Ryan Messina

Ryan M. Messina


Ryan M. Messina


  • Overview


    Ryan M. Messina is an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group. His work encompasses assisting in the representations of debtors, committees and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Ryan also is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

    During law school, Ryan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Paul R. Wallace, of the Delaware Superior Court. He was selected as the 2020 William Prickett Corporate & Business Law award recipient and was recognized by The American Bankruptcy Law Journal for having earned the highest grade in a bankruptcy class at an ABA accredited United States law school.


  • Experience
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Presented with the Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year in the “mega” category (value: above $5 billion) as part of the Global M&A Network’s 15th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in recognition of serving as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) in the Mallinckrodt plc, et al. chapter 11 cases.

    • Publications


      "Is the ACA Penalty Entitled to Priority Treatment as a Tax Under the Bankruptcy Code?" co-authored with Andrew A. DePeau, published as a Consumer Corner piece in the October 2022 issue of the ABI Journal (October 2022)
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      "The Rising Trend in Administrative Claimants Programs Leading to “Agreement” to a Lesser Treatment in Major Retail Cases," co-authored with James F. Lathrop, National Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Volume 30, Issue 6 (December 2021)

      "Does Federal Common Law Define a Business Trust’s Eligibility for Chapter 11?" co-authored with Katherine M. Fix, published in the October 2021 edition of the ABI Journal

      "Pressed for Time: A Real Estate Purchaser's Right to Invoke Section 108(B) to Extend The Time for Performance When the Contract Provides That Time is of the Essence," co-authored with Andrew A. DePeau, published in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (December 2020)
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      "Section 510 — Subordination, Recent Developments," co-authored with Andrew A. DePeau and Patrick M. Birney, which was published in the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. (August 2020)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 20, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized During Global M&A Network's 2023 Turnaround Atlas Awards

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      • May 31, 2023

        Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group Lawyers Author Articles Included in "Best of ABI 2022 "

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      • October 20, 2022

        Andrew DePeau and Ryan Messina Author ABI Journal Article on ACA “Penalty” and the Bankruptcy Code

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      • October 11, 2021

        Katherine Fix and Ryan Messina Author Article on Business Trusts’ Eligibility for Chapter 11 Published in ABI Journal

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      • November 5, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Fall Class