Suzzanne Uhland represents public and private companies, lenders, sponsors, and investors in a wide array of restructuring transactions, including their high-stakes chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings.

Ms. Uhland is widely recognized as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United States. She has been a fellow of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy since 2011. Ms. Uhland leverages her keen market perspective and her decades of experience to devise creative solutions in clients’ most complex distressed situations.

She partners with clients to diffuse volatile situations involving financial distress and acts immediately to protect her clients’ commercial interests. Ms. Uhland builds consensus across key stakeholders to maximize client value and expeditiously achieve successful outcomes.

Her experience spans technology, real estate, energy, and municipal restructurings and financings, as well as international insolvencies and debt restructurings. She advises clients on insolvency related risks in structured finance and derivative transactions, including those involving cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Accolades and Recognitions

Throughout her career, Ms. Uhland has been consistently recognized for her excellence by publications, clients, and peers. Ms. Uhland has been ranked by Chambers since 2008 and is touted as “practical, has very good solutions and commands the respect of the room.” Chambers has also quoted clients describing her as “very creative and very knowledgeable on case law," and also appreciate that “she has no ego; she just does the job and works with everyone's talents to get the right answer for the client. She is a real joy to work with in a very difficult situation.” Lawdragon describes her as “one of the leading bankruptcy attorneys in the U.S. today, sought after both for her skill in shepherding companies to higher ground and for her views and insights on matters of international debt and restructuring.” 

Ms. Uhland has been named a leading restructuring lawyer by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America (New York, California), The International Who’s Who Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers, The Legal 500 (Recommended for Finance: Restructuring) US 2021, National Litigation Star from Benchmark Litigation 2021-2023, and Top USA Women Dealmakers 2019 from Global M&A Network. Ms. Uhland has been profiled in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight and Women Worth Watching.

Known for her critical thinking on trends within the insolvency space, Ms. Uhland regularly speaks on panels at industry events. In addition to the American College of Bankruptcy, Ms. Uhland is a member of the highly selective International Insolvency Institute and is recognized as a Thought Leader for restructuring and insolvency by Who’s Who Legal in affiliation with Global Restructuring Review.

Ms. Uhland serves on the board of the Friends of Orinda Creeks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the Orinda watershed in California.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • JD, Yale Law School, 1988
    Co-Editor in Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • MA, Stanford University, 1986
  • AB, Stanford University, 1984
    with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa