Daily News: August 9, 2012

Shaffer Joins Butzel Long’s New York Office as Shareholder

Andrew D. Shaffer, an attorney who concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, has joined the law firm Butzel Long as a shareholder in its New York office.

Before joining Butzel Long, Shaffer was a partner at Mayer Brown. For the past 12 years he has represented creditors in United States bankruptcy proceedings as well as liquidations and rehabilitations of banks, brokers, future commission merchants and insurance companies.

Shaffer has also represented clients on transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, entity creation and the structure of debt instruments. He counsels clients on the choice of transactional structures that maximize their legal rights and remedies when an obligor becomes subject to bankruptcy or similar proceedings.

“Andrew’s extensive experience in bankruptcy and restructuring is a valuable addition to our premier bankruptcy practice as we continue moving forward in achieving our clients’ goals,” said Richard Brosnick, managing partner of Butzel Long’s New York office.

Shaffer is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Association of Insurance Receivers, INSOL International, the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.