Oscar N. Pinkas is Chair of the New York Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and a member of the Corporate and Finance Practices. He focuses on transactions (front-end and back-end) as well as turnarounds, including in-court practice and estate representations. His clients include investors, purchasers, lenders/noteholders, creditors’ committees, companies, indenture trustees and collateral agents.
Oscar has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America, a Top Restructuring & Turnaround Professional, and an Emerging Leader in M&A, Financing and Turnaround. In addition, many transactions or restructurings Oscar has led have received awards due to the outsized results obtained. Those accolades equally show the breadth and depth of skill and experience of his practice groups at the firm, with Greenberg Traurig’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group named “The Elite” and Corporate/M&A Group named “Highly Regarded” by Chambers USA.
Oscar advises clients in situations in or out of court involving strategic, operational, or financial issues, with an emphasis on assisting investors, sponsors, lenders/noteholders and funds deploy, manage, exit and recover on their investments, including in M&A, equity or debt (primary or secondary) transactions, growth, realignment, optimization and turnaround of companies, capital recoveries (including workout, taking ownership and foreclosure), and any attendant disputes or litigation. His work is domestic and cross-border in nature, having advised on transactions and situations on 6 continents, involving up to 12 countries in any given instance and over 25 different countries in total.
Oscar is adept at understanding clients’ goals and pursuing them through the most complex of situations, while anticipating and navigating the interests of competing constituencies along the way. Clients seek out Oscar’s dynamic leadership, creativity and practicality to help navigate their most difficult, unique, or sensitive problems as he can approach situations both as a fierce competitor and with a deft touch, with the goal of protecting his clients’ interests at every turn.
Restructurings or transactions Oscar has been heavily involved in include: abc carpet & home, Accuride, A. Stucki & Co., ATP-UK, bebe stores, Brazos Electric, Deluxe Entertainment, Dura Automotive Systems, Erickson, Fenix Parts, Fontainebleau, Gasfrac Energy, Global A&T Electronics, Lehman Brothers, Magnetation, Mesabi Metallics, Movie Gallery, NewComm Wireless, Ranger Offshore, Refco, Revlon, Sanjel, Sea Containers, Sheridan Production Partners, Tropicana Entertainment, VIVUS, Walter Energy, Westpoint Home and Young Broadcasting.
- Cross-border restructuring matters
- Distressed M&A, investing, and debt trading
- Insolvency litigation and enforcement
- Noteholder/loan recovery/workouts
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Out-of-court restructurings and workouts
- Private equity
- Restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy
The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.