Sam Anderson, co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group.
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Business Restructuring & Insolvency
- The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy – 2010-2023
- Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Bankruptcy – 2023
- Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – 2017, 2022
- Chambers USA – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions: Bankruptcy – 2018-2022
- New England Super Lawyers 2012–2015, 2017-2022
A trusted counselor with extensive bankruptcy experience.
Sam Anderson is a shareholder, co-chair of the ﬁrm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Sam’s practice focuses primarily on representing businesses in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including recent cases before the Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Sam has a wide range of experience in representing businesses in chapter 11 proceedings, including extensive experience in assets sales under the Bankruptcy Code and also in cases involving more traditional reorganizations, where the balance sheet of the business is reworked utilizing rights granted under the Bankruptcy Code. Sam’s chapter 11 cases have included paper mills, healthcare facilities, hospitality businesses, income producing property cases, wood-products companies, and waste to energy facilities, among others. He also has experience representing creditors, including representing creditors’ committees appointed in chapter 11 cases and representing buyers of assets out of chapter 11. Although Sam has vast experience in matters involving chapter 11, much of his time is spent negotiating deals that prevent businesses from filing in the first instance.
Sam’s recent experience includes:
- Lead counsel in relation to In re: Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC, et al. (chapter 11 – District of Delaware) (cases involving sale of paper and tissue mill facilities under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code with sales closing less than 60 days after bankruptcies initiated)
- Lead counsel in relation to In re: Community Eco Power LLC, et al. (chapter 11 – District of Massachusetts) (cases involving sale of two waste to energy facilities under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code)
- Lead counsel in relation to In re: Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc. (chapter 11 – District of Vermont) (case resulting in the reworking the liabilities of a company operating 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers through a plan of reorganization)
- Lead counsel in relation to In re Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC (chapter 11 – District of Maine) (case involving sale of paper and tissue mill facilities under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code)
- Lead counsel representing Down East Community Hospital as purchaser of Calais Regional Hospital out of chapter 11.
- Co-lead counsel representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in relation to In re EYP Holding, Inc., et al. (Chapter 11 – District of Delaware) (cases involving the sale of architecture and engineering firms as operating companies)
JD, Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, 2000, with honors
BA, University of New Hampshire, 1993, cum laude
Admitted to practice
States of Maine and New Jersey Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Federal District Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
Courts of Appeal
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Federal Bankruptcy Courts
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont
Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute