Oscar N. Pinkas is Chair of the New York Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. He focuses on out of court transactions and turnarounds as well as in-court practice and estate representations. Oscar advises clients in underperforming, distressed and special situations involving strategic, operational, or financial issues, with an emphasis on assisting sponsors, funds and their portfolio companies, including in M&A, equity or debt financing transactions, and any attendant disputes or litigation. His clients include private equity or special situation funds, their portfolio companies, other investors or purchasers, lenders, creditors’ committees, companies, indenture trustees and collateral agents.
As a result of his multi-faceted practice, Oscar is adept at understanding clients’ goals and helping to achieve them through the most complex of situations, while anticipating and navigating the interests of competing constituencies along the way. Client’s seek out Oscar’s dynamic leadership, creativity and practicality to help them navigate some of their most difficult, unique, or sensitive problems. Clients describe Oscar as a “pleasure to work with,” and regularly applaud both his “deft touch” and ability to “achieve the impossible,” while staunchly protecting their interests at every turn.
Oscar has been named an Emerging Leader in Insolvency by the American Bankruptcy Institute, an Emerging Leader in M&A, Financing and Turnaround by The M&A Advisor, a Top 50 Rising Star Dealmaker in the Americas by Global M&A Network, a Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney by Super Lawyers, and a Top Young Restructuring Attorney by Bankruptcy Law360.
Restructurings or transactions Oscar has been heavily involved in include: Accuride, ATP-UK, bebe stores, Deluxe Entertainment, Dura Automotive Systems, Fontainebleau, Gasfrac Energy, Global A&T Electronics, Lehman Brothers, Magnetation, Mesabi Metallics, Movie Gallery, NewComm Wireless, Ranger Offshore, Refco, 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
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Out-of-court restructurings and workouts
- Private equity
- Restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy