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Matthew I. Kramer

Partner

For over 15 years, Matt Kramer has focused on corporate and real estate workouts, both in and out of court. Prior to joing Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, Matt was assistant general counsel of LNR Partners, LLC, the world's largest commercial mortgage special servicer, where he oversaw the servicing of defaulted loans and real estate owned properties throughout the country.

He has represented lenders, bondholder committees, unsecured creditor committees, trustees and debtors, and has handled matters in Florida, New York, Delaware, Michigan and Ohio.

Education

Binghamton University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1995

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Representative Experience

Represented ad hoc and official creditors’ committees, including W.R. Grace & Co., USG, Southeast Bank, TOUSA, Inc., Venture Automotive, Covanta Energy, and Open Magnetic Imaging, Inc.

Represented liquidating trustees in ContiFinancial Corporation and Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products.

Former in-house counsel at LNR Partners, LLC, the country's largest volume CMBS special servicer.  Continue to represent the servicer in a number of bankruptcy and real estate matters across the country. 

Represented $60 million revenue-generating construction company in out-of-court restructuring.

Represented developer on $24 million construction load and corporate restructuring. 

Professional & Community Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Florida Bar Association, Business Law Section

Florida Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section

News & Publications

“Is the Recording of a Real Property Security Instrument Required Under the Preference Statute?” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, August 2009.

The Prominence of the New Single Asset Real Estate Case and its Impact on a Residential Real Estate Recovery,” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2008

"Troubled Lenders Pose Fraudulent Transfer Risks to Distressed Debt Purchasers and Those Seeking Debt Forgiveness,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2008