Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Mr. Helfat specializes in the representation of foreign and domestic banks, commercial finance companies, hedge funds and other specialty lenders in the restructuring of secured loan transactions, including workouts, forbearance and restructuring agreements, Chapter 11 Debtor-in-Possession and “Exit” financing facilities and the use of cash collateral. Mr. Helfat has also had extensive experience enforcing and defending the rights of financial institutions in both state and federal court litigations.
Mr. Helfat graduated from American University, received his law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law and a Master of Laws (Corporation Law) from New York University.
Mr. Helfat is Co-General Counsel to the Secured Finance Network and co-authors a column in The Secured Lender magazine relating to current legislative and judicial developments in asset-based lending. He has also represented the Secured Finance Network in the filing of various amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts relating to issues affecting secured lenders.
Mr. Helfat is also a Fellow and Past Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and previously was a member of the Bankruptcy Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.