Bruce Zirinsky has specialized in U.S., foreign and cross-border restructurings, and bankruptcies for more than 45 years and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading business and commercial litigation lawyers. In 2018, Mr. Zirinsky was chosen for the second time by The American Lawyer as one of its Dealmakers of the Year for his role as company counsel in the successful chapter 11 reorganization of Republic Airways Holdings Corporation, having previously received the award in 2008 for his role as lead company counsel in the Northwest Airlines Corporation chapter 11 cases. In 2018, Mr. Zirinsky also received an award from M&A Advisor for the Cross-Border Restructuring of Ultrapetrol Inc. Mr. Zirinsky is also a perennial selection by Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers and has received numerous other awards and accolades for his accomplishments in his field of practice. Mr. Zirinsky’s clients include public and private companies, investment funds, hedge funds and other investors, as well as banks, financial institutions and official and ad hoc creditors’ committees. His practice includes both court supervised and out of court restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, complex litigation, business and other legal strategies, including strategies designed to mitigate the costs and risks of restructurings and to maximize returns to investors. Over the past four decades Mr. Zirinsky has played a prominent role in dozens of the largest restructurings and bankruptcies covering a broad cross section of industries, including financial services, automotive, air transportation, energy and power generation, oil and gas exploration and production, refining, real estate, hospitality, technology, communications, news and entertainment, cinema, shipping and petroleum services, rail, natural resources and equipment leasing and finance. Representative matters include Bear Stearns Co., Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Mirant Corporation, General Motors, Olympia & York Realty, Cadillac Fairview, Crescent Realty, Extended Stay Hotels, Landsource Corporation, Mirant Corporation, CNBC, North American Car Corporation, Republic Airways and Ultrapetrol Inc. (Bahamas). Mr. Zirinsky graduated from Cornell University in 1969 with a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1972. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, The United States District Court for the Southern District of new York, The United States Supreme Court and numerous other federal court throughout the United States.