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Sayan Bhattacharyya

Partner, Corporate Department


Sayan Bhattacharyya is a partner in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Bhattacharyya regularly represents ad hoc and official creditor committees, debtors, DIP lenders, indenture trustees and bank agents, individual creditors, acquirers, and equity holders, in in-court and out-of-court restructuring, refinancing and default scenarios. He also routinely advises investor clients on the capital and organizational structure of distressed companies, drawing upon an array of legal disciplines, to assist clients with the development and implementation of sophisticated distressed investment strategies and the analysis and negotiation of complex debt documentation. His clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors.


  • IFLR1000, Rising Star
  • The M&A Advisor, 2021 Restructuring of the Year ($500M - $1B) for American Addiction Centers
  • The M&A Advisor, 2023 Restructuring of the Year (Over $10B) for Intelsat
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2021 Turnaround of the Year: Mid-Size Company for American Addiction Centers


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004
  • B.A., Columbia College, 1996


  • AAC Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc group of term lenders)
  • AMF Bowling (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders)
  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (debtor)
  • Avaya, Inc. (ad hoc group of first and second lien creditors)
  • Boston Generating (ad hoc committee of mezzanine lenders)
  • Brookstone, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders in out-of-court restructuring)
  • Citadel Broadcasting Corporation (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Compute North (debtor)
  • Core Scientific (ad hoc group of secured noteholders)
  • Dana Corporation (ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • Delta Mills, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Diamond Sports Group (ad hoc group of crossholders)
  • Digicel (ad hoc group of secured creditors)
  • FairPoint Communications, Inc. (hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • FiberTower Corporation (ad hoc committee of first lien noteholders)
  • Golden Gaming, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders)
  • Haggen Holdings (debtor)
  • Indiana Downs (secured noteholders)
  • IndyMac Bancorp (indenture trustee)
  • Intelsat (ad hoc group of convertible noteholders)
  • Lear Corporation (ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders)
  • Loehmann’s (debtor)
  • Monitronics (ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders)
  • OnCure Holdings (DIP lenders and ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • PCA International (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Panavision, Inc. (secured lenders and acquirers)
  • Pliant, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • Solutia, Inc. (rights offering backstop providers)
  • Targus, Inc. (secured lenders)
  • Toys-R-Us, Inc. (ad hoc group of FILO DIP lenders)
  • Tropicana Entertainment (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Tropical Sportswear Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders and plan sponsors)
  • US Oncology (secured noteholders and indenture trustee)
  • Vertis, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)

Engagement & Publications

Mr. Bhattacharyya has authored a number of articles on matters of bankruptcy law and issues affecting the distressed marketplace.


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring




New York Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2004

Columbia College, B.A. 1996

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