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About Janet

JANET M. WEISS ASSISTS CLIENTS IN ACHIEVING THEIR OBJECTIVES IN COMPLEX BANKRUPTCY CASES AND OUT-OF-COURT RESTRUCTURINGS. WHETHER REPRESENTING DEBTORS, CREDITORS, STRATEGIC BUYERS OR OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, JANET'S STRONG TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS COUPLED WITH HER PRACTICAL BUSINESS SENSE ENABLE HER TO DEVELOP CREATIVE SOLUTIONS IN CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS AND DEBT RESTRUCTURINGS. Janet has represented debtors, creditors, committees, secured lenders, debtor-in-possession financiers and acquirers in substantial chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. She also has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation, retail insolvencies, and bankruptcy aspects of asset-backed and mortgage-backed financings. In addition, she has assisted structuring corporate transactions to minimize insolvency risks. Janet is a frequent speaker and writer on bankruptcy and financial restructuring law topics. She has lectured at ABA, American Bankruptcy Institute and New York City bar programs. She has written articles on the intersection of bankruptcy and trademarks, indentures and real estate, among other topics.

work Experience

Associate
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Jan. 1, 1989 - Jan. 1, 1994
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Associate
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Jan. 1, 1994 - Jan. 1, 1999
None

Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Jan. 1, 1999 - Jan. 1, 2016
None

Partner
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Jan. 1, 2016 - Current
None

school Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1989

University of Pennsylvania
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1986

bookmark Awards

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2017
New York City's Top Women Lawyers
Avenue Magazine
2011
Elite Bankruptcy Lawyers
New York Avenue Magazine
2010
Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy
Deal Magazine
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group Associations

Member
Turnaround Management Association
2016 - Current

Member
New York City Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee
2016 - Current

Co-Chair Bankruptcy subsection of Banking Law Section
American Bar Association
2016 - Current

Member
American Bankruptcy Institute
2010 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

"Lender's Path to Preserve Collateral Following Section 365 Deemed Rejection"
New York Law Journal
"Bankruptcy Code Amendments Give Landlords Greater Leverage"
Retail Law Strategist
"The Time Bomb in Your Indenture – No action Clauses and Creditor Standing," Inside the Minds – Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases
Thomson Reuters
"Rights of Trademark Licensees: Protection for Non-Debtors After Rejection of Trademark License Agreements," Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2014: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year
Thomson Reuters
"The Effect of Brexit on Companies Facing Liquidity or Operational Challenges"
Brexit Blog – Dorsey & Whitney
Impact on Banks of Distressed Oil and Gas Industry
ABA Business Law Section newsletter
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