Erez E. GiladPartner

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Erez Gilad focuses on corporate restructurings and bankruptcy. He has extensive experience advising hedge funds, private equity firms, bondholders, lenders and other investors in connection with distressed investments and asset acquisitions, special lending situations, creditor-rights litigation, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. He focuses on representing ad hoc and official creditors’ committees, and is known for his commercial and effective litigation strategies.

Erez has 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.

The Legal 500 has named Erez among its nationally recommended lawyers in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring.

Representative Matters

Some of Erez’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)
  • Cenveo, Inc. (ad hoc committee of first lien noteholders)
  • 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)
  • iPayment Holdings, Inc. (special committee of Board of Directors)
  • 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)
  • Seadrill Limited (ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • SFX Entertainment, Inc. (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders)
  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

Admitted To Practice

New York; New Jersey

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


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

B.A., Yeshiva University, 1995