. In re City of...
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