Mr Michael Firestein > Proskauer Rose LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3206
United States
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Michael A. Firestein is a vice-chair of Proskauer’s Litigation Department and co-head of West Coast Litigation.

Michael handles a wide range of commercial litigation on behalf of private equity funds, financial institutions, securities brokerages, investment advisors, fiduciaries, real estate operating companies and entertainment corporations.

In the past several years, Michael has emerged as a preeminent litigator and trial lawyer in some of the largest bankruptcy proceedings in the country. Specifically, he has a lead role in the Puerto Rico bankruptcy litigation on behalf of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico. Most recently, he was a principal trial lawyer in the confirmation plan of adjustment for the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA), which sought to restructure $18 billion of bond debt and save the Commonwealth hundreds of millions of dollars of bond payments annually. Michael was also lead trial counsel in successful bankruptcy plan confirmations in two contested trials on behalf of Energy Future Holdings, where he addressed numerous intercompany/inter-debtor claims and other matters concerning this complex restructuring.