Joseph Smolinsky is a partner in Weil's Business Finance and Restructuring Department. His practice focuses on providing restructuring advice and strategy to borrowers, lenders, investors and creditors. He regularly represents corporations seeking to reorganize under chapter 11, including General Motors in its historic chapter 11 case, AES Eastern Energy LLC, UNOs Restaurants Corp., Harvard Industries, Inc., Jazztel plc, Magnesium Corporation of America, Grupo Acerero del Norte, S.A. de C.V., Canfibre of Riverside, Inc., Custom Shops Corporation, Capital Gaming, Inc., General Rental, Inc., Orange County, California, Qualis Care LP, Days Inns of America, Inc. and Orion Pictures Corporation. Mr. Smolinsky also maintains a robust lender practice representing agents and lenders including Citigroup, Credit Suisse and a variety of other financial institutions, including cases of Patriot Coal Corporation, TBS Shipping, CIT Group, Inc., FGIC, Tousa, Inc., Calpine Corporation, New Century Mortgage Corp., MoneyGram, Tyco, Ciena Capital, Mirant Corporation, Environmental Systems Products and Androscoggin Energy.
Mr. Smolinsky is highly ranked in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA. He is a widely published author and frequent speaker and is admitted to the bar in Connecticut, New York and before the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association and a Director of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association.