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Edward Weisfelner

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Brown Rudnick LLP

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Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring


Ed Weisfelner is the head of Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He has over 30 years of experience representing official and ad hoc creditors’ and equity holders’ committees, individual creditors, indenture trustees, equity holders, and other parties in many of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Ed also regularly represents buyers of assets and claims in chapter 11 proceedings and has served as a court appointed mediator and examiner. Ed is a frequent lecturer in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. He is a five-time recipient of the “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers” award from Turnarounds & Workouts and was included as one of only 67 nationally recognized restructuring attorneys in the Eleventh Edition of The K&A Restructuring Register, a peer group listing selected by an advisory board of financial advisors, lawyers and private practitioners. He is also recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of bankruptcy law. Additionally, Ed is recognized as a leading Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights lawyer by Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America. Ed is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York and American Bar Associations, and the Turnaround Management Association.


Brooklyn Law School – J.D., with honors, 1982; New York University, Washington College – B.A., 1977

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

The well-regarded litigators at Brown Rudnick LLP specialize in contentious issues in the restructuring and bankruptcy area. The firm has a particular focus on representing hedge funds and other sophisticated distressed debt investors in disputes over the value of bankruptcy estates and avoidance, and also has experience arguing toward a change in case law. Working from New York and Boston, William Baldiga is managing director and can call on the expertise of practice group co-heads Edward Weisfelner in New York and Jeffrey Jonas, who splits his time between New York and Boston. Also notable in the team is New York-based Robert Stark, who is leading for the official creditors' committee of Exco Reasources. Exco filed for Chapter 11 in Houston, with a $2bn debt structure dominated by insider-creditors; the team conducted an in-depth investigation, including document discovery and depositions. The case is now being mediated by the chief bankruptcy judge. In another highlight, the firm is acting for the class of sexual assault victims in relation to the Chapter 11 filing of the Weinstein Company; the team's role involves voicing the interests and concerns of the victims and helping to formulate a Chapter 11 plan that will provide compensation.

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