GILBERT R. SAYDAH JR.
Special Counsel
(212) 808-7612 (212) 808-7612
GILBERT R. SAYDAH JR. Special Counsel

Gib Saydah is special counsel in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on representing parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring proceedings. Gib has extensive experience representing official committees of unsecured creditors; purchasers of distressed assets; shopping center owners, management companies, and other landlords; large individual creditors; and indenture trustees; representing debtors in construction, manufacturing, and retail bankruptcy cases; and representing liquidating trustees and plan administrators in bankruptcy cases post-confirmation.

Community Activities

Princeton Alumni Schools Committee

Texas Exes-Lifetime Member

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

Anchor Blue; Bachrach, Inc.; Conexant Systems; dELiA*s; Delfasco Inc.; Four Points Corporation; Fuddruckers; Jillians Entertainment Holdings; OCZ Technology Group; Real Mex Restaurants; Magic Brands; USA Discounters; and Z Gallerie.

Retail Cases (Various Landlord and Shopping Center Manager Representation)

A&P (I & II); Anna’s Linens; Backyard Burger; Bakers Footwear; Betsey Johnson; Blockbuster; Borders; Boscov’s; Buffets Holdings (I & II); Circuit City; Coldwater Creek; CompUSA; Deb Shops; Everything But Water; Filene’s Basement; Frederick’s of Hollywood; Fresh & Easy Supermarkets; Friedman’s Jewelers; Friendly’s; Goody’s (I & II); Haggen; Jackson Hewitt; KB Toys; Levitz; Linens ‘n Things; Mattress Discounters; Mervyn’s; Movie Gallery; Quiksilver; Quiznos; RadioShack; Ritz Cameras (I & II); Sbarro (I & II); Sharper Image; Souper Salad; Sports Authority; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Steve & Barry’s (I & II); Trade Secret; United Retail Group (Avenue); VICORP Restaurants; Wet Seal; and Whitehall Jewelers.

Individual Creditors and Committee Members

33 Peck Slip; Aleris; Delphi; Dendreon Pharmaceuticals; Lehman Brothers; Martifer Solar; Millennium Labs; Nortel Networks; Project Orange Associates; Relativity Media; Savient Pharmaceuticals; Stinson Petroleum; and U.S. Coal.

Debtors

E-Z Serve Convenience Stores; Hancock Fabrics; J. Silver Clothing; Oakwood Homes Corporation; and Pillowtex Corporation.

Indenture Trustees

Calpine and Midway Games.

Liquidating Trustees/Litigation Trustees/Plan Administrators

Anchor Blue; Conexant; Copperweld; Jennifer Convertibles; Jillians Entertainment Holdings; Land Source; Oakwood Homes Corp.; OCZ Technology; Pillowtex; Uni-Marts; and VeraSun.

Purchasers of Assets

Haggen; MetroPark; and Oreck.

Directors and Officers

Riverstone Networks, Inc.

Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (Sale of Oreck Corporation to Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.), The M&A Advisor, 2014

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

International Counsel of Shopping Centers<

Credit Research Foundation

About

Gib Saydah is special counsel in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on representing parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring proceedings. Gib has extensive experience representing official committees of unsecured creditors; purchasers of distressed assets; shopping center owners, management companies, and other landlords; large individual creditors; and indenture trustees; representing debtors in construction, manufacturing, and retail bankruptcy cases; and representing liquidating trustees and plan administrators in bankruptcy cases post-confirmation.

Community Activities

Princeton Alumni Schools Committee

Texas Exes-Lifetime Member

Experience

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

Anchor Blue; Bachrach, Inc.; Conexant Systems; dELiA*s; Delfasco Inc.; Four Points Corporation; Fuddruckers; Jillians Entertainment Holdings; OCZ Technology Group; Real Mex Restaurants; Magic Brands; USA Discounters; and Z Gallerie.

Retail Cases (Various Landlord and Shopping Center Manager Representation)

A&P (I & II); Anna’s Linens; Backyard Burger; Bakers Footwear; Betsey Johnson; Blockbuster; Borders; Boscov’s; Buffets Holdings (I & II); Circuit City; Coldwater Creek; CompUSA; Deb Shops; Everything But Water; Filene’s Basement; Frederick’s of Hollywood; Fresh & Easy Supermarkets; Friedman’s Jewelers; Friendly’s; Goody’s (I & II); Haggen; Jackson Hewitt; KB Toys; Levitz; Linens ‘n Things; Mattress Discounters; Mervyn’s; Movie Gallery; Quiksilver; Quiznos; RadioShack; Ritz Cameras (I & II); Sbarro (I & II); Sharper Image; Souper Salad; Sports Authority; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Steve & Barry’s (I & II); Trade Secret; United Retail Group (Avenue); VICORP Restaurants; Wet Seal; and Whitehall Jewelers.

Individual Creditors and Committee Members

33 Peck Slip; Aleris; Delphi; Dendreon Pharmaceuticals; Lehman Brothers; Martifer Solar; Millennium Labs; Nortel Networks; Project Orange Associates; Relativity Media; Savient Pharmaceuticals; Stinson Petroleum; and U.S. Coal.

Debtors

E-Z Serve Convenience Stores; Hancock Fabrics; J. Silver Clothing; Oakwood Homes Corporation; and Pillowtex Corporation.

Indenture Trustees

Calpine and Midway Games.

Liquidating Trustees/Litigation Trustees/Plan Administrators

Anchor Blue; Conexant; Copperweld; Jennifer Convertibles; Jillians Entertainment Holdings; Land Source; Oakwood Homes Corp.; OCZ Technology; Pillowtex; Uni-Marts; and VeraSun.

Purchasers of Assets

Haggen; MetroPark; and Oreck.

Directors and Officers

Riverstone Networks, Inc.

Honors

Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (Sale of Oreck Corporation to Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.), The M&A Advisor, 2014

Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

International Counsel of Shopping Centers<

Credit Research Foundation

Practices