Sean D. Malloy


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Sean focuses his practice on bankruptcy, workouts, creditors’ rights and commercial transactions. He represents debtors and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy proceedings (primarily Chapter 11 reorganizations), workouts and other commercial matters. Sean is chair of the firm's Creditors' Committee Practice Group.

Cases / Matters

  • AFA Foods, et al. (Creditors' Committee)
  • Forum Health, et al. (Debtor)
  • Large continuing care retirement community (Borrower)
  • U.S. Concrete, et al. (Creditors' Committee)
  • FormTech Industries, et al. (Creditors' Committee and Creditor Trust)
  • The Antioch Company (Debtor) 
  • Hydraulic Technologies, Inc. (Debtor)
  • In re Huffy Corporation, et al. (Creditors’ Committee and Creditor Trust) 
  • North Oakland Medical Center (Creditors’ Committee and Creditor Trust) 
  • In re Ideal Electric Company (Creditors’ Committee and Creditor Trust) 
  • Barzel Industries, et al. (Creditors' Committee)
  • Waco Equipment Co., et al. (Creditors' Committee)
  • In re ProCare Automotive Service Solutions, LLC (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re Amcast Industrial, et al. (Creditors’ Committee and Liquidation Trust) 
  • In re DT Industries, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re Republic Technologies International, LLC (Debtor) 
  • In re James River Coal Company (Creditors’ Committee and Liquidation Trust) 
  • In re Cold Metal Products, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re Federal Forge, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re Gliatech, Inc. (Debtor) 
  • In re AG Industries, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re DeVlieg Bullard II, Inc. (Debtor) 
  • In re American Paper Group, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee) 
  • In re Fretter, Inc. (Debtor) 
  • In re Gantos, Inc. (Debtor)


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1993)
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1990)

State Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association



  • “18th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop,” American Bankruptcy Institute, Traverse City, Michigan, June 2011
  • “Bankruptcy Basics and the Revisions to the Bankruptcy Code,” Flat Rolled Steel Credit Group Educational Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2005
  • “Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts,” American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2010-2014) 
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars (2005-2007)
  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2012-2015)
  • Named leader in Ohio Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Chambers USA (2012-2014)
  • 600 Superior Avenue, East
    Suite 2100
    Cleveland, OH 44114