• 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 J. Crew, Whiting Petroleum, Ascena Retail Group, Ditech, Jevic Transportation, The Weinstein Company, Open Road Films, Cobalt International Energy, Bon-Ton Stores, 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 represented Digital Domain Media Group, boxer Mike Tyson, and General Media (publisher of Penthouse magazine) in their chapter 11 cases. His cross-border representations include the Canadian receiver for Blockbuster Canada in its chapter 15 case the Canadian monitor in the Essar Steel case.

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. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law every year since 2018. Additionally, he was listed by The Lawdragon as one of the 2023 and 2022 "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers" and one of the 2020 "500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers."


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Vice chair (2015-16), co-chair (2016-), International Bar Association Insolvency Section Reorganization & Workouts Subcommittee
  • Member, International Insolvency Institute
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (2008-11)

Programs and Lectures

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



"Second Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (1992-2020); "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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