Robert J. Feinstein
J.D., Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude)
Managing Partner, New York office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the City of New York
Robert J. Feinstein is the Managing Partner of the New York office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique. For over thirty-plus years, he has represented official creditors' committees, debtors, equity committees, and acquirers, trustees and examiners, among others, in business reorganizations and related bankruptcy litigation. Professor Feinstein is a graduate of Lafayette College and received his J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program at St. John's University School of Law, an Associate Editor of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a Contributing Editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2d, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and was a member of the Bar Association of the City of New York Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (2008-2011). He was recently invited to join the International Insolvency Institute, which is comprised of the world's leading practitioners, academics, judges, and financial industry professionals. He has authored numerous articles and frequently lectures on bankruptcy topics for, among others, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law, the Turnaround Management Association and the National Association of Credit Managers. He was named a leading bankruptcy and restructuring practitioner in Chambers USA, a “New York Super Lawyer” in Bankruptcy and Debtors/Creditors Rights by Thomson Reuters, and one of the top 100 restructuring and turnaround professionals by Global M&A Network. He holds an “AV Preeminent” peer rating, the highest awarded by Martindale Hubbell.
Professor Feinstein’s recent engagements include serving as special litigation counsel to the 2nd lien debt holders of Energy Future Intermediate Holding, LLC in the 8th largest bankruptcy in history; lead counsel to the Ad Hoc Movie Studio Committee in the Blockbuster chapter 11 case; lead counsel to the official creditors’ committees appointed in the chapter 11 cases of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Circuit City, Salander O’Reilly Galleries, Movie Gallery, Freedom Communications, Coach Transportation, Reddy Ice Corporation, Frank Parsons, Inc., Neff Manufacturing, Flying J, Gas City, Palm Harbor Homes and National Envelope Corporation; and conflicts counsel to the official creditors’ committees appointed in the Residential Capital (ResCap) and Chrysler LLC chapter 11 cases. On the debtor side, he represented movie special effects studio Digital Domain, boxer Mike Tyson and Penthouse Magazine publisher General Media, Inc., as well as more conventional corporate clients, including Dice, Inc., Hvide Marine Incorporated and Hexcel Corporation, in their chapter 11 reorganization cases.
Professor Feinstein teaches the Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar.