Nicholas A. Marten

Nick is an Associate in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice, where he focuses on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy matters. 
Nicholas Marten, Associate, New York at Arent Fox LLP

Nick represents committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, liquidating trustees, and indenture trustees.

Client Work

Nick's client work includes:

  • Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the restructuring of Shoreline Energy LLC
  • Representation of a creditor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.

Previous Work

Immediately prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Drain, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.  With Judge Drain, he gained experience working on large complex Chapter 11 cases, such as The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., and attended numerous mediations.

Nick also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  While attending the St. John’s Bankruptcy LL.M. program, Nick interned with the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Professional Activities

Nick is a member of the:

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

He also participates as a judge in the preliminary rounds of the annual Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2024)

Life Beyond the Law

Nick is an avid baseball fan and enjoys cooking, hiking, bicycling, and photography.


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