Alexander P. McBride

Senior Counsel

New York

  • Southern District New York
  • Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

  • Tulane Law School, JD 2007 - Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude, Tulane Law Review
  • Macalester College, BA History and Political Science, 2002, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Alexander P. McBride is a seasoned commercial litigation attorney who has prosecuted and defended a multitude complex commercial actions from inception to appeal.  Mr. McBride spent nearly a decade at a top-tier Am Law 100 global law firm, where he defended numerous high-profile securities and structured finance litigations, SEC and DOJ investigations, congressional inquiries, and Chapter 11 adversary proceedings. Mr. McBride also served as national counsel for a major corporate trustee advising on business risk and strategy and has represented investors and trustees in interpleaders and other complex indenture disputes.

More recently, Mr. McBride served as counsel at the prestigious boutique law firm, where he litigated as both plaintiff and defendant a wide-range of commercial matters including complex contracts, corporate, securities, real estate, insurance and trust litigation in both state and federal courts.  Highlights included representing a borrower in a sixty-million dollar CMBS loan dispute, representing insureds in multi-million dollar insurance claims including in a recent trial with Judge Jed Rakoff at the Southern District of New York, letters of credit and other banking disputes, real property disputes and foreclosures, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, restrictive covenant disputes and corporate divorces. Earlier in his legal career, Mr. McBride clerked for Judge Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington DC.

He is experienced in representing clients from a variety of industries including financial institutions, high-net worth individuals, manufacturers, real estate developers, real estate brokers, professional services firms and a variety of business corporations and LLCs.

 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

  • Obtained recent dismissal of a claims for tax refunds in a Manhattan real estate deal
  • Obtained recent victory in limited issue trial before Judge Rakoff against insurer in a multi-million dollar claim for stolen fine art
  • Defeated motions to dismiss a complex banking claim regarding dishonor of letter of credits
  • Secured a favorable settlement of a restrictive covenant dispute concerning a major accounting firm
  • Obtained default judgment in bankruptcy adversary proceeding concerning payment of debts
  • Defeated summary judgment in declaratory action by insurer to disclaim coverage for personal injury claim
  • Obtained summary judgment against corporate officers in major REIT securities/derivative consolidated actions
  • Secured a favorable settlement of third-party claims brought by guarantor against law firm primary obligor
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing major banks and hedge funds in high-profile CDO fraud actions stemming from the financial crisis

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • The Constitutionality of and Need for Mortgage Moratoria in the Context of Hurricane Katrina, 81 Tul. L. Rev. 1303 (2007)
  • The Supreme Court (PBS series) multiple case profiles for the network’s online companion site.

 

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