Michael represents clients in distressed situations and bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States and across the globe. He has recently represented lenders, steering committees, bondholders and syndicated bank agents in the following public in-court and out-of-court restructuring engagements: iHeartMedia, Petsmart, Revlon, Cumulus Media, Fusion Connect, Monitronics, Paragon Offshore., etc. While a sizable portion of Mr. Messersmith’s practice involves representing financial institutions in large and middle-market restructuring situations, he also represents companies and private equity sponsors in workout scenarios, distressed M&A and change of control transaction. Mr. Messersmith received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and B.A from Ohio Wesleyan University.