Brian Trust leads Mayer Brown’s Global Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice. He focuses on representing large institutional creditors, including agent banks, lending syndicates, insurance companies and other investors.
Brian has extensive experience in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions of financially distressed companies, acquisition and divestiture of claims against and equity interests in distressed companies, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and cross-border insolvencies.
Ranked year after year by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, clients praise Brian for his “wealth of restructuring experience” and “superior ability to thoroughly analyze complex issues from both the legal and the business sides,” and applaud him for doing a “fantastic job on complex work.”
Brian is lauded for his “great reputation in the bankruptcy and restructuring community,” described as “very bright, client-oriented, attentive and very practical,” and respected for his strategic view that focuses on meeting client objectives.”
The Legal 500 USA highlighted Brian for numerous years for his corporate restructuring work, commending Brian for being “extremely responsive” and “technically very strong,” and noting that he “knows the issues important to banks” and has “excellent judgment.”
Additionally, Brian is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and, for over ten years, New York Super Lawyers has recognized Brian as a top lawyer in the area of “Creditor Debtors Rights: Business.”
Recognized as a thought leader, Brian is a frequent lecturer and author on novel and complex bankruptcy and reorganization topics. He is also frequently interviewed by the media for his views on innovative and timely reorganization topics.
- Brooklyn College, City University of New York, BA
- New York University, MA
- New York Law School, JD, cum laude
- New York
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc.
- The American Bankruptcy Institute
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