Sayan Bhattacharyya focuses on corporate and financial restructuring and regularly represents ad hoc committees of bondholders and bank lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, debtors, individual creditors, acquirers, DIP lenders, equity holders, indenture trustees and bank agents in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and default scenarios.

Mr. Bhattacharyya represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors in in-court and out-of-court restructuring scenarios. He also advises these clients on the development and implementation of distressed investment strategies.


Mr. Bhattacharyya's recent representations include the following:
  • AMF Bowling (ad hoc committee of secured lenders)
  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (debtor)
  • Astoria Generating (second lien lenders in covenant default)
  • Bankruptcy Management Solutions (secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Boston Generating (ad hoc committee of mezzanine lenders)
  • Brookstone, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders in out-of-court exchange offer)
  • Calpine Corporation (indenture trustee in litigation)
  • Citadel Corporation (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Colt Defense (secured lender and DIP lender)
  • Dana Corporation (ad hoc committee of bondholders)
  • Delta Mills, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • FairPoint Communications, Inc. (ad hoc committee of bondholders)
  • FiberTower Corporation (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Golden Gaming, Inc. (secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders)
  • Haggen, Inc. (debtor)
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp (ad hoc committee of noteholders in out-of-court exchange offer)
  • Indiana Downs (secured noteholder)
  • IndyMac Bancorp (indenture trustee)
  • Lear Corporation (ad hoc committee of bondholders)
  • Loehmann’s (debtor)
  • OnCure Holdings (DIP lenders and ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Panavision, Inc. (secured lenders and acquirers in out-of-court restructuring)
  • PCA International (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Pliant, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Solutia, Inc. (rights offering backstop providers)
  • Targus, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Tropicana Entertainment (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Tropical Sportswear Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (secured noteholders and plan sponsors)
  • US Oncology (bondholders and indenture trustee in litigation)
  • Vertis, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)


Mr. Bhattacharyya has been named as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2014-2016.


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


Mr. Bhattacharyya has authored a number of articles on matters of bankruptcy law and issues affecting the distressed marketplace.


New York, 2007

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


J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004

B.A., Columbia College, 1996


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