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Gilbert R. Saydah Jr.

New York
(212) 259-7340


New York
United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of New York


Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate
Finance and Restructuring
Bankruptcy/Financial Restructuring
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation
Financial Services Litigation
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency



Bachelor of Science from Princeton University

J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law



Gib Saydah is a Partner in the U.S. Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group. He is resident in the firm’s New York office, and frequently practices in Delaware and other jurisdictions around the country. His practice focuses on representing parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring proceedings.  

Mr. Saydah has extensive experience representing official committees of unsecured creditors; owners and purchasers of distressed assets; shopping center owners, management companies, and other landlords; large individual creditors; debtors in possession; indenture trustees; liquidating trustees and plan administrators.

Representative Experience

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

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

Retail Cases (Various Landlord and Shopping Center Manager Representation)

Sears; 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.


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

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

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings; Oreck Corporation; Haggen; and MetroPark.

Directors and Officers

ERP Iron Ore, LLC
Riverstone Networks, Inc.

Memberships & Associations

American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
International Council of Shopping Centers

Community Activities

Princeton Alumni Schools Committee
Texas Exes - Lifetime Member

Honors & Awards

2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers – Bankruptcy Law  

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