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Steven Zundell
Steven Zundell
Counsel — Restructuring & Reorganization
Counsel — Restructuring & Reorganization

Steven Zundell

Steven Zundell
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Steven Zundell

Experience Highlights

  • Platinum Equity in its capacity as sponsor and lender in the out-of-court restructuring of Yak Access, LLC, the nation’s leading provider of temporary access roads and related services, whereby among other things, the company reduced its funded debt obligations by over $500 million and Platinum funded the majority of a $121 million new money investment, retaining control of the company’s common equity

  • Strategic Materials, Inc., North America’s leading glass recycling company, and certain of its affiliates in their prepackaged chapter 11 cases that deleveraged the company’s capital structure by converting over 65% of the company’s approximately $430 million of prepetition secured funded debt into equity; the prepackaged chapter 11 plan was confirmed within only 37 days of commencing the chapter 11 cases in Houston

  • An ad hoc group of lenders holding approximately $175 million in senior secured term debt in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Pioneer Energy Services Inc.

  • An ad hoc term loan lender group in the prepackaged chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of MD America Energy

  • Angelo, Gordon Energy Servicer, LLC as administrative agent for a prepetition secured credit facility and a debtor in possession credit facility in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Weatherly, Oil & Gas, LLC 

  • AMP Capital Investors (US) Limited in the out-of-court financial restructuring of Ocean Point Terminals (fka Limetree Bay Terminals) and certain affiliates under which AMP Capital will provide up to $100 million in new capital to Ocean Point Terminals

  • An independent committee of the board of directors of Daktronics, Inc., a publicly traded company that specializes in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems, and large-screen video displays, in connection with the company’s efforts to improve its financial structure and liquidity profile

  • The Houston Astros in a joint venture with the Houston Rockets to acquire AT&T SportsNet Southwest from Warner Bros

  • Cloud Peak Energy in the sale of substantially all their operating assets to an affiliate of the Navajo Nation as part of its chapter 11 cases involving approximately $350 million in funded debt and over $750 million in total liabilities

  • Lilis Energy in an in-court sale process in which substantially all of the company’s operating assets were sold to Ameredev Texas LLC as part of its chapter 11 cases involving approximately $400 million in total liabilities plus the confirmation of a chapter 11 plan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • Co-counsel to the Houston Astros as owner and substantial creditor in connection with the involuntary chapter 11 case commenced against the Houston Regional Sports Network

  • Select Energy Services, Inc. as stalking-horse bidder in the chapter 11 cases of Basic Energy Services, Inc. and the successful closing of sale transaction for Select’s acquisition of substantially all assets of Agua Libre Midstream, LLC and certain water-related assets and operations of Basic

  • Harvey Gulf International Marine in an in-court restructuring of a James Act Operator in its complex balance sheet restructuring addressing $1.3 billion in senior secured debt and deleveraging the company by nearly $900 million

  • Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., a Canadian exploration and production company, in connection with its out-of-court restructuring transaction and private up-tier exchange offer

  • Riverstone Holdings in its capacity as second lien lender and private equity sponsor in connection with Fieldwood Energy’s restructuring, including the conversion of more than $1.6 billion in funded debt to equity, its $525 million new money rights offering, and the acquisition of Noble Energy’s deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico, all as effectuated through prepackaged chapter 11 cases

  • Energy XXI, a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases which reduced the company’s funded debt by approximately $3.0 billion

  • Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., a provider of contract drilling and pressure pumping services, in the all-stock transaction purchase agreement from Seventy Seven Energy Inc.

  • Jonah Energy, LLC in connection with its asset purchase agreement with LINN Energy, Inc. to acquire natural gas and oil producing properties in the Jonah and Pinedale fields

  • U.S. Oil and Refining in connection with its credit facility amendments and out-of-court restructuring


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2014 (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Executive Board: Finance Editor and Managing Editor)
  • Rutgers University, B.A. Political Science summa cum laude, 2011
  • Selected to the New York Rising Star list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2023
  • New York