Jeffrey S. Sabin

Partner
Sabin Jeffrey
Jeff Sabin, provides clients with creative solutions to complex issues affecting distressed entities worldwide. Jeff manages high-profile Chapter 11 and 15 bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and debt restructuring transactions, and provides and implements strategies to achieve client goals in reorganization. Jeff assists public and private companies, lenders, committees of secured and unsecured creditors, bondholder and noteholders' committees, board directors, investors, and acquirers. He has an accomplished track record guiding these clients through proceedings involving notable U.S. and multinational companies. 

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Experience

Representative Matters

Bankruptcy Proceedings

  • Represents the Official Unitholders Committee in the Woodbridge Chapter 11 cases
  • Represents Capital Royalty Group as secured lenders in multiple cases, including Synergy Pharmaceuticals
  • Represented Wexford Capital as a significant creditor and member of the Creditors Committee in the Breitburn Energy Chapter 11 cases
  • Represented owners and Façonnable in its successful equity out-of-court restructuring
  • Represents multiple talent/artists in the Weinstein proceedings
  • Represented official creditors' committees in Immunicon Corp. and Global Power proceedings
  • Represented secured creditors in General Motors, Chrysler, Spansion, Lyondell, and Nanogen proceedings
  • Represented numerous unsecured creditors and counter-parties in Lehman proceedings
  • Represented Pimco as secured creditor and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender in Energy Future Holdings proceedings
  • Represented creditors and lead plan financers in Lightsquared proceedings
  • Represented a large public company in defense of a multi-billion-dollar fraudulent transfer action in Tronox proceedings
  • Represented official creditors’ committee and Liquidating Trustee in LandAmerica proceedings
  • Represented buyer of assets in Kodak proceedings
  • Represented the official creditors’ committee and litigating trustee in BearingPoint proceedings
  • Represented a secured lender in Pacific Energy Resources proceedings
  • Represented a lead lending group in Chapter 11 cases and reorganization in TBS Shipping proceedings
  • Represented pre-petition and DIP lenders in TLC Vision proceedings
  • Represented steering committee of secured lenders in MGM Studios proceedings
  • Represented the buyer of a Japan servicing business in Capmark proceedings
  • Represented pre-petition and DIP lenders in Worldspace, Inc. proceedings
  • Represented an official creditors’ committee in Riverstone Networks proceedings
  • Represented ad hoc bondholders’ committee in PRG Schultz proceedings
  • Represented official creditors’ committee in Alliance Entertainment proceedings
  • Represented official creditors’ committee in Rockefeller Center Properties proceedings
  • Represented Metamor bondholders’ committee in PSI Net proceedings
  • Represented convertible bondholders’ committee in Chiquita proceedings
  • Represented senior noteholders’ committee in United Companies proceedings
  • Represented debtors and a reorganized public company in Metrocall-USA Mobility proceedings 
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with off balance sheet financings, and collateral sales in Enron proceedings
  • Represented plan proponents and buyers of assets in Formica proceedings
  • Represented one of the largest creditors in Adelphia proceedings
  • Represented the board of directors in Flyi proceedings 
  • Represented board of directors in Genuity proceedings 
  • Represented the acquirer of hospitals in Primary Health Systems proceedings 
  • Represented the board of directors in Liberty House proceedings
  • Represented a plan funder-buyer of assets in Olympia & York proceedings
  • Represented a proponent-funder of the plan of reorganization in Integrated Resources proceedings
  • Represented the funders of plan of reorganization in Allegheny International proceedings
  • Represented the proponent of the plan of reorganization in Sharon Steel Corporation proceedings

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. cum laude Boston College Law School 1977
    • Executive articles editor, Boston College International Law Review (1976–1977)
  • B.A. magna cum laude Cornell University 1974
  • B.S. Cornell University 1974

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy 
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Former chairman, NYCBA, Subcommittee on Fraudulent Conveyance Law
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency, and Bankruptcy Professionals 
  • Chaired and taught numerous legal education and professional programs
  • Authored many published articles and outlines on bankruptcy and related topics
  • Executive articles editor, Boston College International Law Review, 1976 - 1977
  • Director of Globalization of Justice 
 

Recognition
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  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2017 - 2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012, 2014 - 2019
  • Recognized in Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2010 - 2017
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, National, 2015 - 2017
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, New York, 2009 - 2018
  • Included in Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, New York, 2012 - 2017
  • Included in Legal 500, Corporate Restructuring, 2011 - 2012
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers, 2012
  • Finalist, National Public Justice Award, 2007
 

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Co-led counsel in securing a precedent-setting ruling against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on behalf of a class of almost one million people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina