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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Marcia Goldstein

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Co-chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring department. Counsel for the Special Administrators of MF Global UK, National Public Finance in Puerto Rico restructurings and in multiple chapter 9 bankruptcy cases and certain CIT entities in bankruptcy cases of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway. Led Weil’s representation of MBIA in resolving complex significant claims against it. Other representations include: lead counsel for General Growth Properties, Extended Stay Hotels, Washington Mutual, WorldCom, and Parmalat. Also counsels hedge funds, private equity funds, financial institutions and other creditors in connection with major restructurings.


Cornell Law School (AB, magna cum laude, 1973); Cornell University (JD, cum laude, 1975).

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Leading lawyers

Marcia Goldstein - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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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