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Restructuring & Insolvency 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Edward Weisfelner is acclaimed by peers for "his many years' experience in bankruptcy law".


Ed Weisfelner is the chair of Brown Rudnick’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice group and a member of the firm’s management committee. He has more than 35 years of experience representing official and ad hoc creditors’ and equity holders’ committees, individual creditors, indenture trustees, equity holders and other parties in many of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Ed has also served as a court appointed litigation trustee, mediator and examiner.

Ed is a frequent lecturer in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. He is a five-time recipient of the Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers Award from Turnarounds & Workouts. He was also included as one of only 67 nationally recognised restructuring attorneys in the 11th edition of the K&A Restructuring Register, a peer group listing selected by an advisory board of financial advisers, lawyers and private practitioners. Recently, Ed was honoured by the UJA Federation of New York bankruptcy and reorganisation group with the 2015 Professor Lawrence P King Award, a prestigious philanthropic award given to a leader in the bankruptcy and reorganisation industry "whose spirit of generosity and kindness is both boundless and selfless". He is also recognised by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of bankruptcy law. Additionally, Ed is recognised in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganisation law, and bankruptcy litigation.

Ed is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York and American Bar Associations, and the Turnaround Management Association.

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