Michael Enright is a business lawyer with a diverse practice which includes assisting clients facing bankruptcy and insolvency problems, and providing general counsel to non-profit organizations and commercial entities. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to manufacturing businesses to non-profit organizations. He is a member of the firm’s Finance Group.
Mike co-chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Team. He represents debtors, committees, creditors, and other interested parties in the business bankruptcy and workout process and in bankruptcy litigation. In the insolvency area, his work also includes preference, fraudulent transfer, and other bankruptcy litigation analysis and defense. He has extensive experience guiding clients through bankruptcy filings, including reorganization and liquidation.
Mike recently represented a global fuel oil supplier in its Chapter 11 case, including negotiation and confirmation of its plans, which included providing for a substantial distribution to creditors. He also routinely represents secured creditors, creditors’ committees, and other creditors. He recently assisted a major global corporation in safeguarding its financial interests following a customer’s Chapter 11 filing.
Mike advises businesses regarding their contracts, transactions, and governance. He negotiates and documents commercial contracts and assists clients with the resolution of disputes. He has provided general corporate advice and services to a variety of businesses, including in aerospace, precision manufacturing, and machine tools.
Mike assists tax-exempt organizations with general business issues affecting them and their operations. He counsels non-profits on exempt status, transactions, compliance, and governance matters. He also represents tax-exempt organizations in distressed circumstances, and he has represented interested parties in the bankruptcy proceedings of nonprofit entities, including lenders and potential buyers.
Mike participates as a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Business Bankruptcy Committee, speaking annually on current developments in bankruptcy for the Task Force on Current Developments. He writes frequently on bankruptcy related topics, including for practice guides and legal treatises.
Mike has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2006 and Litigation - Bankruptcy since 2011. He has been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2006 to 2018.