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January 14, 2009
Turnarounds & Workouts Selects Curtis Partner Steven J. Reisman For Its Annual ‘Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers’ List


NEW YORK, January 14, 2009 – Curtis partner Steven J. Reisman has been named an ‘outstanding restructuring lawyer’ by Turnarounds & Workouts. The newsletter ran the annual list in its December issue.

Reisman was one of twelve lawyers nationwide to be selected to this year’s list. Each finalist will be recognized at the annual Corporate Reorganizations Conference dinner to be held in Chicago this June.

Reisman was recognized for his role as conflicts counsel on a number of high-profile bankruptcies, including cases for Lehman Brothers, Bally Total Fitness, Calpine, Musicland Holdings, and Northwest Airlines. The publication also noted his representation of Gordon Brothers Group in the out-of-court liquidation of CompUSA, reported to be one of the largest.

“We congratulate Steven, who is rightly being recognized for his outstanding work on several complex and challenging assignments,” said Curtis Managing Partner Matias Vega. “Steven's work and efforts for his clients demonstrate the sophisticated nature of our practice and the quality of client service for which we are known.”

Reisman is Co-Chair of Curtis’ Restructuring and Insolvency practice and participates in a wide range of domestic and international matters involving bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights on behalf of governmental, public company and private clients. He commonly represents Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, secured lenders, governmental entities, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, liquidators, secured and unsecured creditors (including chairpersons of creditors’ committees), shareholders, distressed investors, defendants in avoidance actions and landlords and tenants in bankruptcy cases. Reisman has extensive experience advising investors seeking opportunities in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases through the purchase of bankruptcy claims or the acquisition of assets, or by acting as a proponent of a plan of reorganization. He has also worked on several cross-border insolvency proceedings involving  Mexico, Canada, Argentina and other countries.

Turnarounds & Workouts is a monthly publication that tracks distressed businesses in the United States and Canada, and provides the latest on cases, firms and individuals of interest within the bankruptcy field.

Curtis’ Restructuring and Insolvency practice provides counsel on all bankruptcy and reorganization issues. The Firm represents clients throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America in reorganizations in and out of court, structured financings, distressed trades, asset and stock sales, and acquisitions. Curtis has deep experience in the private equity, distressed investing, retail, real estate, airlines,  telecommunications and commodities sectors.

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