- J.D., Boston College Law School, Boston College Law Review, Solicitations Editor, 2004.
- M.B.A., Boston College Carrol School of Management, 2004.
- B.A., with distinction and honors, University of Iowa, 2000.
- New York
Michael Robert Carney is a Senior Counsel in McKool Smith's New York office. He has represented clients in complex bankruptcies since he graduated from law school and business school in 2004.
Mr. Carney's bankruptcy practice focuses on complex restructurings, reorganizations, and liquidation proceedings, as well as out-of-court restructurings. He has extensive experience in litigation arising from distressed situations, including fraudulent conveyances, DIP financing arrangements and the use of cash collateral, and purchases and sales of assets. He also handles disputes involving preferential payments, turnover, cramdowns, automatic stays, contested plan confirmation and valuation disputes, subordination and recharacterization of claims, executory contracts, and claims objections, among others. His clients include national and international companies, directors and officers, debtors, trustees, creditors and creditors' committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, bank groups, bondholders, and shareholders and shareholders committees.
Awards & Recognition
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" in New York by Super Lawyers (2014)
- September 26, 2014
- Co-author, "Our View: Commission’s Proposed § 363 Sale Fix Not Bold Enough,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, September 8, 2015.
- Co-author, "RadioShack Bankruptcy to Have Unique Effects on Landlords," Law360, February 13, 2015.
- Co-author, "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed - Claims Against Guarantors in Bankruptcy," Bloomberg BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 24 (2013).