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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Robert M. Hirsh

Robert M. Hirsh

Partner

Expertise

  • Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Debt Financing
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

Profile

Robert’s practice focuses on debtor-in-possession financing, exit financing, and distressed specialty situation financing.

He represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 creditor representation, workouts, and restructurings, and he has provided counsel to unsecured creditors’ committees and creditor trusts throughout the country.

Robert also represents noteholders and bondholders in specialty situations.

He has extensive experience representing clients from a wide array of industries, with a particular emphasis on health care (including long-term care and senior living), manufacturing, and hospitality.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    Supreme Court of New Jersey
    New York State Court of Appeals
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education

Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1998)
Brandeis University (B.A. 1995), cum laude
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights | Business Litigation | Debt Financing | Family Office Practice | Litigation | Mortgage & Structured Finance

Professional Career

Professional Associations

American Bankruptcy InstituteAssociation of Insolvency and Restructuring AdvisorsEquipment Leasing and Finance AssociationEastern Association of Equipment LessorsNew York State Bar Association

Articles

Is It Time to Become a Distressed Lender? How PE Sponsors Can Pivot to a Bankruptcy‑Lending Strategy While Managing Attendant Risks
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, June 2020

As its impact continues to expand, the coronavirus outbreak is likely to threaten a wide range of industries given the complexity and intricacy of the global economy. Certain industries (e.g., retail, hospitality and travel) are already suffering due to decreased economic activity and supply chain disruptions. Every industry will undoubtedly face tremendous challenges as it attempts to recover from the pandemic, the full effect and timing of which are largely not yet understood...

When Financial Stress Turns to Distress–Restructuring Tools to Avoid Disaster Parts 1 and 2: Chapter 11 Checklist and What Else Is in the Toolbox
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, April 2020

When Financial Stress Turns to Distress–Restructuring Tools to Avoid Disaster Parts 1 and 2: Chapter 11 Checklist and What Else Is in the Toolbox In this Client Alert series, Lowenstein’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department will introduce the various restructuring tools available to help businesses avoid financial catastrophe in the current environment...

Additional Articles

As its impact continues to expand, the coronavirus outbreak is likely to threaten a wide range of industries given the complexity and intricacy of the global economy. Certain industries (e.g., retail, hospitality and travel) are already suffering due to decreased economic activity and supply chain disruptions. Every industry will undoubtedly face tremendous challenges as it attempts to recover from the pandemic, the full effect and timing of which are largely not yet understood. Although established PE strategies such as leveraged buyouts, venture capital and mezzanine investing are not completely dependent on general economic cycles, their returns are often positively correlated to economic trends. As such, finding investment opportunities during an economic downturn with an appropriate risk profile may prove challenging for traditional investment vehicles. The reverse is true of distressed lending, however, as a weak economy typically generates increased investment opportunities. In a guest article, Lowenstein Sandler attorneys Robert M. Hirsh and Phillip Khezri describe opportunities available to PE sponsors to pursue substantial returns with managed risk through distressed lending. Specifically, the article outlines several approaches to distressed lending before undertaking a deeper dive into the relative merits and issues with post-petition debtor financing, as well as certain considerations when raising a distressed fund. See our two-part series on direct lending funds: “Structural Approaches to Address Liquidity Considerations and Ensure Regulatory Compliance” (Dec. 3, 2019); and “Five Structures to Mitigate Tax Burdens for Various Investor Types” (Dec. 10, 2019).


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