Brett is the Managing Partner of the New York office, a partner in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency–Group, and the co–chair of the Distressed Real Estate Group. His clients include official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, bank groups, individual lenders, court–appointed fiduciaries, debtors, and investors that focus on distressed situations.
Brett advises on chapter 11 cases, out–of–court restructurings, bankruptcy–related acquisitions, cross–border insolvency matters, bankruptcy–related litigation, and insolvency–sensitive transactions. He has represented parties in restructurings in industries such as real estate, transportation, retail, manufacturing, food service, oil and gas, and media.
Brett is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an invitation–only organization that includes leading practitioners, judges, and academics in the field of insolvency law. He is listed as a leading lawyer for Bankruptcy & Restructuring in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 US. Brett has been recognized by Law360 as an “MVP” of the bankruptcy bar. Turnarounds & Workouts also named him an “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer” for 2014 and 2015.