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Steven Z. Szanzer


Represents debtors and creditors in large chapter 11 cases, restructurings, workouts, cross-border insolvencies and other matters.

Steve represents debtors and creditors in large chapter 11 cases, restructurings, workouts, ancillary/cross-border insolvency cases, foreign restructurings, chapter 7 cases, commercial transactions and lending arrangements. He serves clients across industries including financial, grocery, energy, retail, shipping, space and telecommunications, manufacturing, recycling and waste handling equipment, automotive, airline, cable and broadcasting, gambling, resort, medical supplies, healthcare, senior care, pharmaceutical, chemical and project finance.

Steve has advised chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official and ad hoc committees of creditors, investors, borrowers, agents for lender syndicates, indenture trustees, special servicers, large debt holders, acquirers of assets of distressed companies, plan sponsors, plan administrators, purchasers and sellers of claims against chapter 11 debtors, landlords, and financial and other consultants.

J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • Member, Fordham Urban Law Journal
B.A., Economics, University of Maryland
  • summa cum laude
  • Golden Key National Economic Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economic Honor Society
Professional history
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2016-present
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 2009-2016
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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