Bruce Ruzinsky, Pat Sharkey and Matthew Cavenaugh Speak at NALS Education Conference and Forum


Bruce Ruzinsky and Matt Cavenaugh presented a talk on bankruptcy issues. Pat Sharkey presented a talk on real estate defaults and remedies.

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In his legal practice, Bruce Ruzinsky focuses primarily on representing financial institutions, corporations, and other business entities in workout/restructure efforts, chapter bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation. He has approximately 30 years of experience in representing creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, debtors, landlords, and/or asset purchasers in various industries and business environments, including energy, real estate, shipping, manufacturing, transportation, retail, entertainment, wholesale produce, healthcare, and personal services. Bruce received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D., from Duke University School of Law.

Pat Sharkey has over 38 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney representing sophisticated clients in a diverse and dynamic blend of real estate transactions. Client engagements include the representation of landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leasing. His experience also encompasses specialty leases, including hospital leases, ground leases for medical office buildings, ground leases for automobile dealerships, and manufactured housing leases (Eagle Ford Shale employee housing). In addition, Pat has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, industrial centers, healthcare properties and undeveloped land, condominium conversions and development of healthcare campuses. He is dedicated to providing his clients with superlative service and results-oriented legal representation, acting as a guide through the often intricate maze of legal and business issues his clients face. Pat received his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Matt Cavenaugh is an associate in the bankruptcy section at Jackson Walker, where he represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustees, third-party purchasers and other interest holders in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring matters. Matt has been closely involved in representing third party purchasers of assets through chapter 11 reorganizations, including oil & gas and intellectual property assets. In addition to bankruptcy litigation, Matt has extensive experience pursuing and litigating corporate fraud claims. He received his B.A., with honors, from Trinity University and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.