Ira S. Dizengoff

Ira S. Dizengoff focuses on corporate restructurings, with an emphasis on creditors’ committees and bondholder committees in large, complex cases both out of court and in chapter 11.
Practice & Background

Mr. Dizengoff represents bondholders, noteholders, institutional investors, hedge funds and other interested parties. He has also represented debtors in possession, post-petition lenders and acquirers of distressed assets. His restructuring matters encompass a variety of industries and involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Mr. Dizengoff represents numerous companies in restructurings and recapitalizations in and out of court including TerreStar Networks and its parent TerreStar Corporation, American Media, U.S. Shipping, Atari, PetroRig entities, Marquis Jets, Foamex, Granite Broadcasting Corporation and Trident Resources Corp.

Mr. Dizengoff received his B.A. magna cum laude in history from Brandeis University and his J.D. in 1992 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a member of the Cardozo Law Review.

Mr. Dizengoff is a frequent lecturer at leading high-yield conferences and restructuring seminars.
Representative Matters

Mr. Dizengoff’s recent representations include:

the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Edison Mission Energy
the steering group of lenders of Longview Power, LLC
the steering group of lenders of LifeCare Holdings, Inc.
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Dynegy Holdings, Inc.
informal group of first lien lenders of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
second lien lender group of Indianapolis Downs, LLC
second lien lender group of NewPage Corporation
second lien lender group and new money investors of Quiznos
an informal group of noteholders of Six Flags
an informal group of first lien lenders of Ion Media Networks
Avenue Capital as the majority owner of second lien notes and new money investor of MagnaChip Semiconductor
an informal group of noteholders of Spansion LLC
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Quebecor World (USA), Inc.
an informal committee of noteholders of Vertis, Inc.
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of WorldCom.

Awards & Accolades

Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in the area of bankruptcy/restructuring (2008 through 2014)
Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation (2013 through 2015)
New York Metro Super Lawyers (2008 through 2014)
“Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer,” Turnarounds & Workouts (2003).


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Financial Restructuring, 2) Creditor Representations, 3) including Official Committees and Informal Creditor Groups, 4) Secured Creditors, 5) Debtors, 6) Distressed Asset Sales and Acquisitions, 7) Cross-Border Insolvencies and 8) Entertainment and Media
Law School Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1992
Education Brandeis University, B.A.
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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