Nicole Greenblatt represents debtors, creditors, equity holders and investors in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and special situation investments or acquisitions. Nicole’s practice includes advising clients with respect to business operations in Chapter 11, advising senior managers and boards of directors of financially troubled companies with respect to restructuring strategies; providing advice relating to mass tort and environmental liabilities of financially troubled companies; providing advice, negotiating and structuring financings and other commercial transactions; and advising clients seeking to purchase businesses and related assets out of Chapter 11 proceedings. Nicole has a broad range of experience across a number of industries and has represented clients in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters.
Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Nicole as a leading lawyer in its 2014–2018 editions. Most recently, sources noted that Nicole “is effective at managing large cases,” has a “very practical way of looking at things,” and that “she explains the law but then offers suggestions to solve the issue.” Prior editions of Chambers applauded her as an “intelligent and effective practitioner” who is “passionate, smart, with the right balance of aggression and consensual deal-making ability” and “incredibly straightforward and very responsive.” Clients reported to Chambers that Nicole is “an exceptional attorney.” Nicole was also recognized in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.
Nicole was recently profiled in Crain’s New York inaugural list of the Best Women Attorneys in NYC for 2018. Law360 recently selected Nicole as its “MVP of the Year” for Bankruptcy in 2017. In 2016, Nicole was selected as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts, one of 12 individuals selected under the age of 40 for accomplishments in corporate restructuring. She was also selected by Law360 as one of nine Bankruptcy “Rising Stars for 2015” in its list of top attorneys under 40. In May 2014, the New York Times Magazine recognized Nicole as one of the New York metro area’s Outstanding Young Women Lawyers and Super Lawyers magazine selected her as a “Rising Star” in the area of bankruptcy and creditor rights for 2013–2014.
Nicole recently acted for an ad hoc committee of noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Arcapita Bank, which was recognized by The American Lawyer as the 2014 Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency (Middle East). The Chapter 11 cases of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. and Tronox Incorporated, where Nicole acted as one of the lead restructuring partners, were both selected by Turnarounds & Workouts as two of the top ten “Successful Restructurings of 2010.” The Reader’s Digest was also recognized by the Global M&A Network as “Large Pre-Packaged Reorganization of the Year” at their Turnaround Atlas Awards in 2011. In 2011, Nicole was also selected as one of the top thirty nominees nationwide to participate in the inaugural Next Generation Program at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, which was designed to attract up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys who will become the leaders of the next generation of practitioners.
"Mass Tort Chapter 11 Cases" chapter in Weil, Gotshal & Manges Reorganizing Failing Businesses (updated in 2006) (co-author)
"District Court Addresses Parameters of Section 1146 of the Bankruptcy Code," Weil, Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, June 2006; re-published in Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, December 2006
"Ninth Circuit Declines to Determine Whether Creditors' Motivation is Relevant to Court's Consideration of Creditors' Request for a Substantial Contribution Award," Weil, Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, October 2004
“Momentive Aftermath,” American Bankruptcy Institute 10th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, Panelist, May 24, 2018
"Turnaround and Distressed," Columbia Business School 19th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, Panelist, February 15, 2013
"Advising Distressed Businesses and Business Bankruptcy Cases," New York State Bar Association, Speaker, December 13, 2012
"Reader's Digest Case Study: Completing a Multi-National Restructuring through the Crest and Trough of the Global Credit Crisis," The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Fifth Annual Distressed Investing and Restructuring Conference, Panelist, April 15, 2010
Memberships & Affiliations
Turnaround Management Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
New York City Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Committee
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2003New York
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Fordham University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2002Order of the Coif
- University of MichiganB.B.A., Economicswith Distinction1999