Melissa A. Guseynov


New York City

T 973-232-0612

Melissa A. Guseynov concentrates her practice on corporate and financial restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, secured transactions and financings, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and debtors’ and creditors’ rights.  Ms. Guseynov represents debtors, creditors, asset acquirers, financial institutions, landlords/lessors, contract counterparties, trustees and official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in large-asset bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and adversary proceedings in numerous industries, including retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, heavy industry, real estate and hospitality.

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  • Represented a large commercial real estate investment and development company in the out-of-court restructuring of its loan portfolio.

  • Represented a leading U.S. and European manufacturer of aluminum, steel, vinyl, and fiberglass fabricated products in successfully restructuring its debt outside of bankruptcy.

  • Represented a leading roadside assistance company in effectuating a global settlement with major creditors outside of bankruptcy.

  • Represented the owner of a large Manhattan residential property in preparing to file a chapter 11 case.

  • Represented a telecommunications company in connection with efforts to negotiate with major creditors and prepare for a chapter 11 filing.

  • Represented a controlling group of secured bondholders in connection with efforts to maximize their recoveries in the restructuring of financial services firm.

  • Represented the official committee of equity security holders in the chapter 11 case of a leading energy generation company.

  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 case of a lumber and pulp manufacturer.

  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 case of a major Nevada gaming and entertainment company.

  • Represented the seller in a $5 million asset sale of a music publishing company.

  • Represented the lender in a $1.3 million financing transaction.