Provided by Michael Sweet
Chair of the firm’s nationwide Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, Michael represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in complex commercial bankruptcy matters across the U.S. Michael has also represented debtors and creditors' committees in Chapter 9 municipal debt restructurings. In addition, he represents public entities, including local and state governments and agencies, in disputes in bankruptcy court as well other courts throughout California. He has handled a wide variety of state court trials, including bringing multiple jury trials to verdict. Outside of bankruptcy, his diverse practice includes advising companies on cross-border transactions and assisting American companies pursuing investments abroad.
Michael is a registered mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.
Bar Association of San Francisco, California Political Attorneys’ Association, California State Democratic Central Committee, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.
Commissioner, San Francisco Human Rights Commission; California Bankruptcy Forum (Secretary 2021-2022); Bench Bar Liaison Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (Co-chair 2021-2022).
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1996); Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, 1991)
Michael Sweet is an experienced attorney with a strong profile in creditor committee representations across a range of industries including manufacturing and technology sectors.
"Michael is a great attorney and is very commercial. He quickly picks up on the key issues and works to build consensus."