Michael T. Rozea is counsel in the New York, NY office of Hill Wallack LLP, where he is a member of the Creditors’ Rights practice group.
Mr. Rozea is a seasoned financial services attorney and bankruptcy litigator. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of sophisticated creditors and investors in complex bankruptcy cases, default management and related litigation. He focuses on bringing high-quality, value oriented attention to every case that he works on.
Mr. Rozea’s vast experience representing secured creditors, panel trustees, mortgage servicers and both corporate and personal debtors has provided him great perspective and extensive expertise in the areas of bankruptcy law, mortgage servicing, financial regulatory compliance and debt collections.
Before joining Hill Wallack, Mr. Rozea worked at a boutique bankruptcy law firm in Long Island which represented SDNY and EDNY bankruptcy panel trustees in cases which frequently required the commencement of adversary proceedings, including turnover, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions.
While in law school, Michael concurrently served as the Editor in Chief of the New York Real Property Law Review and the Managing Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, one of the most respected scholarly publications in the bankruptcy community.
Mr. Rozea is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Districts Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York and the United States District Court of Connecticut. He earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where he was named to the Dean’s List. Mr. Rozea earned his B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, where he also served as captain of his track team.Leadership
Presentations & Publications
- Elected Member of EDNY Consumer Lawyers’ Advisory Committee (2017-20)
- Panelist, Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy for Lawyers: Best Practice for Loss Mitigation, Southern District of New York
- Author, Southern District Establishes Standards for ‘Good Faith’ Participation in Court-Ordered Mediation, ABF Journal, (August/September 2011)
- Author, Secret Extensions: Preference Actions Avoiding the Statute of Limitations, ABF Journal (March 2011)
- Author, In re Philadelphia Newspapers: The Not-So-Secured Right to Credit Bid, ABF Journal (April 2010)
- Author, Court of Appeals Rules Unsecured Creditors May Claim Post-Petition Attorneys’ Fees, ABF Journal (March 2010)