Gary Holtzer is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Holtzer practices in all areas of domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, corporate governance, financings and acquisitions involving distressed situations. Mr. Holtzer is an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law and a Fellow of the Heyman Center on Corporate Law. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Mr. Holtzer’s lead role in company side restructurings includes Westinghouse, Waypoint Holdings Ltd., Halcon Resources, Paragon Offshore, CHC Group, Endeavour International, Aspire LLC, Health Republic, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, General Growth, Highland Hospitality, Nortek, Pilgrim’s Pride, Panolam, International Aluminum, TI Auto, Vertis Holdings, Inc., Syncora Guarantee, Silicon Graphics, Parmalat and Velocita Corp. He also represents lenders and other parties, including General Electric Capital Corp., Goldman Sachs and Brookfield Asset Management, in financings and acquisitions involving troubled companies, including in Magnum Hunter, Energy Future Holdings, Penton Media, Harrah’s, Spectrum Brands, Circuit City, JHT Trucking, KMC Telecom, Sea Containers, Calpine, Montgomery Ward, Kmart, Comdisco, Conseco Finance, Budget Rent-A-Car, Viskase, Xerox, E-Z Serve Convenience Stores, and Clark Retail Enterprises.
Mr. Holtzer is consistently ranked in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Legal 500 US. He is described by commentators in Chambers USA as a “talented bankruptcy attorney” and a “confident, experienced and calm” presence on complicated transactions. In 2016 he was named a Law360 MVP in Bankruptcy.