Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Exclusive published by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list features a respected, successful, and innovative group of 25 consultants, 25 investment bankers and 50 lawyers from the global restructuring and turnaround communities this year.

Highly competitive process begins with evaluating firms and any “Turnaround Atlas Awards” winning transactions closed during the 2022/23 year. Selection is then narrowed to a professional from the firm based on their experience, differentiated expertise, among additional attributes. Typically, only one professional is selected from the firm per year.

Join us in congratulating top performing professionals and the firm’s they represent!

Craig Martin

Craig has spent his legal career working on complex distressed situations. He has represented numerous parties in a variety of cases, including equity committees, committees of unsecured creditors, bank groups, indenture trustees and debtors. He has also advised purchasers of assets in bankruptcy auctions and court-approved sales and frequently provides bankruptcy-specific advice in complex mergers and acquisition situations involving distressed entities. While Craig has appeared in bankruptcy courts all across the US, his work frequently focuses on cross-border situations. He has acted as counsel in cases in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, Spain, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Africa, the UK and Argentina.

Craig advised on a number of award-winning transactions, including China-based off-shore restructuring of Luckin Coffee at the Turnaround Atlas Awards earlier this year.

Ron E. Meisler

Ron regularly represents companies experiencing financial difficulties, purchasers of and investors in distressed companies, lenders to and creditors of troubled companies and creditors’ committees in connection with all stages of complex restructurings throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

David J. Molton

David focuses his practice in complex financial, commercial and mass tort litigation matters in federal, state and bankruptcy courts in the United States, and he represents foreign liquidators, official committees of creditors, unofficial ad hoc committees of creditors and interested parties in financial fraud and mass tort related litigations and bankruptcies in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions.

Alejandro Sainz Orantes

Alejandro was a founding partner of Cervantes Sainz, a firm that was spun off into Sainz Abogados. He is also a member of the Financial, Corporate Governance and M&A practices. He has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in the practices of Commercial Bankruptcy, Cross-border Restructuring, Financing and Corporate Reorganizations, complex corporate governance issues and in the purchase and sale of assets in complex or special situations. Alejandro has represented clients from various industries, nationally and internationally, public and private companies, as well as ad-hoc committees of international holders of bonds as well as in restructuring and debt exchange and insolvency proceedings under Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 of the Insolvency Code of the United States of America with respect to Mexican debtors.

Frank A. Oswald

Frank joined the firm in 1986 following internships with the late Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, and the Hon. Cecilia Goetz, Bankruptcy Judge (retired) in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. For more than 30 years, Frank has focused his practice exclusively on bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings, and creditors' rights matters. He has represented chapter 11 debtors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, shareholders, distressed investors, defendants in avoidance actions, mediators, plan administrators, as well as landlords and tenants in bankruptcy cases, and entities seeking to acquire assets out of bankruptcy.

Ian Peck

Ian handles complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, and distressed mergers and acquisitions transactions across a range of industries. He understands that debt restructuring, or bankruptcy can often be the most stressful and critical event in a client’s history and he brings a sense of calm determination to each restructuring engagement. Ian’s experience involves leading roles in some of the largest restructuring cases in recent history, including serving as lead counsel for a bankrupt bank holding company facing claims of over $2 billion, and representing one of the world’s largest generators and marketers of electricity in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization. Over the years, Ian has won many Turnaround Atlas Awards transactions.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... My team of mentors, colleagues, and supporters (including an amazing family) has been a huge factor in my success.

What do you most enjoy about your career... I enjoy the deep dives we take into our clients’ businesses. Understanding their needs, becoming part of their team, and helping them overcome their challenges is hugely rewarding.

Sandeep Qusba

Sandy has represented agent banks, steering committees, official and ad hoc committees, creditors, private equity sponsors, special committees of boards and portfolio companies in some of the largest Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Some of recent transactions advised by Sandy syncreon Group, PG&E, Patriot Coal, Gawker Media, LightSquared and Puerto Rico bankruptcy cases.

Natalie D. Ramsey

Natalie practices in all areas of domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, financings, acquisitions in distressed situations and asset recovery litigation, often involving challenges to complex corporate transactions. Her role in creditor committee representations includes the Chapter 11 cases of Mallinckrodt, Aldrich Pump/Murray Bolier, Imerys Talc America, etc. Her lead role in company side restructurings includes a large regional real estate developer and the jointly administered O.W. Bunker USA and O.W. Bunker. Natalie’s representation of asset purchasers includes serving as counsel to the successful asset purchaser in RTW Retailwinds, Inc. sale of e-commerce business.

Natalie was recipient of the prestigious “Woman Restructuring Leader” top honors at the 2022 Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards.

Steven J. Reisman

Steven has a strong reputation for offering practical and innovative solutions to the complex business and legal issues that arise in the world of corporate restructurings. He regularly advises debtors, independent directors, equity sponsors, secured lenders, DIP lenders, indenture trustees, liquidators, trade creditors, creditors’ committees, distressed investors, parties to significant avoidance litigation, and purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 in all types of in court and out of court restructurings. Notable representations include restructurings or Chapter 11 cases of GWG Holdings, Mallinckrodt, Gulfport, Intelsat, Alex and Ani, JCPenney, Le Tote, Toys “R” Us, etc., among others. Mr. Reisman is recipient of the prestigious “Restructuring Leadership” accolade at the Turnaround Atlas Awards.

What Steven most enjoys about his career... I enjoy helping clients solve their legal problems effectively and efficiently with creative and practical legal solutions.

Chai Ridgers

Chai specializes in cross-border restructurings, insolvency and workouts of distressed companies. He advises leading international and regional accountancy practices, onshore law firms, financial institutions, insolvency office holders, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, debtor-in-possession loan providers, directors, trustees, shareholders and corporate debtors. He has worked extensively on assignments throughout Asia, including in the PRC, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Recently, Chai has played an instrumental role advising on a number of global restructurings concerning offshore entities.