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Christopher Guhin is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group. Chris represents individual and ad hoc groups of private equity funds, hedge funds, CLOs, investment managers and institutional investors in out-of-court and chapter 11 restructurings, DIP financing, litigation and distressed M&A transactions. Chris specializes in understanding the commercial realities of complex situations across a variety of industry sectors, and in developing and executing bespoke and creative strategies to maximize clients’ leverage and achieve their goals.


Representative Matters

Chris’ past and current representations include the following:

  • 21st Century Oncology (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • Aceto (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • American Renal Associates (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • Animal Supply Company (second lien lenders)
  • Avaya Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured creditors)
  • Bouchard Transportation (DIP lender)
  • Caesars (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Checkers (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Ferrellgas (ad hoc group of unsecured Opco noteholders)
  • Foresight Energy (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • General Motors Corporation (general unsecured creditor)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • Harland Clarke (ad hoc group of 2022 noteholders)
  • Hovnanian Enterprises (debt finance provider)
  • Interactive Health Services (second lien lenders)
  • iPayment Holdings, Inc. (special committee of board of directors)
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (derivatives counterparties)
  • Murray Energy (individual bondholder)
  • Murray Metallurgical (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • Permian Production Partners (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • Regional Health Properties, Inc. (term lender)
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Vantage Mobility International (term lenders)
  • VIP Cinema Seating (second lien lender)
  • Vyaire (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Preparing submissions to the ISDA Determinations Committee and an external review panel
  • Representing investment bank in contractual dispute with former employees of an Australian subsidiary
  • Providing regulatory advice with respect to the Volcker Rule and the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Representing two investment banks in a contractual dispute with a mutual client who failed to pay fees owed upon consummation of a tender offer


  • Co-author, “Foresight Energy Refinancing Results in Big Win for Stroock’s Clients,” Stroock Special Bulletin, May 2, 2017
  • Co-author, “‘Arrange, Negotiate or Execute’ – Guidance in SEC Final Rule on De Minimis Exception,” Stroock Special Bulletin, February 24, 2016
  • Co-author, “Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps: A Comparison,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 25, 2016
  • Co-author, “New ‘Intel’-igence on ISDA ‘Loss’ Definition,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 14, 2016
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in the Regulatory Treatment of Bitcoin,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 2016
  • Co-author, “CFTC Cross-Border Margin Proposal,” Stroock Special Bulletin, July 20, 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Turnarounds & Workouts, Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer

Admitted To Practice

New York

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


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008

A.B., Brown University, 2005