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 and turnarounds as well as in-court practice and estate representations. His clients include investors, purchasers, lenders, creditors’ committees, companies, indenture trustees and collateral agents.
Oscar advises clients situations in or out of court involving strategic, operational, or financial issues, with an emphasis on assisting investors, sponsors 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 portfolio companies, capital recoveries (including workout and foreclosure), and any attendant disputes or litigation. His work is equally 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 helping to pursue 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 them navigate some of their most difficult, unique, or sensitive problems. Clients describe Oscar as a “pleasure to work with,” able to adapt to and manage any situation, 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, Brazos Electric, 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
- Loan recovery/workouts
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Out-of-court restructurings and workouts
- Private equity
- Restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy