WHY EXPECT CREATIVITY FROM AN ARTIST BUT NOT A LAWYER?

 

ANCELA R. NASTASI

ancela@nastasipartners.com
(212) 744-5801
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Education

Prior Experience

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Summary

Ms. Nastasi has deep experience with complex chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and distressed financial transactions. She is known within the insolvency community for devising creative and effective solutions to complex cases and transactions.  Ms. Nastasi has played a prominent role in national cases spanning a broad range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, food wholesale, hospitality, insurance, construction and real estate. Her clients include debtors, chapter 11 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors and other strategic parties.

Ms. Nastasi's experience runs the distressed gamut, including the sale of assets and debt; origination and restructuring of loans; prepackaged, pre-negotiated and traditional plans of reorganization; debtor-in-possession and exit financing; crisis management and strategic counseling on restructuring alternatives; bankruptcy and appellate litigation (such as contested confirmation, substantive consolidation, fraudulent transfers, equitable subordination, recharacterization). The hallmark of Ms. Nastasi's practice methodology is close collaboration with her clients in formulating strategies to achieve comprehensive solutions and positive outcomes.

 
 

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
J.D.
University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Business Law,
Associate Editor 1987 to 1988; Senior Editor 1988 to 1989

London School of Economics, London, England
Dipl., Accounting & Finance
Merit Distinction

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
B.S., Mathematics
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

   
   

Prior Experience

Norton Rose Fulbright
Chair, New York Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Partner – Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group

Kirkland & Ellis
Associate - Business Reorganization Department

Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Associate - Business Reorganization Department

Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (N.D. Ill.)
Law Clerk

   
   

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Admissions

  • New York State
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
 
 

Professional Associations

  • Board of Managers, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • 100 Women in Hedge Funds
 
 

Representative Matters

  • 1031 Tax Group (as counsel to chapter 11 trustee)
  • Allied Devices (as counsel to the debtors)
  • Asia Global Crossing (as counsel to trustee)
  • Aztec Industries (as counsel to private debt fund as acquirer of senior secured debt)
  • CIS Corporation (as counsel to trustee)
  • Copperfield Investments (as counsel to chapter 11 trustee)
  • Delta Airlines (as counsel to Air Line Pilots Association in connection with merger of airline)
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert (as counsel to debtors)
  • Eastern Pulp & Paper (as counsel to private debt fund as purchaser of senior secured debt)
  • Engineered Framing Systems (as counsel to private debt fund, senior secured lender)
  • Exide (as counsel to indenture trustee)
  • Food Barn (as counsel to largest pre- and post-petition secured lender)
  • Hadson Industries (as counsel to public debt fund as post-petition lender)
  • Hostess Brands (as counsel to largest pension fund and striking union with over $1.5 billion of claims against the estate)
  • JWP (as counsel to senior noteholders pre-petition and unsecured creditors committee postpetition)
  • Leslie Faye (as counsel to the debtors)
  • Marriot Windwatch Hotel (as counsel to secured lender)
  • Madoff Liquidation (as counsel to defendants in litigation commenced by trustee)
  • Plantronics (as counsel to GMIMC in restructuring)
  • Sea Change (as counsel to private fund as senior secured lender)
  • Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California, Inc. (as counsel to the debtor in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Spreckels Industries (as counsel to subordinated lender)
  • Tempo Technology Corporation (as counsel to post-petition lender and purchaser of substantially all of the debtor's assets)
  • Toscorp (CocoPazzo, Le Madri, Tuscan Square) (as counsel to private debt fund as purchaser of secured debt, DIP lender and plan funder)
  • Varig Airlines (as counsel to senior lender in restructuring)
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