Matthew V. SperoPartner
Matthew V. Spero represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lenders, principals, and landlords in business reorganizations, restructurings, acquisitions, and liquidations before the bankruptcy courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as in out-of-court workouts.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Bankruptcy, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Matt represents businesses in the electronics, health, construction, plastics, garment, automotive, and factoring industries. His clients include retailers, manufacturers, distributors, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate owners and developers, restaurants, physicians and medical practices, non-profits, unions, and health and welfare funds. Matt represents clients in matters as diverse as avoidance actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, assumption/rejection of executory contracts, and dischargability of debt.
Matt is a published author, having written for The Nassau Lawyer, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Law 360, and the Real Estate Finance Journal and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs.
He regularly provides pro bono representation, including to the indigent in landlord-tenant court, for which he was honored in 2013 by being named an “Access to Justice Champion” by the Nassau County Bar Association. In 2023 Matt was installed as the Assistant Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law (the educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association). He also currently serves as Secretary on the Nassau County Bar Association’s Nassau Academy of Law. He is the former Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, the former Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and formerly sat on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section. In 2022, Matt was named a VP on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
Matt is a former vice president and board member of the Chaminade Alumni Association and the former president of the Chaminade Businessmen’s Association. He also acted as a mentor in St. John’s University School of Law’s mentoring program and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Mentor New York, a non-profit that seeks to match up at-need youth with mentors. He is also a long-time youth sports coach and former member of the Executive Committee of the Plainview Little League Board of Directors.
Matt has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in 2014-2016 and 2022-2023. In March 2014, he was featured as “One to Watch” by Long Island Business News.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second CircuitBar Affiliations
Nassau County Bar Association – Treasurer – Nassau Academy of Law, Former Chair of Bankruptcy Committee
New York State Bar Association – Business Law Section, Former Executive Committee member, Former Chair of Bankruptcy CommitteeEducation
St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, a member of the National Moot Court team
Fairfield University, B.A.