A problem solver and resourceful creditors’ rights lawyer with nearly two decades of experience, Todd represents creditors in all aspects of their business, both in and out of court.
Todd concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, regularly assisting lenders and equipment lessors in workouts and forbearance transactions, restructurings, asset recovery and disposition, commercial collections and multistate judgment enforcement. In his practice, Todd has also handled a variety of matters including breach of contract and other financial services disputes, replevins and seizure orders, lien priority contests, relief from stay and cash collateral proceedings, and dischargeability, preference avoidance and fraudulent conveyance actions.
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Norman S. Rice Arts, Culture & Education Award, 2019
Jefferson Award (Finalist), New York Capital Region, 2019
Education & Admissions
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2003
Marist College, B.S., cum laude, 2000
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont
Acts as national coordinating counsel to large-scale equipment lessor and lender with respect to the client’s lease and lending litigation and bankruptcy matters, overseeing cases in state, federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the country involving manufacturing, health care, transportation, energy and other industries.
Obtained dismissal of an automobile dealer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding due to mismanagement of assets and violations of court orders concerning the use of cash collateral.
Obtained dismissal of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding on bad faith grounds premised on the unauthorized pre-petition transfer of real property.
Served as court-appointed referee in connection with the foreclosure and sale of a hotel property.
Successfully litigated a claim under the Fifth (Takings Clause) and Fourteenth (Due Process Clause) Amendments to the United States Constitution involving a county’s seizure and disposition of assets without proper notice to lienholders.
Represented a receiver in connection with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions.