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Jayme Goldstein is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group, serves as the leader of its “Restructuring” Business Unit and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 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 is regularly listed by Chambers USA and has been hailed by clients as “easy to work with, proactive, thoughtful in coming up with solutions and responsive.” He was also selected by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2019 as one of its twelve “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers”, after previously being listed for three years in a row (2014-2016) as one of its their “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” under the age of 40. Jayme was also named by M&A Advisor as one of its “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders”, 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.

Representative Matters

Jayme’s recent representations include the following:

  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • Aceto (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ad hoc bondholder group and DIP lenders)
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Ames Department Stores, Inc. (debtor)
  • Animal Supply Company (ad hoc group of second lien lenders)
  • 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 group)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Constellis Holdings, LLC (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Curo Financial Technologies (ad hoc noteholder group)
  • Dana Corp. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Delphi Corp. (debtor)
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. (debtor)
  • 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)
  • GC Services (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc convertible bondholder group)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (indenture trustee)
  • Harland Clarke (ad hoc group of secured noteholders)
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • Indianapolis Downs (DIP/secured lender)
  • Interactive Health Services (ad hoc group of second lien lenders)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • LightSquared, Inc. (secured lender)
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Morris Publishing Group (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Motorsports Aftermarket Group (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Murray Metallurgical Coal Holdings (DIP/secured lender)
  • NANA Development Corp. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Neff Corp. (ad hoc term lender group and acquirer)
  • OnCure Medical (ad hoc bondholder group and DIP lenders)
  • Panda Liberty (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Panda Patriot (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Panda Temple I (ad hoc term lender group and DIP lenders)
  • Patriot Coal Corp. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Permian Production Partners, LLC (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Pliant Corp. (ad hoc bondholder group and DIP lenders)
  • Quigley Company, Inc. (legal representative for future asbestos personal injury claimants)
  • RathGibson, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group, acquirer and DIP lenders)
  • Refco, Inc. (chapter 7 trustee)
  • RenfroSocks (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Revlon (ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders)
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (debtor)
  • Swift Energy (indenture trustee)
  • Targus Group International, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. (ad hoc term lender 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 group)
  • Vertis, Inc. (II) (indenture trustee)
  • VIP Cinema Seating (second lien lender)
  • Warren Resources, Inc. (ad hoc noteholder group)
  • Washington Inventory Service (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (debtor)
  • Xinergy Corp. (secured lender)

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers New York: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Future Star”
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • IFLR1000: Americas Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings, “Leading Lawyer”
  • The Legal 500, Nationally Recommended
  • The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards,” Legal Advisor Category
  • New York Law Journal, “Distinguished Leader”
  • Super Lawyers, “Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney”
  • Turnarounds & Workouts, “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer”
  • Turnaround & Workouts, “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer”
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2020 Transaction of the Year: Large Company


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

Speeches & Events

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


Jayme has written a number of articles covering issues present in the distressed marketplace. Recent publications include:

  • “Foresight Energy Refinancing Results in Big Win for Stroock’s Clients,” Stroock Special Bulletin
  • Aurelius Decision: Creditors of an Insolvent Texas Company Can’t Sue Directors Until After It’s Too Late,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
  • “‘Allied’ May Expand Circumstances for Reopening a Bankruptcy Auction,” New York Law Journal
  • “Post-Petition Lock-Up Agreements and Designation Standards Clarified,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • “Circus & Eldorado Joint Venture: Court Rules on ‘Bad Faith’ for Vote Designation,” New York Law Journal
  • “Amended Bankruptcy Rule 2019 Goes Into Effect,” Stroock Special Bulletin

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