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Daniel A. Fliman

Partner | New York
T (212) 506-1713
F (212) 506-1800

Daniel A. Fliman represents creditors, shareholders, boards, debtors, investors and purchasers in distressed contexts.  He has particular experience representing stakeholders such as principals, hedge funds and financial institutions with interests in companies positioned for turnaround.  Dan often represents clients that require substantial influence in the direction of a reorganization and he works closely with his clients to provide valuable solutions for maximizing the recovery on their interests.

Recently, Dan was recognized by The Legal 500’s 2017 rankings in the area of Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate.  He was also recognized on the Benchmark Litigation 2016 Under 40 Hot List and was named a 2016 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnaround and Workouts, which honored 12 top attorneys under 40 in the restructuring practice area.  Dan has also been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in 2016 and as a “Rising Star” in the 2013-2014 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers.

Notable Representations

  • Bondholder in connection with Puerto Rico’s debt adjustment proceedings and related litigation against stakeholders and bond trustee.
  • Group of holders of RMBS certificates of trusts with claims against Lehman estates.
  •  J. Crew, as litigation counsel, in a dispute with term lenders.
  • Former directors and officers of Forest Oil Corporation in the Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. bankruptcy.
  • Group of first lien term loan lenders of Seadrill Operating LP et al.
  • Unsecured noteholders of Lightstream Resources.
  • Private equity firm in bankruptcy case of environmental containment portfolio company.
  • TPG Capital in the Caesars Entertainment Operating Company et al. bankruptcy.
  • Board of Managers of Bayard Views Condominiums, as bankruptcy counsel.
  • First lien bank lenders and bank agent of privately held entertainment company.
  • Ad Hoc Committee of EFH Legacy Bondholders in the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy.
  • Controlling shareholder of Ampal-American Israel Corporation in Chapter 7 proceedings.
  • Harbinger Capital in the LightSquared bankruptcy.
  • Borders Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries in their bankruptcy cases.
  • Majority bondholders and rights offering backstop parties in the Eastman Kodak bankruptcy.
  • Five Mile Capital Real Estate Advisors LLC as CMBS special servicer in the workout of a large shopping center portfolio.
  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency in the ResCap bankruptcy.
  • Bondholders of Catalyst Paper in Chapter 15 cross-border proceeding.
  • Ad Hoc Committee of Secured Noteholders in Linens ‘n Things, Inc.
  • Virginia-based private equity fund in connection with disputes related to several of its portfolio companies.
  • Official Creditors Committee in Trico Marine bankruptcy.
  • Official Creditors Committee in Broadstripe, LLC bankruptcy.
  • Equity Holders in Smurfit-Stone bankruptcy.
  • Trade Committee in Delphi Corporation bankruptcy.
  • Unofficial equity committee in Northwest Airlines Inc. bankruptcy. 
  • Official Creditors Committee in Verestar Inc. bankruptcy in litigation against its public parent.
  • Bondholder Committee in Entergy New Orleans bankruptcy.
  • Official Creditors Committee in Refco, Inc. bankruptcy, as litigation counsel.

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