Elected Member

Christopher A. Jarvinen

Berger Singerman LLP
Miami, FL
Education
Brown University, BA Economics
University of Oxford, MSc. - Major Programme Management
Boston College Law School, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Berger Singerman LLP, Miami, Florida.

Partner – Business Reorganization TeamAugust, 2011 to Present.

Hahn & Hessen LLP, New York, N.Y.

Partner – Corporate Bankruptcy & RestructuringFebruary, 2009 to June, 2011.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York, N.Y.

Senior Associate – Bankruptcy & Corporate ReorganizationJuly, 2005 to January, 2009.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil.

Secondment – Corporate RestructuringNovember, 2007 to February, 2008.

Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman, LLP (n/k/a Cooley LLP), New York, N.Y.

Associate – Corporate Restructuring & BankruptcyAugust, 2000 to May, 2005.

Baer, Marks & Upham, LLP, New York, N.Y. 

Associate – LitigationSeptember, 1999 to June, 2000; Summer Associate (1998).

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

For close to two decades, I have represented corporate debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, significant creditors, and investors in numerous out-of-court and court-supervised, U.S.-based and cross-border, restructuring matters. 

The following list represents a brief sampling of recent court-supervised restructuring cases in which I have led or had significant involvement:

  • In re Goodman & Dominguez (d/b/a Traffic) (chain of women’s shoe stores) (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
  • In re Banco Santos, S.A. (Brazilian bank in liquidation) (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
  • In re Simply Fashion Stores) (national chain of women’s apparel stores) (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
  • In re ASG, Inc. (international provider of software solutions) (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler, P.A.  ($1 billion+ Ponzi scheme) (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
  • In re Maguire Group Holdings, Inc. (provider of architectural, engineering, planning, and construction management services in the U.S. and Caribbean) (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
  • In re Independência S.A. (Brazilian exporter of beef products) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re PJ Finance Company LLC (U.S. and Canadian apartment complexes) (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Extended Stay Inc. (North American chain of extended stay hotels) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re W.C. Wood Corp., Ltd (Canadian manufacturer of refrigerators and freezers) (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Progressive Molded Products, Inc. (Canadian automotive subsystem supplier) (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re SPhinX, Ltd (hedge funds liquidating in the Cayman Islands) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Federal-Mogul Global, Inc. (manufacturer of auto parts and systems) (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Interliant, Inc. (provider of information technology) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)

EDUCATION

University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

  • Master of Science – Major Programme Management (part-time).  February, 2017 (expected).  Focus of research – Increasing the efficiency of restructuring large, US$1 billion+, cross-border, business entities. 

  • PGDip. – Organisational Leadership, September, 2014.  Focus of research – Developing methods of succession planning to protect value in international professional service firms.  Graduated with Distinction/Honors. 

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. 

PGDip. - Entrepreneurship.  Attended, 2015 (part-time).  Focus of research – Rethinking models of legal and financial, strategic approaches to maximize sustained competitive advantage for professional service firms.   

FGV-EAESP, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Global Executive Master of Business Administration.  August, 2011.  Graduated first in class.

Columbia University - Teachers College, New York, N.Y.  

Master of Arts in Education (International Educational Philosophy).  Attended part-time January, 2003 to December, 2006.

Yale University - Divinity School, New Haven, CT. 

Master of Arts in Religion.  May, 2002.  

Harvard University - Divinity School, Cambridge, MA. 

Master of Theological Studies.  June, 1995.  Teaching Fellow:Graduate Course – “Human Community & Human Rights”.

Brown University, Providence, R.I. 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  May, 1987.

 
Areas of Expertise
International Law
Litigation
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law (Commercial Law)