Jeff is Sullivan's Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group Leader. His practice consists of representing debtors, hedge funds, private equity funds, financial institutions and trade creditors in restructuring distressed companies. Jeff works with clients in a variety of industries, including financial, energy, healthcare, automotive, retail, telecommunications and manufacturing. He regularly advises boards of directors in distressed situations and provides counsel to parties to credit default swap transactions. Jeff also represents professional athletes in connection with identifying investment, licensing and branding opportunities, as well as advising on business formation, partnership agreements and joint ventures.

Jeff was named a New York Super Lawyer for the years 2013-2017 as well as a "Rising Star" in 2011 and 2012. He was also recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in 2014, and was selected by Turnarounds & Workouts as an "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer" in 2012.

Representative Client Work

  • Represent 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries as post effective date bankruptcy counsel in their Chapter 11 cases
  • Represent GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., as special litigation counsel, in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represent GPB Capital Holdings in the Insightra Medical, Inc. Chapter 11 case
  • Represented General Growth Properties in the Fairway Markets Chapter 11 case
  • Represented KPMG Netherlands in the Soundview Elite Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders of Black Elk Energy Offshore, Inc.
  • Represented Boomerang Systems, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented NII Holdings, Inc., in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented James River Coal Company in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented The Mortgage Partnership of America in the ResCap Chapter 11 case
  • Represented JEC Capital in the Kit digital, Inc. Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Borders Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases
  • Represented the Official Committee of Former Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Chapter 11 case
  • Represented the Official Creditors' Committee of Capmark Financial Group, Inc.
  • Represented Anderson News, LLC in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Cozumel Caribe, S.A. de C.V. in its Chapter 15 case
  • Represented the Portrait Corporation of America in its Chapter 11 case
  • Represented the Official Creditors' Committee of Refco, Inc.
  • Represented the Trade Committee in Delphi Corporation Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Fortress Credit Corporation, as Bank Agent in Pappas Telecasting Incorporated Chapter 11 case
  • Represented the Committee of Preferred Stockholders in Innovative Communications Corporation's Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Silver Point Capital in Galvex Corporation Chapter 11 case
  • Represented Sunbeam Corporation, Enron Corporation and APW Ltd. in their Chapter 11 cases
  • Represented the Official Creditors' Committee of ANC Rental Corporation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • J.D., honors with distinction, Hofstra University School of Law
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University

Community Engagement

  • Turnaround Management Association

Awards & Honors

  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2019)
  • Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, Turnarounds & Workouts (2012)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
  • "Rising Star," New York Super Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • "Rising Star," Law360 (2014)

Seminars & Presentations

  • Panelist, "Bankruptcy and Law Firm Economics: Lessons for Practitioners from the Recent Law Firm Liquidation and Reorganization Cases," 24th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Cumberland School of Law (October 4, 2013)
  • Panelist, "Ethics Hour: Navigating Ethical Challenges and Fiduciary Duties," Distressed Investing Conference (November 28, 2012)

Practices

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