Overview

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, distressed investors, ad hoc committees, private equity firms, and other investors with respect to public, private, and portfolio 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 been recognized for his work by numerous national publications. Chambers USA has annually recognized Steven as a leading lawyer, praised by sources as “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 “40 Under 40–Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice” by the American Bankruptcy Institute, cited by sources 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 has also been 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, and 2021. 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 has served as a guest lecturer and has moderated panel discussions on 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.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

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).

Seminars

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.

Memberships & Affiliations

INSOL

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Illinois

Education

  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude

    Article Editor, Michigan Law Review

    Semifinalist, Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition

  • University of MichiganM.A., Applied Economics

    Major in Finance

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