Suzzanne Uhland

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Suzzanne Uhland, consistently recognized as a leading restructuring lawyer in the United States, represents companies, creditors, and investors in chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings.

Ms. Uhland‘s established track record also includes advising parties to Bankruptcy Code Section 363(b) sales and other types of distressed transactions.

Ms. Uhland has a wide range of experience in real estate, energy, technology, and municipal financings and restructurings. Her practice also includes international insolvencies and debt restructurings.

Ms. Uhland’s regularly represents:

  • Debtors-in-possession, creditors, and DIP lenders in chapter 11 cases of public and private companies
  • Businesses in connection with out-of-court restructurings and debt renegotiations
  • Private equity and hedge fund clients in distressed investments and portfolio company restructurings
  • Financial institutions and public and private companies in connection with credit financing transactions

In addition, she has also represented licensors and licensees of intellectual property in connection with preserving or acquiring intellectual property rights in distressed situations.

  • Ranked among the country's best restructuring practitioners
    Chambers USA
  • Named a National Litigation Practice Area Star and Local Litigation Star
    Benchmark Litigation
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top USA Woman Dealmakers Award
    Global M&A Network
  • “Extremely accomplished”
    “Excellent industry knowledge”
    “Exceptionally talented and smart”
    Chambers USA

Ms. Uhland’s broad experience includes representing:

Company-Side Restructurings
  • Yueting Jia (founder of Faraday Future) in the international restructuring of Jia’s more than US$3 billion of guaranty and other Chinese business liabilities through US chapter 11*
  • Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in the restructuring of debt obligations of Puerto Rico and its instrumentalities, including completed restructurings of the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank, COFINA, and Puerto Rico Ports Authority*
  • Cal Dive International in its bankruptcy proceedings (recognized with a Turnaround Atlas Award for Cross-Border Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Middlemarkets))*
  • A leading financial services company in its out-of-court restructuring of US$10 billion of debt, as well as its ongoing financing arrangements*
  • New Century Financial Corporation, one of the largest subprime lenders to file chapter 11, in general bankruptcy, corporate, and litigation matters as debtor in possession*
  • A leading computer accessories manufacturer in its out-of-court restructuring, including amending and restating its first lien credit and exchanging its second lien indebtedness and senior subordinated notes for the company’s equity*
  • Advanced Marketing Services, a major distributor of books to retailers, in its chapter 11 case, including 363 sales of its two major business divisions*
  • Crow Winthrop Operating Partnership, owner of one of Orange County’s largest office complexes, in its chapter 11 case*
  • SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., as special litigation and corporate counsel in its chapter 11 case*
  • Cable internet company Excite/At Home in its chapter 11 proceeding, and the At Home Liquidating Trust in the winddown of the estate*
  • Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc., one of the nation’s largest music retailers, in its chapter 11 proceeding*
  • Premier Laser Systems, Inc., a public medical device company, in its chapter 11 case*
Creditor and Investor-Side Restructurings
  • Barclays Bank PLC as first lien agent in Hertz Global Holding’s ongoing chapter 11 restructuring
  • Paladin Health Care’s non-debtor property owning affiliates in the chapter 11 case of the operating company of Hahnemann Hospital*
  • The ad hoc group of first lien lenders in Foresight Energy’s successful 2016 out-of-court restructuring*
  • Bank of America as agent bank for revolving credit lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Stone Energy Corporation*
  • Wilmington Trust as second lien term loan agent in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC*
  • Agent bank in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Castex Energy Partners, L.P.*
  • Suntech Power Holdings in its bankruptcy proceedings in the US and Cayman Islands*
  • Beach Point Capital as secured creditor in the bankruptcy of real estate holding company Variant Holding*
  • The ad hoc group of second lien lenders in the successful chapter 11 reorganization of AMF Bowling and its affiliates and acquisition of preservation of NOLs*
  • Three of Gramercy Capital’s distressed debt funds as leading creditors in the involuntary chapter 11 case and subsequent international reorganization of PT Berlian Laju Tanker, a shipping company based in Indonesia and Singapore*
  • A private equity fund in the resolution of its distressed gaming investments, including issues relating to gaming licenses and multi-employer plans*
  • Western Digital in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Read Rite Corporation and related proceedings related to intellectual property license rights*
  • BNP Paribas in the resolution of its portfolio of distressed healthcare credits, including skilled nursing and medical device related credits*

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm

Recent Speaking Engagements
  • “Liquidating Outside of Chapter 11: Considerations for Cannabis and other Companies Not Eligible for Chapter 11,” ABI’s New York City Bankruptcy Conference (May 2021)
  • “Retail Bankruptcies — where we've been and where we're going,” ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference 2019 (September 2019)
  • “Government and Quasi-Government Issuers,” International Insolvency Institute’s 18th Annual Conference (September 2018)
  • “Restructuring Issues in FinTech and Cryptocurrency,” IWIRC on the Vine (September 2018)
  • “Drilling Down in Oil and Oilfield Services Bankruptcies,” Financial Lawyers Conference (February 2017)
  • “International Investment in the U.S.” International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Fall Conference, (October 2016)
  • “Makewhole Mishaps, Collateral Gaps and Interest Caps,” Financial Lawyers Conference (March 2015)
Thought Leadership
  • “The Pandemic’s Impact on Real Estate Transactions,” PLI’s Negotiating Real Estate Deals (June 2021)
  • “The Retail Apocalypse’s Impact on Grocery Chains,” Turnaround Management Association (June 2019)
  • “Better Watch Your Assets in Bankruptcy Sales,” Financier Worldwide (March 2014)
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