Michael J. Merchant

Director

merchant@rlf.com
302.651.7854

Director
Overview

Overview

A “very skilled” practitioner who is “everything a lawyer should be—thoughtful, strategic, supportive, and hard-working” (Chambers USA), Mike Merchant has served on the firm’s executive committee and is currently vice chair of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department.  

Mike represents the full range of participants in bankruptcy cases and corporate restructurings, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official and unofficial committees, and acquirers of distressed assets.  “Responsive and resourceful,” clients report that Mike “has great rapport with his peers and is a creative solution provider” (Chambers USA).

Mike has represented clients from a variety of different business segments, including biopharmaceutical companies, bank holding companies, subprime lenders, telecommunications companies, and businesses in the retail and manufacturing sector.  Mike also has significant experience assisting companies facing mass tort exposure navigate through the chapter 11 process.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bar Association.

PRACTICES

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring