Vivian M. Arias

Vivian M. Arias

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    900 Third Avenue
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10022-4728 USA
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Vivian Arias focuses her practice on representing institutional lenders, including national banks, special servicers, and investment banks, in creditors' rights litigation, insolvency, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, as well as loan restructurings and workouts. She also represents corporate and individual parties in contract and commercial disputes in arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.


  • Represented national banking associations, through special servicers, in federal and state court commercial real estate foreclosure proceedings in New York and New Jersey

  • Resolution of institutional lender's claims against borrower for breach of contract, conversion, and fraudulent conveyance in action before the Southern District of New York

  • Represented individual and corporate Chapter 11 debtors in various aspects of their bankruptcy proceedings, including preparation of first day motions for restaurant group, negotiation of real estate documentation for national entertainment company, and obtaining confirmation of Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for luxury hotel

  • Obtained temporary restraining order form the Supreme Court of the State of New York in connection with the representation of the plaintiff in a partnership dispute

  • Represented national lender in restructuring of multi-million dollar loan secured by Lower Manhattan commercial property through special servicer, including subordinate notes, mezzanine loan, and intercreditor agreement

Prior Experience

  • Legal Intern, Judge Donald C. Pogue, Court of International Trade


  • New York Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); 2011-2018

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Real Estate); 2017-2018

  • Empire State Counsel®, New York Bar Association

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, National Hispanic Bar Association

  • Member, Association for the Bar of the City of New York

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2016