Elizabeth TaverasAssociate

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Elizabeth Taveras focuses her practice on corporate and financial restructuring and represents bondholders, lenders and other creditors, acquirers, investors, DIP lenders, official creditors’ committees, equity holders and debtors in restructurings of financially distressed companies in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court financial restructurings. 

Ms. Taveras also represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors in the development and execution of distressed investment strategies.

Ms. Taveras serves as co-chair of the firm’s Attorneys of Color Affinity Group.  She is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Ms. Taveras is fluent in Spanish.

Representative Matters

  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (debtor)
  • ATI Education, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Avaya, Inc. (ad hoc group of second lien and first lien holders)
  • BPZ Resources, Inc. (debtor)
  • Brookstone, Inc. (DIP lender/ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • FiberTower Corporation (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Haggen Holdings, Inc. (debtor)
  • Indianapolis Downs, LLC (ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • LightSquared, Inc. (secured lender)
  • School Specialty, Inc. (DIP lender/ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • SFX Entertainment, Inc. (DIP lender/ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Veritas Financial Partners (selling stockholders)


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2017
  • Member, Pro Bono Council, Sanctuary For Families, 2014–present 


  • Co-author, "What Conduct is Required to Designate Votes Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 1126(e)?" Norton Annual Survey, 2014
  • Co-author, "The Preemption of Contractual Anti-Assignment Provisions in Bankruptcy: A Survey of Cases from FCX to Federal-Mogul," Norton Annual Survey, 2013

Admitted To Practice

New York, 2011; New Jersey, 2010

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2011; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2011


J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2010

B.A., New York University, 2007