Skip to main content

J. Gregory Milmoe has experience on a broad range of corporate matters, including in-court and out-of-court restructurings, exchange offers, hostile and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and corporate financings including initial and secondary public offerings and transactions involving REITs. Greg draws on this experience to help fashion pragmatic, sometimes novel strategies for approaching his clients’ complex problems, often incorporating and adapting techniques from various legal disciplines. He has helped devise and refine many innovative restructuring techniques which have now become standard operating procedure. Long recognized as a “senior statesman” in the restructuring community, Chambers US has noted that Greg is “considered a dean of corporate restructuring and a leading authority on exchange offers,” and has characterized him as “one of the standard bearing icons of this industry.” In 2023, Greg received a lifetime achievement award from M&A Advisor recognizing his contributions to the restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance industry, and was elected to the Hall of Fame.


  • Bankruptcies, exchange offerings, and workouts
  • M&A involving troubled companies (“Stress M&A”)
  • Board and board committee representation



  • Debtors’ counsel in Perfumania°; CIT°; MF Global°; Refco°; Interstate Bakeries°; e-Spire°; Exodus Communications°; Aurora Foods°; Levitz°; ICG°.
  • Creditors’ Counsel in Source Interlink°; FGIC°; Nuvectra Corp.; Mabvax Therapeutics.
  • Exchange Offers and Workouts: Long Term Capital°; Everest Capital°; Harrah’s°; Realogy°; Revlon°; FECC°; Southland Financial°; Fairfield Manufacturing°; Alamosa°; Mirant°; ITC ^ DeltaCom°; Western Union°; Avianca; ACI Sudamerica.
  • Stress M&A: The NHL’s acquisition of the Phoenix Coyotes°; Verizon Wireless’ acquisition of NextWave°; McKesson’s acquisition of Foxmeyer Corp°; Fortress Investment Group’s acquisitions of Pinnacle, Brookdale and NBA°.
  • The Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers in its oversight of the post-bankruptcy liquidation of more than $85 billion of assets and distributions to creditors.°
  • The Independent Committee of the Board of Eagle Bulk Shipping in the company’s bankruptcy°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Milmoe prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from M&A Advisors and elected to the M&A Advisors “Hall of Fame”
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2006-2024
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Boston, 2020
  • Listed, WWL, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2014-2023
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500,"Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers," 2022, 2023
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500, “Leading Dealmakers of America” (2005 & 2007)
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500,"Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers," 2020
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2020-2021
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Finance - Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy) - Corporate, 2019 
  • Recipient, Spirit of Service Award, Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham University School of Law, October 2018
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (USA), “Senior Statesman,” 2012-2017; previously Band One
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, “National Senior Statesman,” and “New York Senior Statesman,” 2012-2017; previously Band One
  • Listed, Turnarounds & Workouts, “Top Restructuring Lawyers in America, 2007-2009
  • Listed, IFLR1000 United States, 2010 et seq.
  • Listed, Euromoney Expert Guides, Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2015
  • Named, a “Dealmaker of the Year,” by The American Lawyer in 2007
  • Listed, K&A Restructuring Register, 2004 et seq.
  • Listed regularly in Super Lawyers of New York, and Super Lawyers, Business Edition
  • Listed in Irish America’s, Legal 100 inaugural issue, 2008
  • Honored by the Partnership for Afterschool Education as its 2006 Afterschool Champion
  • Director Emeritus, Ice Hockey in Harlem
  • Director Emeritus, Partnership for Afterschool Education


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1975
    • Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • A.B., Cornell University, 1970
  • Massachusetts
  • New York