Seth Van Aalten

Partner

+1 212 479 6104
svanaalten@cooley.com

Seth Van Aalten practices in the areas of corporate restructuring and creditors' rights, with an emphasis on the representation of official committees of unsecured creditors and other parties in complex commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in industries including retail, manufacturing, metals and mining, media, technology, health care, food and beverage, airlines, and hotels.  Seth has significant experience litigating issues involving solvency, valuation, financing and cash collateral contests, section 363 asset sales, recharacterization, equitable subordination, substantive consolidation, and similar disputes.

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I have worked with Mr. Van Aalten on several official creditors' committees in Chapter 11. His involvement in the Mervyn's committee was extraordinary which resulted in a significant recovery to unsecured creditors. Seth is very professional and knowledgeable in his handling of committee matters, and I consider him to be one of the finest young attorneys in the country. – Daniel Pevonka, RR Donnelley
Education

  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, 2003

  • Binghamton University
    BA, cum laude, 2000


Admissions & Credentials

New York

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers Under 40 in New York

    New York Super Lawyers

Contact

+1 212 479 6104 office
+1 212 479 6275 fax
svanaalten@cooley.com

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-7798