University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987

University of Michigan, with distinction, B.B.A.,1982


New York


American Bankruptcy Institute

American College of Investment Counsel

Turnaround Management Association

Larry Halperin is a partner in Chapman's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, and Co-Office Leader of the firm's New York office.

Larry focuses his practice on financial restructuring of distressed companies, high yield and distressed debt transactions, commercial lending transactions and event-driven mergers and acquisitions. He typically represents agents, private funds, investment banks and financial institutions in connection with their investments in, and financings transactions to, mid-cap companies. Larry has counseled clients who desire to acquire portfolio companies in need of restructuring by acquiring a majority of the distressed debt. He has also counseled lenders in connection with an orderly exercise of remedies to achieve a practical, business oriented restructuring solution for the company and the acquiring fund. He also advises clients participating in the global secondary market for troubled and non-performing loans and claims.

Larry speaks at industry conferences on distressed investing and restructuring topics and also lectures to restructuring classes for undergraduate business and MBA students. In addition, Larry has co-authored two case studies, one of which has been published. The case studies highlight restructuring concepts and have been presented in business schools and at industry conferences.

Larry is also a CPA.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a private fund in its acquisition in the secondary market of senior secured loans and executed strict foreclosure resulting in the client owning a portfolio company
  • Represented private fund in the acquisition of a leading producer of fresh and processed pork and turkey products
  • Represented private fund in its investment in a structural steel fabrication business 
  • Represented independent director in connection with a strict foreclosure by senior secured lenders
  • Represented private fund in the acquisition of a global manufacturer of complex assembled components and finished products servicing the datacenter, automotive, energy and industrial markets 
  • Represented a lender in connection with its bridge loan to a coal company and the restructuring of such loan
  • Represented private fund in connection with its bid in a 363 bankruptcy sale
  • Represented Agent of four-member syndicate in a restructuring of an integrated temperature controlled logistics services business
  • Represented private fund in connection with its investment in a company organized to purchase receivables of a state government 
  • Represented private fund in the acquisition of subordinated secured notes of aircraft holdings company 
  • Represented private funds in connection with its sale of a trailer company
  • Represented mezzanine lender of its purchase of a securitized senior loan to a residential real estate complex
  • Represented mezzanine lender in connection with a restructuring of a sausage manufacturer



  • Moderator, "363 Bankruptcy Sales," 2016 ACIC Fall Conference. October 20 – 21, 2016.
  • Moderator, "An Interactive Negotiation of a Distressed Company Restructuring," 6th Annual Bank and Financial Institutions Special Assets Forum on Real Estate, C&I and SBA Loans. September 15 – 16, 2016.
  • Co-Presenter, "Remedies for Distress: Nuances of the 363 Sale Process," The Loan Syndications and Trading Association's CLE Seminar. New York. April 19, 2016.
  • Panelist, "An Interactive Negotiation of a Distressed Company Restructuring," American Bankruptcy Institute's VALCON 2016. Las Vegas. March 14 – 16, 2016.
  • Panel Moderator, "Lending — Exit Financing and Various Debt Structures," Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor's 14th Annual Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference. New York City. November 2, 2015.
  • Panelist, "An Interactive Negotiation of a Distressed Company Restructuring," American Bankruptcy Institute's VALCON 2015. Las Vegas. February 25 – 27, 2015.
  • Panel Co-Moderator, "Can We Work This Out?" 2014 ACIC Spring Conference. Chicago. April 25, 2014.
  • Panelist, "Distressed Investments: Lessons from the Experts." 2014 TMA Spring Conference. New York City. February 4, 2014.
  • “363: Bankruptcy Code Provision or New Ferrari Model?,” 2012 TMA Spring Conference
  • "Legal Overview: The Latest Developments in Commercial Bankruptcy Law," 2011 Distressed Debt Conference
  • American Conference Institute — 2nd National Forum on Commercial Loans
  • 32nd Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law
  • Second Annual Distressed & Turnaround Investment
  • Distressed & Turnaround Investment Conference
  • "Loan to Own: Exercising Lender Remedies as an Alternative to Bankruptcy," seminar
  • "Loan-to-Own Strategies of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms"
  • University of Michigan Entrepreneur Club

Honors & Awards

  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer," Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014
  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer," Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013