A ‘brilliant and creative lawyer,’ ‘unflappable,’ and ‘always looking three steps ahead.’ - Chambers USA

Steven Serajeddini is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group based in New York.

Steven advises companies, ad hoc committees, private equity firms, and other investors with respect to public and private companies in financial distress, including liability management transactions, exchange transactions, amend and extend transactions, refinancings, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Steven has been involved in some of the largest and most complex liability management transactions and corporate restructurings of all time.

Steven has recognition for his work by numerous national and international publications. Chambers USA has annually recognized Steven as a leading lawyer, praised by sources as “very intelligent and highly technical lawyer,” “an intelligent legal mind,” “expertly guiding us through the restructuring process,” and “always thinking of strategy to move forward.” Steven has been recognized as a ‘Key Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 and as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IFLR1000. Steven was previously recognized as a member of the “40 Under 40” by the American Bankruptcy Institute, cited as “the consummate tactician in challenging restructurings. He can see around corners to anticipate issues and is able to find common ground in the most complex and contentious situations.” He was also recognized as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts. He has been recognized as a runner-up for “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer and cited as leading Turnaround & Workouts “Successful Restructurings” in 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. He received an award for Turnaround of the Year, 2023, for his work on Pipeline Health Systems. He has been profiled in the “They’ve Got Next” series by Bloomberg Law, the “Bankruptcy Spotlight” series by LevFin Insights, and other publications.

Steven is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and writer on restructuring-related topics. He has published articles in notable industry publications, including Journal of Corporate Renewal and Law360, among others. Steven also regularly serves as a guest lecturer,  moderator, and panelist on liability management, restructuring, and distressed investing at a number of schools and industry forums, including the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and INSOL.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “The Future of Chapter 11,” Wharton-Harvard Insolvency and Restructuring Conference, September 2023.

Interview, LevFin Insights Bankruptcy Spotlight Series, September 2022.

Moderator, “Distressed Hedge Funds: Perspectives on the Past Year and Beyond,” The 17th Annual Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Conference, April 9, 2021. 

Speaker, “Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts,” PLI, January 31, 2019.

Speaker, “The Cost-Cutting Imperative and Restructuring Strategies for Hospitals and Health Systems,” BRG Healthcare Restructuring Conference, April 9, 2018.


Co-Author, “Two Recent Complex Cases Demonstrate the Value of Mediation in Building Consensus,” Journal of Corporate Renewal, April 2022. 

Contributing Editor of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice.

Co-Author, Uncertainty In Complex Real Estate Restructurings, Law360 (March 2012).

Co-Author, A Practitioner’s Guide to Prepackaged Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute (2011).

Note, Loss Causation and Class Certification, 108 Mich. L. Rev 255 (2009).

Memberships & Affiliations


American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude

    Article Editor, Michigan Law Review

  • University of MichiganM.A., Applied Economics

    Major in Finance

  • University of WaterlooB.A.S., Computer Engineering