Financial Restructuring

We are recognized as one of the nation’s leading financial restructuring teams by Chambers USA and other leading industry publications for our “strong overall practice” and “culture of getting deals done.”

We represent sophisticated financial institutions, including hedge funds and private equity funds at the core of today’s market, in high profile and complex bankruptcy matters. Our experience includes chapter 11 restructurings; DIP, exit and rescue financings; out-of-court restructurings; rights offerings; distressed M&A and Bankruptcy Code section 363 sales; high yield loans; private placement investments and corporate governance matters. We are especially active in the oil and gas, power, TMT, retail, health care, gaming, entertainment and for-profit education industries, and are one of the few teams that advises on the interplay between insolvency and commodities and derivatives.

With nearly 50 lawyers, including tax, debt finance and litigation practitioners, we have built our reputation by devising creative solutions to transition distressed companies into recovery. We are also adept at deploying targeted and high-impact litigation strategies, often involving ground-breaking areas of the law, to help our clients with multidimensional negotiations.

Recent Notable Matters

  • Cenveo Corporation: Representing an ad hoc group of first lien noteholders in the $1 billion restructuring of Cenveo, one of the largest printing and envelope companies in the United States.
  • Empire Generating Co. LLC: Representing an ad hoc group of lenders representing over 75% of the secured lenders to Empire Generating Co., a 635MW natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric power generation facility located in Rensselaer, NY.
  • Hovnanian Enterprises: Represented GSO Capital Partners LP as a debt finance provider to New Jersey-based homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. in connection with structuring a series of refinancing and related derivatives transactions.
  • Seadrill Ltd. and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.: Representing an ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders in Seadrill’s $8 billion chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in the Southern District of Texas, the largest chapter 11 filing of 2017.
  • Toys “R” Us, Inc.: Represented the ad hoc group of FILO DIP lenders to Toys “R” Us in connection with the company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The FILO DIP lender group collectively held a majority of the loans outstanding under a $450 million DIP loan facility made available to fund the company’s North American operations.
  • Focus On

    The Legal 500 Honors Seven FR Lawyers, Elevates Group Ranking

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    Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes
    National Financial Restructuring Group,
    Five Lawyers Listed as Leaders in the Field

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    Jonathan D. Canfield Selected for Second Consecutive Year as Turnarounds & Workouts “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer”

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    Kristopher Hansen Ranked Band 2 by Chambers Global 2018

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Lawyers In This Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Shahzadi B. Ahmed Associate New York

Shahzadi B. Ahmed
Associate
New York

Christian C. Benante Law School Graduate New York

Christian C. Benante
Law School Graduate
New York

Sayan Bhattacharyya Partner New York

Sayan Bhattacharyya
Partner
New York

Micah W. Bloomfield Partner New York

Micah W. Bloomfield
Partner
New York

Jonathan D. Canfield Partner New York

Jonathan D. Canfield
Partner
New York

Lucas T. Charleston Partner New York

Lucas T. Charleston
Partner
New York

Alex Cota Partner New York

Alex Cota
Partner
New York

Abigail L. Debold Associate New York

Abigail L. Debold
Associate
New York

Andrew P. DeNatale Of Counsel New York

Andrew P. DeNatale
Of Counsel
New York

Daniel A. Fliman Partner New York

Daniel A. Fliman
Partner
New York

Matthew G. Garofalo Associate New York

Matthew G. Garofalo
Associate
New York

Erez E. Gilad Partner New York

Erez E. Gilad
Partner
New York

Daniel P. Ginsberg Special Counsel New York

Daniel P. Ginsberg
Special Counsel
New York

Alon M. Goldberger Special Counsel New York

Alon M. Goldberger
Special Counsel
New York

Jayme T. Goldstein Partner New York

Jayme T. Goldstein
Partner
New York

Mayer Greenberg Partner New York

Mayer Greenberg
Partner
New York

Michael Greenblatt Law School Graduate New York

Michael Greenblatt
Law School Graduate
New York

Christopher Guhin Associate New York

Christopher Guhin
Associate
New York

Kristopher M. Hansen Partner New York

Kristopher M. Hansen
Partner
New York

Samuel W. Hurt Associate New York

Samuel W. Hurt
Associate
New York

Marni M. Isaacson Associate New York

Marni M. Isaacson
Associate
New York

Brian P. Kelly Partner New York

Brian P. Kelly
Partner
New York

Lewis Kruger Of Counsel New York

Lewis Kruger
Of Counsel
New York

Emily L. Kuznick Associate New York

Emily L. Kuznick
Associate
New York

Joanne Lau Associate New York

Joanne Lau
Associate
New York

Brett Lawrence Partner New York

Brett Lawrence
Partner
New York

Austin S. Lilling Partner New York

Austin S. Lilling
Partner
New York

Elizabeth A. Loonam Associate New York

Elizabeth A. Loonam
Associate
New York

Jeffrey S. Lowenthal Partner New York

Jeffrey S. Lowenthal
Partner
New York

Samantha Martin Special Counsel New York

Samantha Martin
Special Counsel
New York

Curtis C. Mechling Of Counsel New York

Curtis C. Mechling
Of Counsel
New York

Frank A. Merola Partner Los Angeles

Frank A. Merola
Partner
Los Angeles

Sherry J. Millman Special Counsel New York

Sherry J. Millman
Special Counsel
New York

Harold A. Olsen Special Counsel New York

Harold A. Olsen
Special Counsel
New York

Kenneth Pasquale Partner New York

Kenneth Pasquale
Partner
New York

Marija Pecar Associate New York

Marija Pecar
Associate
New York

Salvatore A. Perrotto Associate New York

Salvatore A. Perrotto
Associate
New York

Jason M. Pierce Associate New York

Jason M. Pierce
Associate
New York

Brian R. Rogers Associate New York

Brian R. Rogers
Associate
New York

Tess Sadler Law School Graduate New York

Tess Sadler
Law School Graduate
New York

Gabriel Sasson Associate New York

Gabriel Sasson
Associate
New York

Isaac S. Sasson Associate New York

Isaac S. Sasson
Associate
New York

Matthew A. Schwartz Partner New York

Matthew A. Schwartz
Partner
New York

Thomas J. Shiah Associate New York

Thomas J. Shiah
Associate
New York

Mark A. Speiser Partner New York

Mark A. Speiser
Partner
New York

Claude Szyfer Partner New York

Claude Szyfer
Partner
New York

Elizabeth Taveras Associate New York

Elizabeth Taveras
Associate
New York

Jeffrey D. Uffner Partner New York

Jeffrey D. Uffner
Partner
New York

Brian M. Wells Associate New York

Brian M. Wells
Associate
New York

Odelia J. Yott Associate New York

Odelia J. Yott
Associate
New York