PRACTICE AREAS


Erez Gilad specializes in bankruptcies and corporate restructurings, and has extensive experience advising hedge funds, private equity firms, bondholders, lenders and other investors in connection with distressed investments as well as in-court and out-of-court restructurings. He focuses on the representation of ad hoc and official creditor committees, and is known for his commercial approach as well as for his effective litigation strategies.

Mr. Gilad has also guided his clients to successful outcomes in groundbreaking areas of the law that have resulted in a number of published decisions of first impression within the bankruptcy context.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Some of Mr. Gilad's notable representations include the following:
 
  • Adelphia Communications Corporation (ad hoc committee of subordinated noteholders)
  • Advanced Glassfiber Yarns I (official creditors’ committee)
  • AES Eastern Energy, L.P. (ad hoc committee of holders of secured pass-through certificates)
  • American Gilsonite Company (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)
  • AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders)
  • Aquilex (ad hoc senior noteholder committee)
  • Brookstone Company, Inc. (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)
  • Calpine (ad hoc committee of subordinated noteholders)
  • Caraustar Industries, Inc. (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • Dayton Superior (official creditors’ committee)
  • Enron (significant financial institution and member of official creditors’ committee)
  • FairPoint Communications (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • FLYi (significant noteholder)
  • Formica Corporation (official creditors’ committee)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (majority PIK noteholder)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company I (ad hoc convertible noteholder committee)
  • Harry & David (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Industrias Unidas, S.A. de C.V. (significant trade creditor)
  • Interep (significant noteholder)
  • Interstate Bakeries I (substantial equity holder)
  • Keys Fitness (secured lender)
  • Kodak (FUJIFILM Corporation)
  • K-V Pharmaceutical Company (official creditors’ committee)
  • Loral Space & Communications (largest noteholder)
  • Magnolia Energy (100% equity holder)
  • Mobile Energy (substantial noteholder)
  • Neenah Enterprises (ad hoc noteholder committee and DIP lenders)
  • New Gulf Resources, LLC (ad hoc noteholder committee and DIP lenders)
  • NextWave (substantial equity holder)
  • Pliant I (ad hoc committee of first lien noteholders)
  • Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • Sonic Blue, Inc. (ad hoc committee of senior noteholders)
  • Tropicana Entertainment (official creditors’ committee)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts  (debtor) 
  • Warren Resources, Inc. (ad hoc noteholder committee)

HONORS & AWARDS

Mr. Gilad has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States.

SPEECHES & EVENTS

  • Speaker, "Attempted Hostile Takeovers in Bankruptcy: DBSD, Philadelphia Newspapers, MGM, Tribune," 13th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute, May 6, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "Stroock Prevails in Subordination Dispute Over Post-Petition Interest," Stroock Special Bulletin, September 9, 2013
  • Co-author, "Amended Bankruptcy Rule 2019 Goes into Effect," Stroock Special Bulletin, December 7, 2011
  • Co-author, "ABN Amro Bank NV v. MBIA Inc. — New York Court of Appeals Allows Policy Holders' Fraudulent Conveyance and Common Law Claims Against MBIA to Continue in State Court," Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, October 2011

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York, 2001; New Jersey, 2001

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


EDUCATION

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 2000; Member, Cardozo Law Review

B.A., Yeshiva University, 1995