Sam Ashuraey

Phone: (212) 301-7607

Email: sam@ashuraeylaw.com

Mobile/WhatsApp: (646) 670-7605

1325 6th Ave., 28th Fl.
New York, NY, 10019

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Sam is a seasoned financial restructuring and corporate attorney who prioritizes a pragmatic and results-driven approach. He represents businesses, investors and individuals in connection with various issues related to bankruptcy, restructuring, and commercial transactions.  He has extensive experience representing creditors in and out of court, including sellers of bankruptcy claims and recipients of “preference” and other avoidable transfer demands.  He also advises clients on various commercial transactions, predominantly related to lending and other types of financing.

Sam’s experience spans cases of all sizes in multiple jurisdictions, including New York, Delaware, and Texas. Prior to founding Ashuraey Law, Sam practiced at several top New York corporate restructuring groups, where he represented key stakeholders in in-court and out-of-court reorganizations, including individual creditors and creditors’ committees, ad hoc groups, debtors, and bidders and buyers in connection with section 363 sales.  He has been involved in several notable recent cases, including FTX, Sears, and Energy Futures Holdings. This gives Sam the rare ability to provide clients with mega-case insight through a small firm platform.

Representative Matters

  • Multiple institutional and individual holders of claims of various sizes in the chapter 11 cases of FTX, including in connection with claim sales and assignment of substantial preference exposure to buyers.
  • Recipients of preference demands from the Voyager Plan Administrator.
  • Recipient of preference demand from the Celsius Litigation Administrator in connection with potential litigation strategy and settlement negotiations.
  • Private equity fund as borrower under $30+ million financing term loan from overseas lender.
  • Franchisee under international medical services franchise agreement for exclusive rights in foreign jurisdiction.
  • Holder of contract rejection claim in Subchapter V case of e-commerce agency.
Experience prior to Ashuraey Law:
  • The official committees of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of FTX Trading Ltd., Fieldwood Energy LLC (2020), and LSC Communications, Inc.
  • Ad hoc groups of secured noteholders in the chapter 11 cases of  TPC Group Inc., and in the out-of-court and subsequent prepackaged reorganization of Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
  • One of the largest landlord claimants in the Subchapter V case of Parking Management, Inc.
  • Vendor in negotiation and litigation of its significant 503(b)(9) claim and preference defense in Sears Holding Corporation.
  • Debtors in possession in the chapter 11 cases of Aerogroup International, Inc. and Gawker Media LLC.
  • Defendant in negotiation and settlement of substantial preference action in In re The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.
  • Companies in connection with out-of-court reorganizations, refinancing, and bankruptcy filing preparations.
  • Bidders, buyers, and lenders in connection with section 363 sales.

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Memberships and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star
  • IR Global, Insolvency Member (New York)
  • New York City Bar Association

Publications

Admissions

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • Arabic
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