Gregory M. Petrick

Phone212 504 6373

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Distressed Finance
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Real Estate Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6373
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Boston University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., 1982
Admitted1982, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Gregory Petrick, Co-Chair of Cadwalader's Financial Restructuring Group and Managing Partner of the London office, has represented debtors, official unsecured creditors' committees, secured lenders, state regulators, and trustees in complex business reorganizations. His practice encompasses counseling secured and unsecured lenders, creditor committees, public bondholders, debtors, shareholders, and investors involved in many of the largest and most complex U.S. and international reorganizations and restructurings, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. In recognition of Greg's many accomplishments in the restructuring space, The Best Lawyers in America selected Greg as a leading lawyer in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization, and Bankruptcy Litigation, and he has been recognized as a key individual by Legal500.

Greg has played a major role in the restructuring, reorganization, sale, or acquisition of businesses in the life insurance, financial services, telecommunications, energy, real estate, shipping, and hospitality industries. He has also led cross-border restructurings across Europe, Indonesia and Australia.

He is a graduate of Boston University, summa cum laude, and Fordham Law School.


• Greg represented CIFG Holding Ltd, a monoline insurer in restructuring its exposure to ABS CDOs, which was recognized by the International Financial Law Review as the 2008 Restructuring Deal of the Year. He currently represents the Joint Provisional Liquidators of Lehman Re, bank lenders in the reorganization of TBS and Marco Polo Shipping, and MBIA in connection with the reorganization of Punch Taverns and the A13 Toll Road.

• Greg represented bank lenders in the restructuring of Residential Capital Funding and GMAC debt, and Northwest Airlines in chapter 11 proceedings. He also represented Xstrata in the sale of its North American aluminum assets, an ad hoc committee of bondholders of Calpine Canada Energy Finance ULC in chapter 11 proceedings and Canadian CCAA proceedings, the official committee of unsecured creditors of Mirant Americas Generation, LLC, and the ad hoc committees of bondholders in Protection One, Inc. and American Restaurant Group, Inc.

• In the past, Greg represented creditors' committees in Flag Telecommunications, Huntsman Corp., Dictaphone Corporation, Florida Coast Paper, and Golden Ocean Group, and aircraft financiers in the United Airlines bankruptcy. He also represented Bear Stearns, Lodgian Hospitality, Amer Reefer, and Glencore Party Nickel in debtor related work. Previously, Greg has played a leading role in the reorganization cases of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, Confederation Life Insurance Company, and The McGinnis Hedge Funds.

News & Resources


News Releases

•Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

•Cadwalader Recognized With Two Major IFLR Americas Awards
Mar 28, 2014

•Cadwalader Announces 2014 Management Committee
Jan 15, 2014

•2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

•Cadwalader Deepens Cross Border Finance, Securitization and Global Capital Markets Practice with Addition of London Partners Bruce Bloomingdale and Jeremiah Wagner
Sep 18, 2013

•Cadwalader Bolsters Financial Restructuring Team with Two New Hires in the London Office
May 21, 2013

•IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice
Nov 06, 2012

•2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice
Oct 06, 2012

•Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields
Sep 26, 2011

•2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice
Sep 06, 2011

Recent Press

•European Shipowners to Seek U.S. Court Protection, Law Firm Says
Jan 26, 2012

•European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2012
Jan 24, 2012

•Cads' New City Boss to Lead Hiring Spree
Jan 02, 2012

•Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Cadwalader
Jan 13, 2011


•Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

•Cadwalader Recognized With Two Major IFLR Americas Awards
Mar 28, 2014

•2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

•International Financial Law Review's 2013 IFLR 1000
Nov 06, 2012

•The Best Lawyers In America 2013
Oct 06, 2012


Clients Friends Memos

•Impact of the New PRC Cross-Border Security Regulations on Debt Financing
Jun 18, 2014

•U.S. Second Circuit Requires Argentina to Pay Defaulted Sovereign Debt Under Equal Treatment Clause
Nov 05, 2012

•English Supreme Court Refuses to Enforce U.S. Bankruptcy Avoidance Action Judgment
Oct 29, 2012

•Living Wills: FDIC Modifies, Finalizes Rules
Sep 23, 2011

•The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions
Jun 22, 2011

•Living Wills: A User's Guide To Dodd-Frank's Bequest to Banks
Jun 13, 2011

•BP in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Incident and the Bankruptcy Implications of Mounting Environmental Liabilities
Jul 07, 2010

•GGP Bankruptcy Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Twenty Property Level Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings
Aug 13, 2009

•Lenders File Motions to Dismiss Twenty-One General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings
Jun 04, 2009

•General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Enters Final Order on Cash Collateral, Cash Management, and DIP Financing Issues
May 18, 2009

•General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Defers Final Ruling on Cash Collateral, Cash Management and DIP Financing Issues
May 11, 2009

•Delaware Bankruptcy Court Decision in SemCrude Poses Setback to Triangular Setoff
Jan 16, 2009


•The Price of Terminating a Mortgage Loan Repurchase Agreement
Apr 11, 2011

•DE Bankruptcy Court Denies Appointment of Examiner Despite Statutory Mandate
Oct 15, 2010

•Bankruptcy Implications Of Environmental Liabilities
Aug 02, 2010


Trade Alert

•Trade Alert - June 2014, Issue 4
Jun 30, 2014

•Trade Alert - May 2014, Issue 5
Jun 03, 2014

•Trade Alert - April 2014, Issue 4
Apr 30, 2014

•Trade Alert - March 2014, Issue 3
Mar 31, 2014

•Trade Alert - February 2014, Issue 2
Feb 28, 2014

•Trade Alert - January 2014, Issue 1
Jan 29, 2014

 (Also at London, England)

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Gregory M. Petrick

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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