Our Attorneys

Michael S. Amato


Michael Amato is a Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where he is is the Chair of the Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Block-chain Technology and Digital Asset Practice Group.

Michael is a skilled bankruptcy attorney with considerable experience representing debtors, creditors, trustees and creditor committees in complex restructuring and reorganization matters. He focuses his practice on business reorganizations and restructurings, and bankruptcy litigation. Michael has advised clients in negotiating, structuring and drafting complex Chapter 11 plans and debtor-in-possession financing agreements. He regularly represents parties in interest in bankruptcy litigation, including fiduciary duty and fraud claims, actions to avoid preferential transfers and fraudulent conveyances, turnover proceedings and actions to recover assets.

Michael’s litigation experience includes both jury and non-jury trials in federal and state courts. He has represented clients in complex commercial matters, including shareholder valuation and dissolution actions, unfair competition and labor matters, including wage and hour claims.

Michael has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution and is an approved mediator in the United States Bankruptcy Court for both the Eastern and Southern District of New York.

Michael is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.


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  • St John’s University School of Law, (J.D., 1994)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1989)