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Michelle M. McGreal

Michelle M. McGreal


Michelle M. McGreal

Michelle M. McGreal is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice specializing in restructuring and bankruptcy. 

In her practice, Michelle represents creditors, debtors, agent banks, lenders and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructurings, including traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and financing transactions.

  • Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor, on the US aspects of its successful restructuring of approximately US$6 billion of debt through a scheme of arrangement, including obtaining recognition of the scheme under chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code, and as special counsel in connection with its subsequent chapter 11 proceedings
  • Multiple aircraft lessors and finance parties in connection with the pre-arranged chapter 11 case of Philippine Airlines and the chapter 11 cases of SAS
  • Natixis as lead arranger and a commercial bank syndicate in the restructuring of a US$350 million COFACE-backed financing for a US-to-Brazil undersea cable system in connection with the Seabras chapter 11 case
  • Codere, the Spanish headquartered gaming and casino business, in connection with recognition in the US of its UK restructuring through a chapter 15 proceeding
  • An ad hoc committee of majority noteholders in connection with Voyager Aviation LLC's out of court restructuring of US$415 million of senior unsecured notes
  • Bank of China as arranger of US$400 million in first lien loans to back the acquisition of GNC out of bankruptcy by a private equity fund
  • BlackRock in connection with a US$150 million term loan facility for Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf entertainment venue
  • Certain international financial institutions in connection with their potential exposure in the Hertz chapter 11 cases
  • A global asset manager in connection with collateral and credit support matters, structuring considerations, and enforcement and insolvency issues related to its investments in a diversified international aviation and cargo transport company
  • Additional senior lender and agent representations for major institutions in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings in a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, retail and food service
  • Various debtor representations in the metals and mining sector, which included successful reorganizations and asset sales

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Career and qualifications

  • Ithaca College (B.S.) 2004
  • Hofstra University (J.D.) 2007
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York 2007
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2008
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 2009
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2019

Professional bodies

  • Chair, EDNY Chapter 11 Lawyers’ Advisory Committee
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Junior Board Member, Women in Need (WIN)

Awards and citations

  • Named one of Law360’s “Rising Stars”, 2015