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Education

  • Lafayette College (A.B. 1978)
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1982, New York
  • 1982, Massachusetts

Robert J. Feinstein

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New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Robert J. Feinstein is the managing partner of the New York office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique. He represents debtors, creditors' committees, equity committees, acquirers, and examiners in business reorganizations and related litigation. He also has experience representing debtors, committees, foreign representatives, and other case constituencies in cross-border chapter 11 cases and chapter 15 cases.

Recent engagements include lead counsel to the official creditors’ committees in the chapter 11 cases of A&P, Sports Authority, Aeropostale, AMF Bowling Worldwide, Reddy Ice Corporation, Coach Transportation and Circuit City Stores; and conflicts counsel to the creditors’ committees appointed in the ResCap and Chrysler LLC cases. On the debtor side, he represents Digital Domain Media Group and represented boxer Mike Tyson and General Media, Inc., publisher of Penthouse magazine, in their chapter 11 cases. His crossborder representations include the Canadian receiver for Blockbuster Canada in its chapter 15 case, Digital Domain’s Canadian subsidiaries in pending recognition proceedings, the Canadian monitor in the Essar Steel case, and the Circuit City liquidating trust in the InterTAN proceeding under the CCAA. Mr. Feinstein also represented worldwide modeling agency Elite S.A. in the New York chapter 11 case of its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary.

Mr. Feinstein is an adjunct professor in the LL.M. Bankruptcy Program at St. John's University School of Law, associate editor of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, contributing editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2d, has authored numerous articles, and frequently lectures on bankruptcy topics. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Boston University School of Law. He holds an “AV Preeminent Peer Rating,” Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and is ranked among Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Vice chair, International Bar Association (IBA) Insolvency Section Reorganization & Workouts Subcommittee (2015-2016)
  • Member, International Insolvency Institute
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (2008-11)

Programs and Lectures

Norton Bankruptcy Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, St. John's University School of Law, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Turnaround Management Association, International Bar Association

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Publications

"Trustees: When Retaining Counsel, Don’t Forget About Special Counsel," 23 Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 22 (No. 3 Fall 2013); "Second Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (1992-2016); "Charitable Hospitals in Chapter 11," 1999 Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 25 (1999/2000); co-author with I. Scharf, "Update on the Role of Examiners in Chapter 11 Cases," 2004 Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 421 (2004); co-author, "LBO Litigation, Financial Projections and the Chapter 11 Plan Process," 21 Seton Hall Law Review 559 (1999)

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