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Michael P. Richman

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights, Litigation

Contact Information

Phone: 608.630.8990
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Columbia Law School, J.D., – 1979
Vassar College, A.B., – 1975

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
Stae of New York

Professional Associations/Achievements

Michael P. Richman focuses on representing Chapter 11 debtors and creditors’ committees and advises on virtually every aspect of financial distress and bankruptcy.

Throughout his extensive career, Michael has appeared as counsel in state, federal courts and, in particular, bankruptcy courts in nearly 20 states and territories.

Michael focuses on the representation of Chapter 11 debtors and creditors’ committees. He regularly advises and represents clients in virtually every aspect of financial distress and bankruptcy, including out-of-court restructurings, prosecution and defense of creditors’ rights litigation (including preference and fraudulent conveyance cases), individual and group secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, purchasers of assets under Bankruptcy Code section 363 and other parties in interest.

An active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Michael has served as director (1996-2008), chairman of the board (2006-07) and president (2004-05) of that organization; and has been a member of its management and executive committees. Michael is also the founder and a performing member of ABI’s house band, the Indubitable Equivalents, which regularly performs at bankruptcy conferences around the country. A frequent speaker and lecturer on bankruptcy law and related topics, Michael is a contributing editor to the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and, while in law school, served as the managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

Michael is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Districts of Arizona; Colorado; Connecticut; District of Columbia; the Northern District of Illinois; the Western District of Michigan; the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.

Michael is an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.


Co-Chair, Section 363 subcommittee of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11
Vice Chair, National Standards Task Force for Professional Responsibility for Bankruptcy Practitioners
Advisory Board Member, ABI Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference
Advisory Board Member, VALCON Conference
American Bankruptcy Institute