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Schulte Roth & Zabel appoints distressed investing and restructuring lawyer

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Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ), a law firm serving the financial services industry, has added Douglas S Mintz as a partner and co-chair of the Business Reorganisation Group. Mintz, who is based in the Washington, DC office, was previously a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.Mintz’s practice focuses principally on the representation of creditors in financial restructurings, including secured and unsecured lenders, ad hoc committees of noteholders, equity sponsors and distressed investors. He has deep experience advising on public finance, energy, commodities and technology restructurings. At Orrick, Mintz co-led the firm’s hedge fund client initiative, representing private investment funds in a variety of public finance and energy situations. He advised groups of funds in numerous distressed situations, among many other types of matters. In addition, Mintz played a key role in building out Orrick’s ability to service borrowers in workouts and in bankruptcy.    

“We are very pleased to have Doug join us. He adds depth and capability to our bankruptcy and restructuring practice, which are especially valuable to our clients in today’s market environment,” says David Efron, SRZ co-managing partner and co-head of the Investment Management Group.
“The current market volatility has presented numerous opportunities for our clients in the restructuring space. Doug’s addition helps to strategically grow our platform, and his experience advising creditors complements our strengths as a firm,” says Marc Elovitz, SRZ co-managing partner and chair of the Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group.
“Doug is an exceptional lawyer with vast experience advising on distressed investing and restructurings. We are delighted to have him on our team,” says Adam Harris, SRZ partner and co-chair of the Business Reorganisation Group. SRZ’s Business Reorganisation Group has a market-leading practice representing key players in some of the most significant bankruptcy and restructuring deals in the industry. Lawyers in the group provide critical counsel to domestic, foreign and international secured creditors, unsecured creditors, ad hoc groups, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, equity holders, plan sponsors and others in Chapter 11 reorganisations and out-of-court workouts. They regularly advise on acquisitions and divestitures of troubled companies and their assets. The firm also counsels clients on litigation finance opportunities and how the bankruptcy overlay impacts this particularised form of litigation finance.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the firm. SRZ is highly regarded by my longstanding fund clients and throughout the restructuring world for its top-tier business reorganisation practice representing many of the biggest names in the private investment funds industry. SRZ’s global platform is a perfect fit for my practice and I’m thrilled to be here,” says Mintz, who holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland.

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