Education

Hofstra University (B.A., 1996)
New York Law School (J.D., 2000), Magna Cum Laude

Thomas A. Pitta

Partner

  • New York
  • 120 Broadway
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10271
  • 212-238-3148

Thomas A. Pitta is a Partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance Department and focuses his practice on the representation of indenture trustees, institutional lenders and other creditors in connection with chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and international insolvency proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Tom practiced with a large New York firm and has extensive experience representing creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of the indenture trustee for the North Atlantic Drilling Limited unsecured notes as the chairperson of the Official Creditors Committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Seadrill Limited.
  • Representation of the indenture trustee for the unsecured notes in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Toys R Us, Inc.
  • Representation of the second lien notes indenture trustee in the Quicksilver Resources chapter 11 case.
  • Representation of the indenture trustees for trust preferred securities in numerous Chapter 11 cases involving bank and insurance holding companies.
  • Representation of the indenture trustee for the ACR Energy facility municipal bonds in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Revel AC, Inc.
  • Representation of an indenture trustee in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of numerous not-for-profit issuers of municipal bonds.
  • Representation of a large regional bank in connection with workouts and bankruptcy cases.
  • Service as liquidating trustee under chapter 11 plans of a major frozen food manufacturer and aluminum fabricator.
  • Representation of network service provider in connection with its Chapter 11 case.
  • Representation of a not-for-profit substance abuse rehabilitation group in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of a prominent multi-channel retail company in connection with its reorganization through Chapter 11.
  • Representation of a privately held discount apparel retailer in connection with its acquisition of a competitor out of its Chapter 11 case.

““Emmet’s corporate trust group provides its clients with a level of service and with a depth of experience and expertise that is unparalleled in the industry.””

Admissions

New York, 2000
New Jersey, 2006
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Southern District of New York
District of New Jersey

Education

Hofstra University (B.A., 1996)
New York Law School (J.D., 2000), Magna Cum Laude

Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Community Involvement

Coach, Westfield Lacrosse Club and Union Thunder Hockey Club