Joseph Zujkowski

Partner

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Joseph Zujkowski represents debtors and creditors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings. In addition, Joseph has significant expertise in executing complicated financing transactions. Recently recognized as Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Joseph has extensive experience in restructurings across a variety of industries, including automotive, gaming, energy, healthcare, real estate, and telecommunications. Joseph is also an adjunct professor at Cardozo School of Law and a regular author on restructuring topics.

Honors & Awards

  • Named an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts (2019)
  • Named a “Rising Star” for Bankruptcy and Credit-Debtor Rights in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2013-2014)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.: cum laude; Editor-in-Chief: Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law (2006-2007)
  • Boston College, B.A.: cum laude

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Honorable Theodore Katz, US District Court, Southern District of New York

Author

  • “Navigating Judicial Reorganizations Under the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law,” New York Law Journal (August 2016)
  • “‘In re: Sabine’: Gathering Agreements and Real Covenants,” New York Law Journal (June 2016)
  • “Third Circuit Holds Bankruptcy Policy Trumps National Labor Relations Act,” New York Law Journal (March 2016)
  • “Third Circuit Approves Controversial 363 Sale over IRS Objection,” New York Law Journal (November 2015)
  • “Attention Lenders: Liens May Not Be as Secure as You Thought,” New York Law Journal (September 2015)
  • “Revisiting ‘Rede’ and Recent Brazilian Restructuring Issues,” New York Law Journal (May 2015)
  • “Revel Asset Sale Raises Important Distressed Real Estate Issue,” New York Law Journal (March 2015)
  • “Chesapeake Energy Appeal Resolved in Favor of Noteholders,” New York Law Journal (January 2015)
  • “Revisiting Key Issue for Directors of Insolvent Entities,” New York Law Journal (November 2014)
  • “Second Circuit Expected To Address Key Issue for Distressed Bondholders,” New York Law Journal (September 2014)
  • “Bankruptcy Basics Under Brazilian Law,” New York Law Journal (July 2014)
  • “Credit Bidding Rights Again Limited ‘for Cause,'” New York Law Journal (May 2014)
  • Conflicting Decisions Create Uncertainty on Key Chapter 15 Issue, New York Law Journal (January 2014)
  • Decisions Address FDIC Claims to Defunct Bank Tax Refunds, New York Law Journal (November 2013)
  • Seventh Circuit Addresses Questions Left Open by ‘Stern v. Marshall,’ New York Law Journal (September 2013)
  • “Bankruptcy Auctions: Is That Your Final Answer,” Law360 (December 2010)
  • “Reorganizing with Value but Without Profit (or Equity): Select Confirmation Issues for Nonprofit Entities,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (April 2010)

Adjunct Professor

  • Lawyering and Legal Writing, Cardozo Law School

Member

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Representing the ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders in LINN Energy
  • Representing the largest term lender in Peabody Energy
  • Representing Colt Defense in its chapter 11 cases
  • Represented the ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders in Halcon Resources
  • Represented Avenue Capital in the Quiznos chapter 11 cases
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