Business Insolvency, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights

The Satterlee Stephens LLP Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights Practice Group has a sophisticated, multifaceted practice built upon the Firm's superior litigation strengths and transactional expertise. The Firm has a wealth of broad and significant experience in successfully counseling clients through all aspects of business rescue and reorganization, asset tracing and recovery, as well as bankruptcy-related acquisitions, dispositions and disputes. Much of Satterlee Stephens' work is cross-border. The Firm boasts a diverse and impressive clientele including debtors, institutional lenders (including major commercial banks, hedge funds and DIP lenders), creditors' committees, equity committees, unsecured creditors, bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees, equipment financiers, receivers, landlords and purchasers of distressed assets. These engagements occur in a wide variety of formal bankruptcy cases as well as non-bankruptcy workouts and loan restructurings. The Firm also has a pioneering and vibrant practice representing foreign office-holders in recognition proceedings and cases under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. Additionally, the Firm's lawyers are versed in advising clients with respect to municipal debt readjustment and Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Our ability to provide comprehensive legal services of the highest quality to its bankruptcy and restructuring clients is strengthened by the availability of broad expertise in other Satterlee Stephens practice areas.

We have long successfully represented clients through every aspect of business rescue and reorganization transactions related to bankruptcy across the United States. Our clientele includes major commercial banks, hedge funds and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders. We have represented creditors' committees, equity committees, unsecured creditors and bankruptcy trustees. Our representation also includes assisting landlords and p

Chapter 15 Cross-Border Representation

Our lawyers are pioneers in providing representation regarding cross-border insolvencies. We filed Chapter 15 bankruptcy cases within months of legislation being passed. We continue to provide representation to foreign insolvency practitioners and for a number of pre-eminent international firms.urchasers of distressed assets. Finally, we have represented debtors of every kind.

Abigail Snow

Ms. Abigail Snow is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP, and concentrates her practice in the areas of business insolvency, restructuring and creditors’ rights, avoidance actions and commercial litigation.  Among her areas of experience are:

• Representation of municipal taxing authority in protecting tax claims in bankruptcy § 363 sales, plans of reorganization, and claim objection proceedings

• Representation of official committees of unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases

• Representation of debtors and chapter 11 trustees in bankruptcy

Joan Rosenstock

Joan Rosenstock is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Ms. Rosenstock’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and insurance related litigation, with prior experience which includes real estate finance and lender liability.

Ms. Rosenstock is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Pamela A. Bosswick

Pamela A. Bosswick is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Ms. Bosswick is a litigator and concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and creditors’ rights.  She has particular experience representing financial institutions and major corporations in matters regarding lender liability defense, contract disputes, computer performance defense, inter-creditor issues, and bankruptcy.

Peter S. Smedresman

Peter Smedresman is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

Mr. Smedresman represents major international financial institutions and multinational businesses with their corporate finance needs, including debt finance, capital markets transactions, sovereign risk and derivatives. He also regularly advises banks and other financial institutions with respect to regulatory matters, including analysis of new activities and financial products.

Glenn C. Edwards

Glenn C. Edwards is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. 

He has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, both trial and appellate, in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions, as well as arbitration.  Areas of practice have included contractual disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, products liability, bankruptcy, trusts and estates litigation, and media-related issues.

James J. Coster


James J. Coster is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP and is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Executive Committee. 

Mr. Coster is a trial attorney with experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation, particularly on behalf of financial institutions.