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Zachary A. Paiva
Zachary A. Paiva
Associate — Restructuring & Reorganization
Associate — Restructuring & Reorganization

Zachary A. Paiva

Zachary A. Paiva
New York

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

Zachary A. Paiva

Zack’s primary area of practice focuses on all aspects of restructuring and reorganization work, including the representation of debtors, creditors, and equity holders in both chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Zack has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Meritage Midstream in its successful out-of-court restructuring including a significant new money debt investment and an amendment and extension of the company’s credit facility

  • 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.

  • Taco Bueno Restaurants in connection with its prepetition debt sale transaction and subsequent prepackaged chapter 11 cases, which involved equitizing $140 million in senior secured debt, transitioning ownership to an affiliate of Sun Holdings, Inc., renegotiating a substantial portion of the company’s lease portfolio, and reaching a global settlement with unsecured creditors in fewer than 45 days


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2018 (Competitions Editor, Fordham Dispute Resolution Society; Associate Competitions Editor, Fordham Moot Court Board; Staff Member, Fordham Urban Law Journal).
  • University of Michigan, B.A. Sport Management, Minor in Political Science, 2015.
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York