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Jeffrey Saferstein

Jeffrey Saferstein

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP1285 Avenue of the AmericasNew YorkNew YorkUSA10019-6064

Global Leader

Restructuring & Insolvency 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jeffrey Saferstein is identified by peers as an outstanding restructuring and bankruptcy specialist, well versed with in and out-of-court restructuring proceedings.


A partner in Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s restructuring department, Jeff Saferstein practices exclusively in the areas of corporate restructurings and workouts, bankruptcy and specialised financings. He has advised creditors, post-petition lenders and equity holders in a number of high-profile matters, including in the restructurings of EP Energy, PetSmart, LBI Media, Caesars, Westinghouse Electric, Mood Media and Charming Charlie. He also has broad experience advising companies in in- and out-of-court restructurings across a wide variety of industries, including Hexion, Verso Corporation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, School Specialty, Buffets Restaurants Holdings, Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings and Samsonite Corporation.

Jeff has been recognised by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America and IFLR1000. Clients hail Jeff as the “quintessential deal lawyer,” noting his “extraordinary commerciality” and “levelheaded, smart and practical” approach to cases. He was also named in Lawdragon’s inaugural list of “500 Leading US bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers". He has written and lectured on numerous bankruptcy topics, including chapters in Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes (“Bankruptcy Law and Risk Considerations”) and The Law and Practice of Restructuring in the UK and US (“Venue and Forum Selection in the US and UK”). He has also co-written numerous articles, including “Get Your Priorities Straight” (International Financial Law Review), “When Second Lien Lenders Break Their Silence” (New York Law Journal) and “Equitable Subordination: Good-Faith Transferees Beware” (American Bankruptcy Institute Journal). Jeff has also spoken on panels and participated in conferences sponsored by a variety of organisations including the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Bloomberg, the Wharton School and the New York City Bar Association.

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