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Scott C Shelley

Of Counsel, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
United States

Fax: 1(212) 303-7063


Scott Shelley is Of Counsel in the Finance and Restructuring practice group, based in the firm's New York office. He has significant experience representing financial institutions and distressed companies in numerous large and complex bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Shelley's practice involves all aspects of financial restructuring, including DIP financing, asset sales, and plan formulation in chapter 11 proceedings. Mr. Shelley also has extensive experience in chapter 15 bankruptcy cases and other cross-border insolvency proceedings.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1993

  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • "Chapter 15 Court Clarifies Procedures for Seeking to Vacate Recognition: In re Foreign Economic Industrial Bank Ltd. And In re Larisa Markus, 2019 WL 4943752 (Bankr. SDNY)," International Corporate Rescue, January 2020

  • "Chapter 15 Court Balances Competing Comity Concerns and Grants Conditional Approval of Croatian Restructuring Plan (In re Agrokor, 2018 WL 5298403 (Bankr. SDNY))," International Corporate Rescue, January 2019

  • "Innovative Use of Chapter 15 of U.S. Bankruptcy Code Helps Brazilian Debtors Reorganise (In re Oi, S.A., 587 BR 253 (Bankr. SDNY))," International Corporate Rescue, December 2018


  • Pro Bono: Legal Counsel to 501(c)(7) not-for-profit social club.

Recent Representations

  • Represented secured lender in connection with chapter 11 acquisition of Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain.

  • Represented Cinemex Theaters in its chapter 11 reorganization.

  • Represented Avianca Brazil (Oceanair) in its chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Represented major investor in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of AOG Media (American Idol).

  • Represented major Brazilian construction and engineering company in out-of-court workout of loan obligations.




New York Bar


Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 1993
Middlebury College, B.A. 1987

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