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Leo Muchnik focuses his practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, distressed M&A, and liquidations. He represents debtors, purchasers, landlords, creditors, trustees, and plan administrators in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Leo has experience in numerous industries, including retail, entertainment, and hospitality.



  • Represented MUJI U.S.A. Limited in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization during COVID-19.
  • Represented DIP lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Francesca’s Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries.
  • Represented Raven Capital Management in its purchase of a 45-film library from the Open Road bankruptcy estates.
  • Represented ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, an Illinois non-profit corporation which owns the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.
  • Represented SFX Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries--producers and promoters of live electronic dance music events--in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented purchaser/DIP lender in its acquisition of an e-commerce retailer.
  • Represented mobile communications company with respect to disputes over trademark license and supply agreements, and in defending against bondholders’ objection to plan.°
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of a multibillion-dollar REIT and one of the largest Chapter 7 cases ever filed.°

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

  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, Summer 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2017-2021
  • Member, teams working on deals that received the following awards:
    • The M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($75MM to $100 MM)” for Raven Capital’s acquisition of certain assets of Open Road Films, 2020
    • Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Awards, “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Mid-Market)” for Raven Capital’s acquisition of certain assets of Open Road Films, 2019
    • Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, “Chapter 11 Restructuring, Mid-Market Segments (100-250)” for the restructuring of Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2019
    • TMA Chicago/Midwest Awards Program, “Small Transaction of the Year” for the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2018
    • Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Entertainment Services Restructuring of the Year" for the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for SFX Entertainment, 2017


  • J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2012
    • Member, Fordham Law Review

  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, The College of New Jersey, 2009
    • Phi Beta Kappa

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York