Malani J. Cademartori is a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's New York office.
Areas of Practice
Malani regularly counsels both international and domestic clients in the areas of corporate reorganization and restructuring, domestic and cross -border insolvencies, creditors' rights, distressed acquisitions, insolvency-related securitization opinions, debtor-in-possession financing, and matters related to contract, lease and license issues in the insolvency and bankruptcy context. Malani has represented a wide array of entities in these areas, including major creditors, institutional lenders, bondholder committees, and both strategic and financial purchasers of distressed assets in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructuring, and covering various industries, including, among others, retail, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, aviation, trucking, and foreign infrastructure projects. In addition, Malani has extensive experience advising and representing clients in the context of and in connection with membership on creditors' committees in various cases and jurisdictions and in connection with pre-bankruptcy planning for creditors, vendors and secured lenders. Malani has also acted as debtor's counsel in small to mid-size bankruptcy cases, and been engaged as pre-bankruptcy and work-out counsel for potential debtors.
In addition, Malani has experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as intellectual property law, using this experience in assisting her clients through the bankruptcy process.
Before joining Sheppard Mullin, Malani practiced with the law firm of Coudert Brothers LLP.
- U.S. Bank Portfolio Services, as chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, and largest unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy cases of Integral Nuclear Associates, Inc. et al., in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
- U.S. Bank Portfolio Services, as largest unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy cases of United Radiology Associates, Inc. et al., in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, including negotiation and drafting of confirmed chapter 11 plans.
- Acquisition of real property leases in the Levitz bankruptcy cases on behalf of Ashley Furniture Industries, and its affiliates, in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
- The CIT Group Equipment Financing Inc. and its affiliates in connection with substantial secured and unsecured claims against various equipment lessees, and in connection with various preference actions, in various bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the District of Maryland.
- U.S. Bank National Association, member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Indenture Trustee in the case of RNI Wind Down Corp., et al., in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, including successful negotiation and drafting of confirmed chapter 11 plan.
- Pacific Electric Wire and Cable Co., parent company of the affiliated debtors in case of Venturelink Holdings, Inc., in the Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, including successful negotiation and drafting of confirmed chapter 11 plan.
- Acquisition by Marathon Oil Company and Marathon Ashland Petroleum of liquid natural gas facilities in the Enron Corp. bankruptcy cases.
- Noteholders' ad hoc committee and the indenture trustee in litigation and arbitration against, and the bankruptcy case of, Traffic Stream (BVI) Infrastructure Limited, concerning US$119 million of senior secured notes, in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Peoples Republic of China and the United States.
- Norcent Technology, Inc. and Norcent Holdings, Inc. as debtors and debtors in possession, in the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division.
- Corporate Counsel, 10.2016
- New York Law Journal, 09.15.2014
- Blue Prints, 07.2010
- Law360, 07.29.2009
Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts
- "The Precedential Value of an Unprecedented Sale - Lessons from Chrysler," July 14, 2009
- "Shipping Industry Problems", February 9, 2009
- The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 04.2012
- Industry Spotlight On Retail Part II: Options and Opportunities In The Distressed Market, 05.18.2017
- Best Practices for 363 Sales, 10.01.2015
- Detroit and the Future of Municipal Bankruptcy: What We've Learned, 04.30.2015
- Municipal Bankruptcies - What To Learn From Detroit?, Sheppard Mullin New York, 03.11.2014
- Fraudulent Conveyances: How They Get You In Trouble And How To Avoid Them, Sheppard Mullin New York, 01.14.2014
- Labor Liability and The Financially Troubled Company, Sheppard Mullin New York, 09.12.2013
- The Future Of Metavante And Its Impact On New Financings Supported by Hedges, Sheppard Mullin New York, 01.16.2013
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1999
B.A., New York University, 1994, undergraduate honors
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York