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Holzman, Daniel S.

Daniel S. Holzman

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7242
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Daniel Holzman has extensive experience in the areas of corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities laws.  He represents clients in a wide array of matters, both in-court and out of court, including structuring, negotiating, and preparing all corporate documents of chapter 11 debtors and other distressed companies; acting as lead corporate counsel to buyers and sellers in numerous distressed M&A transactions; representing issuers and security holders in debt tender offers, exchange offers, and consent solicitations; advising creditors of their rights under debt documents and developing strategies to maximize value; and advising boards of directors and officers with respect to fiduciary duties.  Daniel represents official and unofficial creditor committees, distressed debt funds, creditors, equity holders, distressed companies, and purchasers and sellers of distressed assets.

Daniel’s chapter 11 representations include Counsel to Court-Appointed Examiner in Dynegy Holdings LLC, et al., the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SemCrude, L.P.; Tranche C DIP Lenders of Delphi Corporation; the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of New Stream Secured Capital, Inc.; US Power Generating Company and its individual directors and officers in a fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty suit brought by trustee of its former subsidiary, Boston Generating, LLC; Kingate Funds in connection with Madoff estate; officers and directors of Lukoil North Americas in a fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty suit brought by litigation trustee of its former subsidiary, Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc.; the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Thornburg Mortgage Inc. (n/k/a TMST Inc.); Special Counsel to Velo Holdings Inc.; Counsel to Ad Hoc Committees of Noteholders and Preferred Stockholders of TerreStar; the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Sentinel Group Management, Inc.; WorldCom; Silicon Graphics; Atkins Nutritionals; Loral Space & Communications; Bethlehem Steel; Verado, Republic Technologies, Carmike Cinemas, Footstar, Acterna, DIMAC Direct Marketing, Guilford Mills; equity holders of Avianca Airlines; bondholders of Integrated Electrical Services; and bondholders of Telogy.  Daniel’s representations with respect to distressed merger and acquisition transactions include Xanodyne in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of the pharmaceutical division of aaiPharma Inc.; Republic Technologies in the sale of its assets to KPS Special Situations Fund; Parmalat in the sale of its stock and assets of its North American bakery business to Catterton Partners; Yell in the purchase of the stock of McLeodUSA Publishing; Agway Energy in the sale of its assets to Suburban Propane; General Electric Company in the purchase of the assets of Questron; and Ormat Technologies in the purchase of the stock and geothermal assets of Covanta Energy Corporation.

  • Fordham Law School
    (J.D., 1998)
    • Fordham Law Review
    • Fordham Law School Prize
    • Corpus Juris Secundum Awards: Contracts and Property
    • Constitutional Law Award
  • Brown University
    (B.A., Art-Semiotics, 1995)
  • The State Bar of New York
  • United States District Courts:
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY:
    • Corporate Associate, 2000-2008
  • Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, New York, NY:
    • Corporate Associate, 1998-2000
  • Intern to the Hon. Loretta A. Preska, United States District Judge: 
    • S.D.N.Y., 1997
  • Co-author of the following chapters of Reorganizing Failing Businesses (American Bar Association (2006)): An Out-of-Court Restructuring or a Chapter 11 Case: When and How to Choose; Restructuring Junior Debt: Dealing with Junk Bonds and Exit Consents; and United States Securities Law Implications of Corporate Restructurings. 
  • Co-author, "Private Equity Purchasers of Distressed Assets," The New York Law Journal (Oct. 23, 2006). 
  • Updated FAQs on Securities Law Issues for Bankrupt or Distressed Companies, available at (RR Donnelley website).