Rob’s practice focuses primarily on representation of corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture and securitization trustees, lessors, and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation.

Rob is admitted to practice in the US District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, the District of New Jersey, the Western District of Michigan, the District of New Mexico and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits.

Rob serves as pro bono chair of the firm’s New York office and serves on the firmwide Pro Bono Leadership Committee. He has counseled numerous pro bono clients over the years including the Alliance for Positive Change f/k/a AIDS Service Center NYC, and United States Coast Guard service members.

Relevant Experience

  • Restructuring counsel to Empire Generating Co, LLC in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Restructuring counsel to Lightning Dock Geothermal HI-01, LLC in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Simplexity, LLC in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Counsel to Syncora Guarantee Inc. in connection with its acquisition of American Roads LLC in prepackaged Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Restructuring counsel to Raser Technologies, Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Restructuring counsel to Ciena Capital LLC, at one time the third largest SBA lender, in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Restructuring counsel to Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization, LLC, a privately owned sub-prime mortgage investor and servicer, in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Restructuring counsel to U.S. Energy Systems, Inc., a publicly traded energy company, in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel to various non-debtor parties in bankruptcy litigation matters including avoidance actions brought under chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2009-Present
  • Federal Bar Council, 2009-Present

Awards & Recognition

  • Leadership Team, Restructuring Deal of the Year for the Chapter 11 of O.W. Bunker Debtors, The International M&A Advisor Awards, 2017
  • Recipient of 15th Annual M&A Advisor Award for The Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $100 million) for serving as lead counsel for The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the District of Connecticut
  • Recipient of the M&A Advisor’s 11th Annual Turnaround Award for The Energy Deal of the Year (over $500 million) for serving as lead counsel for The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the District of Connecticut
  • Recipient of the M&A Advisor’s 11th Annual Turnaround Award for The Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $500 million) for serving as lead counsel for The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the District of Connecticut
  • Selected as a “Rising Star,” New York Super Lawyers, 2015 through 2019

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