Abigail Snow

Ms. Abigail Snow is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP, and concentrates her practice in the areas of business insolvency, restructuring and creditors’ rights, avoidance actions and commercial litigation.  Among her areas of experience are:

• Representation of municipal taxing authority in protecting tax claims in bankruptcy § 363 sales, plans of reorganization, and claim objection proceedings

• Representation of official committees of unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases

• Representation of debtors and chapter 11 trustees in bankruptcy

• Prosecution of adversary proceeding litigation on behalf of post-bankruptcy creditor and litigation trusts

• Defense of clients in adversary proceedings seeking return of transfers as preferences or fraudulent transfers

• Obtaining recognition of foreign liquidators in Bankruptcy Code chapter 15 cross-border insolvency proceedings

• Representation of landlords with commercial tenants in bankruptcy

Representative Matters

In re Creekhill Realty, LLC, 11-15365 (MG), represented Edward G. Moran as chapter 11 trustee appointed after indictment of Debtor’s principal member, in auctioning Debtor’s real property apartment buildings and confirmation of liquidation plan, including ancillary state court litigation.

In re Latshaw Drilling, Inc., 09-13572-R, represented Latshaw in resolving commercial lending dispute with Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. in the Lehman bankruptcy cases in SDNY and as special counsel in Latshaw’s chapter 11 case in N.D. Okla. in litigation resolving Lehman’s claim based on commercial loan.

In re The Reader’s Digest Association, 09-23529 (RDD) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), represented the RD Retirees Group in asserting claims based on unfair discrimination against non-qualified retirement plans, and obtained appointment of member of group to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.

In re Canargo Energy Corporation, 09-16453 (AJG) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), represented debtor in negotiation and drafting of prepackaged chapter 11 plan involving sale of assets, and successful confirmation in face of ad hoc equity committee objection.

In re Empire State Network, LLC, d/b/a Independent Optical Network, 07-13445 (Bankr. N.D.N.Y), represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.

In re Globe Metallurgical Inc., 03-12006 (CB) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors during the bankruptcy case; represented the Creditor Trustee of the Globe Metallurgical Inc. Creditor Trust after confirmation in prosecution of approximately 100 avoidance action adversary proceedings.

In re TSG Productions, Inc. 02-43361 (SMB), represented Edward G. Moran as chapter 7 trustee, after conversion of the case from chapter 11, and oversaw sale and liquidation of Debtor’s rights in film distribution contracts.

In re DPH Holdings Corp., 05-44481 (RDD) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) represented the VEBA Committee for the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association Benefit Trust in compelling filing of final report by and disbanding of § 1114 Committee of Eligible Salaried Retirees.

In re Cedar Chemical Corp. and In re Vicksburg Chemical Co., 02-11039 (SMB); represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and worked with Debtors in prosecuting avoidance actions
In re Alrose King David LLC, 11-75361 (DTE) (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.), represented secured lender in single asset real estate case involving hotel in Long Beach, Long Island.

In re Circuit City Stores, Inc., 08-35653 (Bankr. E.D. Va.), represented major vendor to the debtor in wind-up of executory contracts and defense of subsequent avoidance action.

Representation of foreign liquidators in obtaining recognition of insolvency proceedings as “foreign main” proceedings under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code in In re Fletcher Income Arbitrage Fund, Ltd. (in Liquidation),14-10094 (REG), FIA Leveraged Fund (in Liquidation), 14-10093 (REG), In re Trade and Commerce Bank (in Liquidation), 05-60279 (SMB) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) and In re Bancredit Cayman Limited (in Liquidation), 06-11026 (SMB) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).

Representation of the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector through a co-counsel relationship with Steckbauer Weinhart, LLP, in defending tax claims in bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey, in cases such as American Airlines, Hostess Brands, Grubb & Ellis, United Retail Group, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Lehman Brothers.

Harlem International Community School v. Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 605239/2000, Supreme Court, New York County, pro bono representation of church in Harlem in obtaining summary dismissal of litigation brought by tenant school for new lease.

Ms. Snow is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, IWIRC, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Snow earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) summa cum laude, from Ignatius College at Fordham University, where she was the recipient of the O’Neill Prize, for the highest grade point average, and her law degree (J.D.) from Fordham University School of Law.  Before considering becoming an attorney, Ms. Snow attended the Manhattan School of Music, with a major in voice performance.

Ms. Snow has a background in the performing arts (music) and publishing, and serves as the manager of a small independent publishing company.  She has also been active in volunteer work, serving for many years as a member of the board of directors of a large cooperative housing corporation in upper Manhattan, including as president of the board, and as a vestry member and warden of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood.  She also provides support and advice to the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of New York.

Contact Information

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(212) 404-8748

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Education: 

Fordham Law School (J.D.)
Ignatius College at Fordham University (B.A.) Summa Cum Laude

Admissions: 

New York
United States District Courts for the Southern,Eastern and Northern Districts of New York