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Lowenstein Sandler Appoints Senior Counsel in Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department

September 25, 2020, 09:10 AM

Brent Weisenberg has joined Lowenstein Sandler as senior counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department.

Weisenberg’s practice focuses on advising businesses and their stakeholder constituencies during periods of financial challenge and special situations, including in the negotiation and implementation of complex commercial transactions, the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets, and the prosecution and defense of commercial litigation. He has extensive experience counseling official and unofficial committees across a wide array of industries, including retail, real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, manufacturing, and technology.

Weisenberg also has particular experience in the wind-down of private equity and hedge fund vehicles. Prior to joining Lowenstein, he was selected by a court-appointed receiver to serve as General Counsel to the Platinum Partners family of hedge funds, where he worked extensively with the receiver’s outside counsel and financial advisors, as well as with Platinum’s portfolio managers, to unwind what was asserted to be a fund valued at more than $500 million.

“Having worked extensively with members of the Lowenstein team in the past, I am thrilled to now become a part of their sophisticated bankruptcy practice. I look forward to joining forces so that I can assist the team in continuing to develop innovative solutions to the many urgent matters facing businesses during these uncertain times,” says Weisenberg.

Jeffrey Cohen, Vice Chair of the department, says, “It feels fantastic to be reuniting with Brent. Having previously been colleagues with him for more than a decade, I know the positive impact he will have on our practice. I look forward to integrating Brent into the Lowenstein platform and our white-hot debtor and committee practices.”

Kenneth A. Rosen, Chair of Lowenstein’s bankruptcy department, says, “Brent’s unique experience serving as general counsel to Platinum Partners and its receiver, the former chief judge of the Eastern District of New York’s bankruptcy court, not only helped him solidify his ability to solve the business and financial issues facing entities today but allowed him to gain an unmatched perspective on the wind-down of private equity and hedge fund vehicles, a sector where we are seeing increasing volatility.”

Also adding to its restructuring and insolvency capabilities, Latham & Watkins  with international financings and restructuring expertise from Allen & Overy in Madrid, while Armstrong Teasdale reeled in a team of  in Missouri, all this month.

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