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Sayan Bhattacharyya is a partner in Stroock’s Financial Restructuring Group and regularly represents ad hoc and official creditor committees, debtors, DIP lenders, indenture trustees and bank agents, individual creditors, acquirers, and equity holders, in in-court and out-of-court restructuring, refinancing and default scenarios. Sayan also routinely advises investor clients on the capital and organizational structure of distressed companies, drawing upon an array of legal disciplines, to assist clients with the development and implementation of sophisticated distressed investment strategies and the analysis and negotiation of complex debt documentation.

Sayan’s clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors. Super Lawyers and IFLR1000 both have recognized Sayan as a “Rising Star.”

Representative Matters

  • AAC Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • AMF Bowling (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders)
  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (debtor)
  • Avaya, Inc. (ad hoc group of first and second lien creditors)
  • Bankruptcy Management Solutions (secured lenders)
  • Boston Generating (ad hoc committee of mezzanine lenders)
  • Brookstone, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Citadel Broadcasting Corporation (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Colt Defense (pre-petition secured lender and DIP lender)
  • Dana Corporation (ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • Delta Mills, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • FairPoint Communications, Inc. (hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • FiberTower Corporation (ad hoc committee of first lien noteholders)
  • Golden Gaming, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders)
  • Haggen Holdings (debtor)
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp (ad hoc committee of noteholders in out-of-court exchange)
  • Indiana Downs (secured noteholders)
  • IndyMac Bancorp (indenture trustee)
  • Lear Corporation (ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • Loehmann’s (debtor)
  • Monitronics (ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders)
  • OnCure Holdings (DIP lenders and ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • PCA International (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Panavision, Inc. (secured lenders and acquirers)
  • Pliant, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Solutia, Inc. (rights offering backstop providers)
  • Targus, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Toys-R-Us, Inc. (ad hoc group of FILO DIP lenders)
  • Tropicana Entertainment (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Tropical Sportswear Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders and plan sponsors)
  • US Oncology (secured noteholders and indenture trustee)
  • Vertis, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • IFLR 1000, Rising Star
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2021 Turnaround of the Year: Mid-Size Company for American Addiction Centers
  • The M&A Advisor, 2021 Restructuring of the Year ($500M - $1B) for American Addiction Centers


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


Sayan has authored a number of articles on matters of bankruptcy law and issues affecting the distressed marketplace.

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., Columbia Law School, 2004

B.A., Columbia College, 1996