O’Melveny Worldwide

Matthew L. Hinker focuses his practice on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings representing debtors, creditors, purchasers, lenders and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy litigation. Matthew’s experience includes a number of industries, including retail, restaurant, hospitality, energy and manufacturing.

Complex Financial Restructurings

  • Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority in debt restructuring under PROMESA.
  • Oil and gas contractor in the restructuring of more than $500 million in debt through out-of-court restructuring.
  • Mexican satellite company Satélites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. in restructuring of more than $400 million in debt through prepackaged Chapter 11 case.
  • D + W Fine Pack in the sale of certain divisions and the out-of-court restructuring of the company’s balance sheet.

Representative Debtor Representatives

  • Aerospace Holdings, Inc., a aerospace component manufacturer.
  • Last Call Guarantor, LLC and several of its affiliates, the owners of Fox & Hound and Champs Kitchen & Bar restaurant chains.
  • SFX Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries, producers and promoters of live electronic dance music.
  • Allens, Inc., a large producer of canned vegetables.
  • Liberty Healthcare Group, Inc. and its affiliates, a provider of medical and health care products.
  • Indiana Downs, LLC, and its affiliates, the owner and operator of a racetrack and casino.
  • GameTech International, Inc. and its affiliates, a designer and manufacturer of computerized gaming equipment.
  • BackYard Burgers, Inc., and its subsidiaries, a fast casual restaurant chain and franchisor 

Representative Lender/Creditor Representations

  • Secured creditor and postpetition lender to Nine West Holdings
  • Secured creditor and postpetition lender to Frederick’s of Hollywood
  • Secured creditor and postpetition lender to JW Resources, Inc.
  • Secured creditor and postpetition lender to Anna’s Linens, Inc.
  • Secured creditor, postpetition lender and purchaser of Eastern Outfitters LLC.
  • Secured creditor and postpetition lender to Sega Biofuels, LLC.
  • Postpetition lender to Hipcricket, Inc.
  • Purchaser of EuroFresh Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Delaware


  • University of Maryland, J.D., 2008: cum laude
  • Villanova University, B.A., 2004: cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States, Finance - Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) - Corporate (2018-2019)
  • Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” (2015-2017)

Professional Activities


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Co-Author, “Risk Mitigation for Private Equity Sponsors,” New York Law Journal (September 19, 2016)