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Andrew N. Goldman

Partner

Co-Chair, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group

Goldman, Andrew N.

Andrew Goldman is co-chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group, resident in the New York office. He is comfortable handling bankruptcy-related litigation and corporate issues. Having practiced in the field for more than 25 years, Mr. Goldman is a seasoned bankruptcy litigator and counselor whose practical insights and analytical abilities enable him to fashion strategy and form consensus in the most complicated of restructuring environments.

Mr. Goldman's practice is broad ranging, and includes representation of large public company debtors, creditors' committees, DIP lenders, acquirers and individual institutional creditors, in both out-of-court workouts and formal restructuring processes (both domestic and of the cross-border type).

Honors & Awards

Mr. Goldman was named a leading insolvency and restructuring attorney in 2014 by Expert Guides. In 2012-2017, Mr. Goldman was recognized by Chambers USA for his bankruptcy/restructuring practice. He also received a 2011 Top Attorneys In The New York Metro Area award, was named one of Legal Times' Top 3% Attorneys in the United States for 2009 and named one of the world's leading lawyers in the ninth and tenth editions of the Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. In addition, the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers cited a client of Mr. Goldman's as saying he "is the most responsive outside counsel you will ever work with, hands down. Andy Goldman learned our business and was able to foresee issues and craft strategies. We were never a cookie-cutter deal to him.” In the 2010 U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings, Mr. Goldman's client David Amy with Sinclair Broadcast Group stated that "the depth of knowledge and responsiveness of lawyers at WilmerHale was superb. In hindsight, they were the best choice and I would not have wanted anyone else playing such a crucial role for the company."

Mr. Goldman was named in the April 2005 issue of Turnarounds & Workouts as an "outstanding young restructuring lawyer – 2005." He was also named to Euromoney's list of Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers for 2007 and 2009, Thompson Reuters New York Super Lawyers' list of Top Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Lawyers for 2006-2017, and Continental's "Who's Who" of Lawyers and the Global Directory of Who's Who 2009/2010 edition.

Publications & News

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August 4, 2017

SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure

WilmerHale represented an ad hoc group of bondholders in a comprehensive $600 million restructuring of Interface Security Systems, a provider of network, physical security and business intelligence services over a cloud-based network.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 2, 2017

Coming to America?—Applying Bankruptcy Code Section 109(a) to Vet Foreign Companies Filing US Bankruptcy Cases Under Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code provides a doorway for non-US companies to obtain creditor protection and other benefits of a US bankruptcy in support of insolvency proceedings for those companies in their “home” jurisdictions. But how wide open is that doorway? Recent decisions interpreting section 109(a) of the US Bankruptcy Code in the chapter 15 context provide answers—but not necessarily consistent ones—to this question.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

February 4, 2016

Energy Sector Alert Series: Risks and Opportunities in Distressed Oil and Gas

Recent volatility in the energy markets has put increasing stress on the capital structures of companies operating in those markets. When commodity prices were higher between 2010 and 2014, many of those companies took on significant amounts of debt to pursue new opportunities.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

March 6, 2014

Law v. Siegel: The End of Equitable Disallowance?

Bankruptcy courts have divided over the question of whether a creditor's otherwise valid claim may be "equitably disallowed" on account of the creditor's inequitable conduct. The reasoning of the Supreme Court's decision this week in Law v. Siegel, while arising in the context of an individual debtor's claim of exemption, strongly suggests that no such authority exists.

December 18, 2013

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group: 2013 Recap

WilmerHale’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group is pleased to report another successful year. Led by nine partners out of the firm’s New York, Boston, and Washington DC offices, the group presents a unique combination of litigation and transactional practices spanning the bankruptcy and financial restructuring landscape.

December 2, 2013

‘Free and Clear’ Has Broad Reach in Bankruptcy Sales

An article by Craig Goldblatt, Andrew Goldman and Nancy Manzer, published in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy section of the New York Law Journal.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

Recent Highlights

Mr. Goldman's recent experiences include:

  • Representing Wilmington Trust, in its capacity as indenture trustee for the senior secured notes issued by Cobalt International Energy
  • Represent Ad Hoc Committee of GMH Rollover Notes issued by Interface Security Solutions
  • Represent Wilmington Savings Fund Society as Successor Trustee and Collateral Agent for the 10.5% Senior Secured Notes issued by Avaya, Inc.
  • Represent GLAS USA as successor Credit Agreement Agent for the €600,000,000 PIK Loan issued by Ecobat and EB Holdings
  • Represent Euroclear Bank NA/SV in its capacity as clearing agent for various tranches of sovereign bonds issued by the Republic of Argentina in SDNY litigation and related matters
  • Represented former reporters of Gawker Media in connection with Gawker's chapter 11 proceedings
  • Represent GoldenTree Asset Management in connection with secured loan facility provided to SFX Entertainment
  • Represent Cross Sound and Pentwater, as holders of bond debt, in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings of Venoco, Inc.
  • Representing Wilmington Trust, in its capacity as indenture trustee for the 9.5% senior secured notes issued by Essar Steel Algoma, Inc.
  • Representing Delaware Trust, in its capacity as indenture trustee for the 8.75% second priority senior secured notes issued by Verso Corporation
  • Representing Wilmington Trust, in its capacity as indenture trustee for the 5% guaranteed convertible senior secured notes issued by SunEdison, Inc.
  • Representing MV Transit in connection with its section 363 purchase of certain assets of Coach America
  • Representing Transportation Management Systems in the pending section 363 purchase of certain assets from Coach America
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Altegrity, Inc.
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Getty Petroleum Marketing
  • Representing the second lien lender steering committee of Bicent Power
  • Representing Angelo, Gordon & Co. in Tribune Company Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Bainbridge ZKS in connection with its section 363 acquisition of PCAA Parent Corp.
  • Representing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with its section 363 acquisition of the commercial business of BearingPoint Inc.
  • Representing Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. in connection with its 2009 tender offer for various tranches of convertible notes
  • Representing Constar International in connection with its prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Frontier Airlines
  • Representing Technical Olympic S.A. in connection with Technical Olympic USA (TOUSA) Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Hell Gravure Systems in connection with Quebecor's Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Iridium Operating LLC and affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases
  • Representing David Stockman, former CEO, in connection with Collins & Aikman's Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Basic Element, Inc., in connection with Delphi Automotive's Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Primus Telecommunications in various debt transactions and related litigation  
  • Representing Kmart/Sears Holdings in connection with Kmart's post-confirmation wind-down work, as well as in connection with various governmental investigations and corporate/securities advice and counseling
  • Representing Deutsche Lufthansa AG and various subsidiaries thereof (including LSG Sky Chefs and Lufthansa Technik) in various Chapter 11 cases, including United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Gemini Air Cargo
  • Representing GoldenTree Asset Management in connection with the Argentine restructuring of Supercanal S.A.
  • Representing Radnor Holdings Corporation as special litigation counsel in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. and various affiliates in connection with the Chapter 7 liquidation of American Business Financial Services, Inc.
  • Representing Broadwing Communications in several telecom cases, including Metromedia Fiber, Teleglobe, Touch America and Allegiance Telecommunications
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Alliance Entertainment in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Discovery Zone in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representing the creditors' committee of CCR Holdings in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representing the creditors' committee of Glasstech Holdings in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representing Chanin Capital in several Chapter 11 cases, including Adelphia Communications, Atlantic Express, Collins & Aikman, Grove Worldwide, Safety Kleen, Sunbeam, Borden Chemicals, and UPC Polska
  • Representing Saybrook Capital Advisors in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Galvex Holdings, Ltd. and its subsidiaries
  • Representing the Chapter 7 trustee of Auto-Tech Holdings in its bankruptcy case
  • Representing the Alamo/National Rental Car (ANC) creditors' committee. The nation's third largest rental car company, ANC Rental filed for Chapter 11 in November 2001, suffering from operational problems and a downturn in the domestic travel industry, with over $1 billion in debt.
  • Representing PSINet in its Chapter 11 case. A large ISP and web-hosting company with approximately $4 billion in debt, PSINet filed for Chapter 11 in late May 2001. Then, in the subsequent twelve months, PSINet sold virtually all of its assets, resolved several contentious litigations and confirmed a liquidating plan of reorganization that provides meaningful recovery to unsecured creditors. Mr. Goldman continues to represent the PSINet Liquidating Trust in its post-confirmation wind-down process.

Professional Activities

Mr. Goldman was selected for the 2010 and 2011 Editorial Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Law360. He is a member of the Brooklyn Law School Zaretsky Roundtable, and guest lectures the advanced Business Reorganizations' class at Brooklyn Law School as well.

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Education

JD, Brooklyn Law School, 1992, Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law

BS, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Bar Admissions

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. Tina L. Brozman, US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, 1992 - 1994

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