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Lawrence V. Gelber

Lawrence V. Gelber

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA

Lawrence V. Gelber is a partner in the New York office where his practice concentrates in the areas of distressed mergers & acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financing, corporate restructuring, creditors' rights and prime brokerage insolvency/counterparty risk. Larry's extensive experience in Chapter 11 reorganization cases includes his representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, investors and acquirers. His debtor representations have included Quigley Company Inc., NTL Inc., Safety-Kleen Corp., Fansteel Inc., and CAI Wireless Systems Inc. Among his lender and creditor representations are Ableco Finance LLC, Cerberus Business Finance LLC, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Investor and acquirer representations include Mount Kellett Capital Management LP, King Street Capital Management LP, Petra Capital Management LP, Cerberus Capital Management LP and Prentice Capital Management LP.

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a leader in his field, Larry is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law. He is a regular contributor to The Bankruptcy Strategist, Bankruptcy Law 360, and Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser and has spoken at conferences sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, the William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute and other organizations. Some recent presentation topics include "Recent Developments in Bankruptcy and Distressed Investing," "Counterparty Risk Management" and "What Bankruptcy Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9 - Best Practices for Mezzanine Foreclosures in 2011." After receiving his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University, Larry obtained his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law.


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 1992

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Counsel, Corporate Restructuring Department, 2001-02
  • Associate, Corporate Restructuring Department, 1992-01
Lawrence V. Gelber is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Business Reorganization Financing: Use of Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Business Reorganization Financing: Use of Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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