Ronald J. Silverman


Ronald J. Silverman is noted as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2006–2014), and he is included in the Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers (2007–2014). He is also recognized by Chambers USA (2010–2011) as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring and by Chambers Global (2012) as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring. He represents financial institutions and commercial enterprises in complex financial and commercial transactions, creditors’ rights matters, and litigation throughout the United States and abroad.

Ron has extensive experience in a wide range of transactions and creditors’ rights matters, including international restructurings, debtor-in-possession financing, aviation and energy restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, out-of-court workouts, reorganization and liquidation proceedings, and related litigation. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, having taught a seminar on international insolvency.


  • Counsel to bondholders in multinational restructuring proceedings of Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a multinational solar company
  • Counsel to bondholders in Euro 350 million Chapter 15 case restructuring of European telecom Invitel
  • Counsel to $850 million DIP Facility lenders and Credit Bid Sale acquisition company in Chapter 11 case of ATP Oil & Gas, a Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and Offshore Israel Deepwater E&P company
  • Counsel to Evergreen Solar as Chapter 11 Debtor in Chapter 11 case of multinational solar company
  • Counsel to bondholders in Euro1.2 billion Chapter 15 Case restructuring of European telecom Wind Hellas
  • Counsel to a prominent hedge fund in the 363 acquisition of Capmark Financial’s Japanese securitization servicer business
  • Counsel to the $1 billion Noteholder Group in the successful out-of-court restructuring of Allied Capital Corporation
  • Counsel to the Senior Lenders in the successful out-of-court restructuring of Alon Energy USA’s Krotz Springs refinery business
  • Counsel to the Second Lien Lenders in the successful out-of-court restructuring and sale of Beryl Oil and Gas, a Gulf of Mexico E&P company
  • Counsel to the Senior Lenders in the successful out-of-court restructuring of Dominion Petroleum Ltd., a U.K.-listed company engaged in African E&P
  • Counsel to the creditors’ committee in the Sea Containers U.S.-Bermudian cross-border restructuring
  • Counsel to $1.5 billion ETC, PTC and Private deal bondholders in Delta Airlines Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Counsel to bondholders in TermoEmcali U.S.-Colombian restructuring
  • Counsel to $1.5 billion leveraged lease bondholders in Mirant Chapter 11 power plant restructuring
  • Counsel to major creditors in connection with Enron Chapter 11 case
  • Counsel to Banks in Russell-Stanley dual U.S. Chapter 11 and Canadian CCAA proceedings
  • Counsel to DIP lenders and secured bondholders in Mosaic Group dual Canadian CCAA and U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings


  • Panelist, International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium, American Bankruptcy Institute Conference, Berlin, Germany (2013)
  • Panelist, Safe as Houses: Workouts and Real Estate, INSOL International Conference, Singapore (2011)
  • Program Co-chairman, Chapter 15: Coming Soon to a Court Near You, The American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, Tuscon, Ariz. (2008)
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy Law: Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Appellate Developments, New York City Bar Association Program, New York, N.Y. (2007)
  • Panelist, Strategies for Success When Dealing With Multinational Insolvencies in North America, The Canadian Institute’s Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice Conference, Toronto, Canada (2007)
  • Panelist, Winning Bankruptcy Battles, American Conference Institute’s Second Lien and Intercreditor Arrangements Conference, New York, N.Y. (2006)
  • Panelist, Aviation Restructurings Panel, American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Insolvency Symposium, London, England (2006)
  • Program Co-chairman, Dueling International Courtrooms, The American Bankruptcy Institute 2006 Annual Spring Meeting Litigation, International and Young and New Members Committees’ Joint Program, Washington, D.C. (2006)
  • Panelist, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights/Large Infrastructure Financing, International Bar Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2004)
  • Panelist, Cross-Border Loans and Recovery, American Conference Institute Conference on Commercial Loan Workouts, New York, N.Y. (2003)
  • Panelist, Exnet 3rd Annual Power Investment Forum - Buying and Selling Power Assets, New York, N.Y. (2003)
  • Conference Chairman, American Bankruptcy Institute U.S.-Israel Cross-Border Program, Jerusalem, Israel (1999)


  • “Chapter 15 Law and Practice,” Collier Guide to Chapter 11: Key Topics and Selected Industries (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Co-author, “The Unexpected Guest: Domestic and Foreign Pension Claims Come to the U.S. Bankruptcy Table,” New York Law Journal (Dec. 13, 2010)
  • Co-author, “Insolvency Law in Japan,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (October 2009)
  • Co-author, “American Bankruptcy Institute Media Teleconference to Examine the Future of Automotive Sector Distress,” American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Vol. 17 (Spring 2009)
  • Co-author, “Cross-Border Insolvency in the United States,” American Bankruptcy Institute (2008)
  • Co-author, “Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy: Eurofood Fight,” New York Law Journal (October 2006)
  • Co-author, “The Surge in Private Equity Investment in Latin America,” Latin Lawyer (April 2006)
  • Co-author, “Defining True Character: Implications of the Bankruptcy Code Amendments of 2005 on Lease Recharacterization,” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2006)
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases: The Foreign Debtor Chapter 11 Case,” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2005)
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in the Law of Section 304 Ancillary Bankruptcy Proceedings,” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2004)
  • Co-author, “Distressed Sovereign Debt: A Creditor's Perspective,” American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Vol. 11 (2003)
  • “Advances in Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation: The Uncitral Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency,” ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 6 (2000)
  • Co-author, “Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation Protocols,” Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 33 (1998)


  • INSOL International
  • The World Bank Global Task Force on Effective Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights (2006–2015)
  • Best Lawyers, Insolvency and Reorganization (2014–2015)
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation, Bankruptcy (2014–2015)
  • Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, International M&A (New York) (2006–2013)
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Leading Expert, United States (2007–2014)
  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2010–2011)
  • Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2012)
  • Turnarounds & Workouts, National Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer (2006)
  • Chair, INSOL International Technical Research Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors and Vice President International Affairs, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Past Chair, International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute

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