Arent Fox Adds Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Partner in New York

Arent Fox is pleased to announce the expansion of its Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice with the addition of Partner Brett D. Goodman. Brett represents creditors’ committees, indenture trustees and agents, debtors, asset purchasers, lessors, and property owners in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.

Brett joined the firm from Troutman Pepper and focuses his practice on bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and creditors’ rights. Brett also defends and prosecutes avoidance actions and represents lenders in the exercise of remedial rights in complex commercial workouts, foreclosures, and litigation. His matters have covered various industries, including financial services, banking, retail, restaurants, media, real estate, mortgage servicing, airlines, aerospace, and energy. 

“Brett will be a valuable addition to our bankruptcy practice and the New York office. He is a well-respected, highly regarded, and talented bankruptcy and restructuring practitioner.”

Andrew I. Silfen
Managing Partner, New York and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice Leader

Brett’s Experience 

Brett’s recent work includes representing DIP lenders, secured lenders, agents, and private investment firms in Chapter 11 cases. Other notable work and recognitions include:

  • Represented commercial and shopping center landlords with leases in major retail bankruptcy cases, including Pier 1 Imports, Town Sports, Fairway, GNC, RadioShack, Filene’s Basement, Payless Shoesource, Gymboree, and Sears/Kmart. 
  • Co-presented “Bankruptcy Claims Trading” in the Financial Poise Webinar in March 2021. 
  • Recognized as a New York “Rising Star” in Bankruptcy: Business by New York Super Lawyer Magazine-Metro Edition from 2014-2021.

Smart In Your World

Arent Fox has a versatile Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice that advises clients across the country and represents clients in financial restructurings; recapitalizations; bankruptcy; strategic litigation; and distressed and stressed asset and corporate acquisitions in various industries.

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