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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Gary Holtzer

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, corporate governance, financings and acquisitions involving distressed situations. Lead role in company side restructurings includes Endeavour International, LodgeNet, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, General Growth, Highland Hospitality, Nortek, Pilgrim's Pride, Panolam, TI Auto, Vertis Holdings, Silicon Graphics, and Parmalat. Represented investors, lenders and purchasers in the following, Dendreon, City of Detroit, Energy Future Holdings, Aquilex, Ener1, Penton Media, Circuit City, Sea Containers, Calpine, Montgomery Ward, Kmart, Comdisco, and Conseco Finance. Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law; Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.


Cornell University; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Extremely experienced in all aspects of restructuring transactions’ and possessing a ‘very strong team’, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is among the very best firms for insolvency matters. The ‘smart, easy-to-work-with’ practice can ‘negotiate through a complicated transaction methodically to reach great results’. Gary Holtzer is co-chair of the firm’s business finance and restructuring department alongside Ray Schrock and the ‘calm but forceful’ Matt Barr; both based in New York. Also notable are Houston-based Alfredo Pérez, whose ‘knowledge of the process helps clients get through the court in minimal time’, Marcia Goldstein and Garrett Fail in the New York office, and new arrival Ryan Preston Dahl, who joined in New York from Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The practice is representing Sears Holdings Corporation and certain of its affiliates in its Chapter 11 proceedings, which commenced recently in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The department also led for Takata Corporation in the Chapter 11 of Takata's main subsidiary TK Holdings and certain of its affiliates; the matter required parallel proceedings in the US, Japan and Canada, as well as separate out-of-court sales in several other jurisdictions, and the resolution included a $650m settlement and the $1.6bn sale of Takata to Key Safety Systems. Other key clients for the firm are Westinghouse Electric, Claire’s Stores and iHeartRadio.

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