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Reginald Sainvil

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Reginald Sainvil is a member of the Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice based in the Miami office. He regularly represents corporate debtors, financial institutions, indenture trustees, investors, and secured and unsecured creditors in domestic and international corporate restructurings, liquidations, and distressed financings and acquisitions.

Practice Focus

Reginald has broad advisory and litigation experience with complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, receiverships, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales, in both domestic and cross-border situations and proceedings. He defends creditors in bankruptcy-related contested matters and adversary proceedings, including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. He also handles complex commercial litigation issues arising from business disputes, advises parties to financial contracts regarding safe harbor protections, and provides strategic advice on the optimum structuring of transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Reginald handled the following matters:

  • Represented the court-appointed fiduciary for a commercial lending business in jointly administered Chapter 11 Cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • Represented a pharmaceutical company with over $100 million in liabilities in its Chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

  • Represented a regional leader in the distribution of thermal insulation products with over $10 million in liabilities in its Chapter 11 Case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of a transportation and logistics company in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

  • Represented the receiver in the judicial dissolution of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Florida

Professional Honors

  • Selected, Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals, The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF), 2021 
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Individual Awards, 2021
  • Selected, The Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Fellowship Program, 2020-2022 Class
  • Named, Legacy Magazine, “40 Under 40: Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” 2020
  • Named, The National Black Lawyers, “Top 40 Under 40” attorney in Florida, 2019
  • Listed, Pro Bono Honor Roll, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2018
  • Selected, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Lawyers, International Bar Association - Insolvency Section Membership Officer
  • Haitian Lawyers Association - Issues Committee Vice Chair
  • Federal Bar Association - Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida - Member
  • Turnaround Management Association - Member

Admissions

  • Florida~United States (2018)
  • Pennsylvania~United States (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit~United States (2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit~United States (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado~United States (2020)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida~United States (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida~United States (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida~United States (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana~United States (2017)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana~United States (2020)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan~United States (2016)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio~United States (2017)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania~United States (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania~United States (2015)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2018)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD) (2015)
  • University of Miami (BBA Finance) (2011)

Languages

  • English
  • Haitian Creole
  • Author, "Third Circuit Holds That Stipulation of Dismissal as to Remaining Defendants Begins 30-Day Clock to Appeal for All Parties," On Appeal (Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit) Volume X, Number 2, August 2016, at 3