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Thomas Shiah focuses his practice on the corporate and transactional aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, debtor-in-possession financings, and restructurings and workouts. Mr. Shiah has experience representing clients in all aspects of the structuring, negotiation, financing and implementation of these transactions.  He also regularly represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors regarding the development and implementation of distressed investment strategies.

Representative Matters

Mr. Shiah's recent representations include:

  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (DIP lenders and ad hoc committee of noteholders)
  • ATI Education, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Avaya Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured creditors)
  • Bankruptcy Management Solutions (secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Caraustar Industries, Inc. (selling stockholders)
  • Grede Holdings LLC (selling members)
  • Haggen Holdings, Inc. (debtor)
  • Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. (debtor)
  • Mood Media (convertible noteholders)
  • STVT-AAI Education Inc. (asset purchaser)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (debtor)


  • Co-author, "Quadrant v. Vertin: Creditors Beware – Fiduciary Duty Protections Not as Protective as Some May Think," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 3, 2014
  • Co-author, "How Low Can You Go? Minimum Jurisdictional Threshold for U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases," ABI International Committee News, March 2012, Vol. 9, No. 2

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2011

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005