Mr. Christopher GartmanHughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, NY
CHRIS is counsel in the firm’s Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy group, where he represents chapter 11 debtors, purchasers, equity-holders and creditors in a wide range of matters. Some of his notable representations include the debtors in the Patriot National, CST Industries, Republic Airways and Delta Petroleum chapter 11 proceedings; the trustee for Lehman Brothers Inc. in its SIPA liquidation proceedings; the purchasers in the MSR Resorts, NE Opco and Scout Media chapter 11 § 363 sales; certain defendants in multibillion- dollar adversary proceedings in the Adelphia Communications Corp. and Lyondell Chemical Co. cases; the examiner in North General Hospital’s chapter 11 case; and debtors and creditors in a number of out-of-court workouts.Chris has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2012 and is a co-author of Examiners in Bankruptcy Cases: A Guide for Examiners, Courts and Practitioners.Chris is a former Division I College and U.S. National Team ice hockey player, and he routinely applies the lessons learned in the sports environment to help coordinate workstreams within a case and while supervising his team. To that end, he enjoys giving junior associates real responsibility, mentoring and motivation.
Chris is tough and uncompromising when he needs to be and when his legal position is solid. He does not take unreasonable positions that he then needs to back away from.