Matthew E. Linder

Counsel, Chicago



Matt Linder is counsel in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice based in the Chicago office. Matt represents distressed companies and other parties in complex business reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings. His experience has included all aspects of negotiating, documenting and implementing restructuring strategies for clients through pre-packaged, pre-arranged and traditional Chapter 11 cases across various industries.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Cornell Law School
Northwestern University


Selected Representations of Distressed Companies

  • Boy Scouts of America in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Mattress Firm, Inc. in its pre-packaged Chapter 11 case.*
  • HCR ManorCare, Inc. in its pre-packaged Chapter 11 case.*
  • UCI International LLC in its Chapter 11 case.*
  • LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in its Chapter 15 and related Chapter 11 cases.*

Strategic Investor Representations

  • New Residential Investment Corp., a publicly traded REIT managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the forward mortgage servicing business of Ditech Holding Corporation.*
  • Central Maine & Quebec Railway, a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, in its acquisition of the assets of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd.*
  •  Wanxiang America in connection with its acquisition of the assets of Fisker Automotive and A123 Systems.*


* Matters prior to joining White & Case.