JANET M. WEISS ASSISTS CLIENTS IN ACHIEVING THEIR OBJECTIVES IN COMPLEX BANKRUPTCY CASES AND OUT-OF-COURT RESTRUCTURINGS. WHETHER REPRESENTING DEBTORS, CREDITORS, STRATEGIC BUYERS OR OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, JANET’S STRONG TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS COUPLED WITH HER PRACTICAL BUSINESS SENSE ENABLE HER TO DEVELOP CREATIVE SOLUTIONS IN CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS AND DEBT RESTRUCTURINGS.
Janet has represented debtors, creditors, committees, secured lenders, debtor-in-possession financiers and acquirers in substantial chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. She also has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation, retail insolvencies, and bankruptcy aspects of asset-backed and mortgage-backed financings. In addition, she has assisted structuring corporate transactions to minimize insolvency risks.
Janet is a frequent speaker and writer on bankruptcy and financial restructuring law topics. She has lectured at ABA, American Bankruptcy Institute and New York City bar programs. She has written articles on the intersection of bankruptcy and trademarks, indentures and real estate, among other topics.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|New York City’s Top Women Lawyers||Avenue Magazine||2011|
|Elite Bankruptcy Lawyers||New York Avenue Magazine||2010|
|Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy||Deal Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Dorsey & Whitney, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Gibson Dunn & Crutcher||1999 - 2016|
|Associate||Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP||1994 - 1999|
|Associate||Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP||1989 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Turnaround Management Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Co-Chair Bankruptcy subsection of Banking Law Section||2016 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2010 - Present|
|ABA Business Law Section newsletter||Impact on Banks of Distressed Oil and Gas Industry||2017|
|Brexit Blog – Dorsey & Whitney||“The Effect of Brexit on Companies Facing Liquidity or Operational Challenges”||2016|
|Thomson Reuters||“Rights of Trademark Licensees: Protection for Non-Debtors After Rejection of Trademark License Agreements,” Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2014: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year||2015|
|Thomson Reuters||“The Time Bomb in Your Indenture – No action Clauses and Creditor Standing,” Inside the Minds – Creditors’ Rights in Chapter 11 Cases||2014|
|Retail Law Strategist||“Bankruptcy Code Amendments Give Landlords Greater Leverage"||2007|
|New York Law Journal||“Lender’s Path to Preserve Collateral Following Section 365 Deemed Rejection”||2004|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Pennsylvania||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|FASHION AND RETAIL LAW 2017 Trends and Developments||Fashion and Retail Bankruptcies||2017|
|American Bar Association Business Section Spring Meeting||Impact on Banks of the Distressed Oil and Gas Industry||2017|
|Where Bankruptcy and Derivatives Collide||The Bankruptcy Code and Derivative Safe Harbors||2017|
|Distressed Energy: Investments & Workouts||Debt/Equity Swaps & Debt Restructuring-How the Process Actually Works||2017|
|13th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program||Prepacks and Restructuring Support Agreements||2016|
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