Jayme T. GoldsteinPartner

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Jayme Goldstein is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group, and serves as one of its three national Practice Group Leaders. Jayme has significant experience in advising ad hoc groups of hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, large investment managers and other financial institutions in complex in-court and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Jayme is routinely recognized by industry-leading publications. He was listed by Chambers USA in its 2017 Leading Lawyers for Business and was hailed by clients as “easy to work with, proactive, thoughtful in coming up with solutions and responsive.” He was also selected by Turnarounds & Workouts for three years in a row (2014-2016) as one of its 12 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” under the age of 40; named by M&A Advisor in 2015 as one of its “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders”; and declared a “Leading Lawyer” by the IFLR1000, a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation and a “New York Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers (after initially being named a “Rising Star”).

Focusing on matters that require deep knowledge of corporate finance, capital markets and litigation, Jayme has played an integral role in some of the largest restructuring and bankruptcy matters in the country. He takes pride in devising creative and commercial solutions to challenging situations – as demonstrated in his highly successful litigations concerning coal industry giant Foresight Energy (a widely publicized change-of-control litigation on behalf of holders of the Company’s $600 million senior unsecured notes, ultimately leading to a consensual out-of-court restructuring) and U.S. Oncology (a protracted make-whole premium dispute on behalf of holders of the Company’s $775 million senior secured notes); and fulcrum security creditor groups in chapter 11 proceedings recently commenced by 21st Century Oncology, a major integrated cancer-care provider, and Panda Temple Power, a natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric power generation facility.

Representative Matters

Jayme’s recent representations include the following:
  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee and DIP lenders)
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Ames Department Stores, Inc. (debtor)
  • Appvion, Inc. (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders)
  • ATI Education, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Atlantic Express Transportation Corp. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • BioScrip, Inc. (ad hoc term lender group)
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center (debtor)
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation (secured lender)
  • Caraustar Industries, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Centro Properties Group (secured lenders)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Constellis Holdings, LLC (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Curo Financial Technologies Corp. (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • Dana Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Delphi Corp. (debtor)
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. (debtor) 
  • Eclipse Aviation Corp. (secured lenders)
  • Edmentum (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Empire Generating Co. (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Enron Corp. (debtor)
  • Foresight Energy LLC (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • Garden Fresh (secured lender)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc convertible bondholder committee)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (indenture trustee)
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • Indianapolis Downs (DIP/secured lender)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • LightSquared, Inc. (secured lender)
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Morris Publishing Group (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Motorsports Aftermarket Group (ad hoc term lender committee)
  • NANA Development Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Neff Corp. (ad hoc term lender committee and acquirer)
  • OnCure Medical Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee and DIP lenders)
  • Panda Temple I (ad hoc term lender group and DIP lenders)
  • Patriot Coal Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Pliant Corp. (ad hoc bondholder committee and DIP lenders)
  • Quigley Company, Inc. (legal representative for future asbestos personal injury claimants)
  • RathGibson, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder committee, acquirer and DIP lenders)
  • Refco, Inc. (Chapter 7 trustee)
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (debtor)
  • Swift Energy (indenture trustee)
  • Targus Group International, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • United Distribution Group Inc. (ad hoc term lender group)
  • US Oncology (indenture trustee as plaintiff in “make whole” premium litigation)
  • Vertellus Specialties Inc. (secured lender)
  • Vertis, Inc. (I) (ad hoc bondholder committee)
  • Vertis, Inc. (II) (indenture trustee)
  • Warren Resources, Inc. (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • Washington Inventory Service (ad hoc term lender committee)
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (debtor)
  • Xinergy Corp. (secured lender)

Honors & Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, “Future Star”
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • IFLR1000, America’s Financial and Corporate Law Firm rankings, “Leading Lawyer”
  • The Legal 500, Nationally Recommended
  • The M&A Advisor’s 2015 “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards,” Legal Advisor category
  • New York Law Journal, “Distinguished Leader”
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”
  • Named an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts for three consecutive years (2014-2016). This award, given to only 12 select lawyers nationally, recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who are leaders in the bankruptcy field.


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

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, “Restructuring Dynamics When Hedge Funds and Private Equity ‘Liens In,’” Distressed Investing Conference, Turnarounds & Workouts, November 2016
  • Speaker, “Current Industry Trends/Industries to Watch,” Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring, November 2014
  • Speaker, “Canadian and U.S. Issues in Cross-Border Financing Transactions,” Ontario-New York Legal Summit, Toronto, March 2014
  • Speaker, “The Pros and Cons of Offshore Centres – Warning Signs of Hedge Fund Failures,” American Bar Association Conference, Grand Cayman, January 2014
  • Speaker, “Current Restructuring, Liquidation and Litigation Issues,” Campbells Cayman Fund Focus Conference, Grand Cayman, November 2013


Jayme has written a number of articles covering issues present in the distressed marketplace. Recent publications include:
  • Co-author, “Aurelius Decision: Creditors of an Insolvent Texas Company Can’t Sue Directors Until After It’s Too Late,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2014
  • “‘Allied’ May Expand Circumstances for Reopening a Bankruptcy Auction,” New York Law Journal, December 9, 2013

Admitted To Practice

New York

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., Cornell Law School, 2002; Associate Editor, Cornell Law Review

B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1999