Seth Van Aalten practices in the areas of corporate restructuring and creditors' rights, with an emphasis on the representation of official committees of unsecured creditors and other parties in complex commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in industries including retail, manufacturing, metals and mining, media, technology, health care, food and beverage, airlines, and hotels. Seth has significant experience litigating issues involving solvency, valuation, financing and cash collateral contests, section 363 asset sales, recharacterization, equitable subordination, substantive consolidation, and similar disputes. Seth also focuses his practice on the representation of independent directors in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.
Seth has represented official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases throughout the country, including RadioShack, Blockbuster, Claire’s, Mervyn’s, Fusion Connect, rue 21, Eddie Bauer, American Apparel, Pacific Sunwear, Sharper Image, Brookstone, Magnetation, Midway Gold, Republic Metals, Videology, Sizmek, Great Lakes Comnet, Golfsmith, True Religion, zGallerie, Charming Charlie, hhgregg, Marsh Supermarkets, Destination Maternity, Wet Seal, SkyMall, Sbarro’s, ALCO Stores, Frederick’s of Hollywood, KB Toys, Vertis Holdings, and Allens.
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Seth has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by New York Super Lawyers Magazine and was previously named as one of the "Top 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers Under the Age of 40" in New York by the American Society of Legal Advocates. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New York. See Award Methodology.
Boston University School of Law, JD, 2003
Binghamton University, BA, 2000, cum laude
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