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Robin Spigel

Partner

New York

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Robin Spigel

Partner

New York

Robin is a partner in the Restructuring practice of Allen & Overy’s New York office. She has extensive experience representing companies, buyers and sellers and other major creditors in chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings in a variety of industries, including, upstream oil & gas, oilfield services, electric power, pharmaceutical, media, trucking, logistics, and manufacturing. Robin also represents acquirers, creditors, landlords and professionals in various distressed company transactions.

Robin is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization and the American Bar Institute. Robin is also a contributing author of Collier on Bankruptcy.

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Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York

Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Academic

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1997

B.A., Oberlin College, 1993

Other noteworthy experience:

Advising:

In-Court and Out-of-Court Company Restructuring

  • Represent international pipeline services company in its non-judicial restructuring of approximately $150 million in secured debt, including through an equity investment and a new secured credit facility.
  • Griddy Energy LLC, a retail electric provider, representation in connection with its chapter 11 case.*
  • Upstream oil and gas production company and certain affiliates representation in connection with their non-judicial restructuring.*
  • Aralez Pharmaceuticals U.S. Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company that acquired, developed and commercialized pharmaceutical products, and its affiliated debtors, representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases, which included multiple sales of the company's assets.*
  • Technology driven energy services company and certain affiliates represented in connection with in their non-judicial restructuring.*
  • SquareTwo Financial Corporation, the acquirer, manager and collector of past due commercial accounts, and its affiliated debtors representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases.*
  • CORE Media Group Inc., an entertainment content company that owns, produces and develops quality programming, and its affiliated debtors representation in their chapter 11 cases.*
  • K-V Pharmaceutical Company, a specialty branded pharmaceutical marketing company primarily focused on women's health care products, and its affiliated debtors representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases.*

Representative Sale Experience

  • Purchasers and/or bidders companies in connection with numerous chapter 11 and chapter 15 cases, including, Sanjel Corporation, Classic Party Rentals, Empire Die Casting, Parmalat USA Corp., Lightwave Communications, Inc., and Burr Wolf, L.P..*

Additional Experience

  • Secured and unsecured lenders representation in connection with various chapter 11 cases, including, Limetree Bay Services, LLC and Elk Petroleum, Inc.*

*Experience prior to joining Allen & Overy.

Awards & accolades

Certificate of Appreciation

Women in Need, Inc.

Restructuring Deal of the Year

4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

Published Work

  • "Fulfilling Your Duties as a Director of a Public Company During Times of Economic Crisis", Corporate Counsel, Law.com, May 26, 2020

  • "New York Court of Appeals Holds that Strict Foreclosure Impairs Minority Noteholders’ Rights to Payments", BB Client Mem., November 10, 2020

  • "Houston Bankruptcy Court Determines (1) Make-Whole Claim is Not Disallowed by the Bankruptcy Code and (2) Solvent Debtor Exception Still Exists Under the Bankruptcy Code", BB Client Mem., October 28, 2020

  • "Distressed Asset Acquisitions Opportunities and Risks", Association of Corporate Counsel Presentation, June 25, 2020

  • "CMBS Certificateholders Shut Out", New York Law Journal, Law.com, June 27, 2011