Stephen J. Shimshak - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Stephen J. Shimshak

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

A partner in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department, Steve Shimshak has a diverse practice (with a particular emphasis on complex bankruptcy litigation) that includes U.S. and foreign insolvency proceedings, as well as restructurings and workouts involving debtors, creditors (including financial institutions, industry players and others), court-appointed liquidators, trustees, asset purchasers and private equity investors.

Additional Information


Recent engagements include representation of:

  • Walter Energy, Inc. in all aspects of its chapter 11 case;
  • Citigroup in connection with MF Global, Lehman Brothers, Chrysler and Enron;
  • An ad hoc group of lenders in connection with a dispute with W. R. Grace & Co.;
  • UBS AG in connection with the City of Detroit's Chapter 9 case;
  • Bicent Holdings and its affiliates, owner and operator of a portfolio of electric generation plants and power industry services businesses, in connection with their pre-arranged chapter 11 cases;
  • Ericsson and Rockstar Bidco Consortium in connection with its $4.5 billion patent acquisition from Nortel;
  • Ericsson in a $1.13 billion asset acquisition from Nortel;
  • Major League Baseball in the Texas Rangers Chapter 11 case;
  • MacAndrews & Forbes in connection with Federal-Mogul;
  • Paul, Weiss partner Mark Pomerantz as the Receiver for Dreier LLP and Marc Dreier;
  • Grupo Salinas in its bid for the assets of Circuit City; and
  • English and Bermudian administrators in the TXU and Trenwick insolvency proceedings.
University of WisconsinBA 1972University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D. 1980

Client Comments

"Stephen Shimshak is an extraordinarily able bankruptcy practitioner. He is very thoughtful. He is really good at explaining himself to both clients and courts. He is warm and friendly."

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy