James Savin focuses on corporate restructurings and bankruptcy law.

Practice & Background

Mr. Savin represents official and unofficial committees of unsecured creditors, debtors, secured creditors, DIP lenders and acquirers of businesses and assets in large, complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. His restructuring matters encompass a variety of industries and involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Mr. Savin was a member of the Emory Law Journal.

Representative Matters

Mr. Savin’s recent representations include:

  • the informal group of first lien creditors of Walter Energy
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Edison Mission Energy
  • the second lien noteholder group in the chapter 11 case of Eastman Kodak Company
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Delta Petroleum
  • the informal group of noteholders of Ambac Financial Group
  • the informal group of secured noteholders of Evergreen Solar
  • the informal secured lender group of YRC Worldwide, Inc.
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of General Growth Properties
  • the informal secured lender group of iStar Financial
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Muzak
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Propex
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Pierre Foods
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Solutia
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of WorldCom
  • an informal committee of secured noteholders of Port Townsend Paper Corporation
  • the Official Committee of Noteholders of Congoleum
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of American Commercial Lines
  • the largest secured and unsecured creditors and ultimate acquirers of a large auto parts manufacturer
  • the Official Committee of Noteholders of Fountain View (n/k/a Skilled Healthcare)
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products.

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Savin has been recognized by:

  • Turnarounds & Workouts as one of its Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers in 2010
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2017) – bankruptcy/‌restructuring
  • The Legal 500 US (2017) -- corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)