Overview

Alyson M. Fiedler has been involved in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases in recent years, having served as counsel to creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, fiduciaries, and other interested parties. She has earned a national reputation among clients and peers for being a seasoned and skilled insolvency litigator with the right balance of tenacity, poise, and professionalism. This balance enables her to succeed through litigation or consensual deal making, even amidst the most heated and contested environments.

In addition to handling highly contested insolvency and creditors’ rights matters in federal and state courts, including those in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, Alyson is often called upon by fiduciaries, debtors, senior management, and boards of directors of financially troubled companies to provide advice with respect to “in­-court” and “out-­of-­court” restructuring strategies. Alyson also regularly advises lenders and other interested parties on financings and other strategic commercial transactions, including pre- and post-bankruptcy investments and acquisitions.

Alyson has received national awards for her writing, has long been recognized in New York and New Jersey Super Lawyers for bankruptcy, and received the highest rating from her peers in Martindale-Hubbell. Alyson serves as the Special Projects Leader for the Secured Credit Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and other related professional organizations. She also serves as an active member of the Firm’s Law Student Recruitment Committee and has served as the New York office liaison for the Firm’s summer associate program.

  • Experience

    Alyson’s representations include:

    Creditor Representations

    • Counsel to one of the largest vendors to Toys “R” Us, actively serving on the ad hoc merchandise vendors’ group in Toys “R” Us’ chapter 11 case and negotiating the resolution of more than $800 million in unpaid administrative claims.
    • Counsel to First Manhattan Development REIT in connection with its $106 million loan secured by a New York apartment building in the chapter 11 case of 785 Partners, LLC, obtaining a full recovery, including title to the building and a multi-million dollar cash payment.
    • Counsel to architectural firm in connection with the chapter 11 case of Shelbourne North Water Street, L.P. involving the Chicago Spire.
    • Counsel to prominent commercial landlord and exclusive broker in various retail chapter 11 cases, including Claire’s, Payless, Aeropostale, RadioShack, and Ashley Stuart, among others.
    • Counsel to trade creditors in connection with the chapter 11 case of GT Advanced Technologies and related preference defense.
    • Counsel to the Note-A Senior Lenders in the workout of a $124 million loan facility secured by one of the largest luxury condominium developments in Orlando, Fla.
    • Counsel to counterparties to repurchase agreement and other financing arrangements in MF Global and Lehman Brothers chapter 11 bankruptcies and SIPA proceedings.
    • Counsel to national bank in connection with Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.’s substantial servicing obligations in excess of $1 billion.
    • Counsel to Goldman Sachs subsidiary in connection with various telecommunication license agreements, non-residential real property leases, hotel accommodation services agreements, and preference defense in WorldCom, EXDS Communications, Global Crossing, Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines.

    Committee Representations

    • Counsel to one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers and Chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 case of Suntech America, Inc., holding a claim of more than $143 million.
    • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 filing of Waterscape Resort, LLC, a newly developed $160 million New York hotel and condominium building, resulting in a 100 percent recovery for unsecured creditors.
    • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 case of EnCap Golf Holdings LLC, a complex brownfield remediation and development project, with more than $1 billion in filed claims and nearly $300 million in secured debt, involving hundreds of acres in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
    • Counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of Certain Equity Security Holders of Mega-C Power Corporation, representing the interests of more than 100 investors in a contested plan confirmation hearing, competing plan litigation and related adversary proceedings.

    Debtor and Fiduciary Representations and Restructurings

    • Counsel to certain post-confirmation trusts created under section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code.
    • Counsel to provider of liability coverage in various Diocesan chapter 11 cases.
    • Counsel to Indenture Trustee in Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, with more than $200 million of debt in a successfully confirmed chapter 11 reorganization.
    • Counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee and subsequently appointed Liquidating Trustee in Liberty State Benefits of Delaware, Inc., one of the most egregious Ponzi cases pending in the District of Delaware, involving four affiliated companies and hundreds of defrauded investors in numerous jurisdictions that culminated in a successful plan confirmation in late 2014.
    • Counsel to China Natural Gas, Inc. in its complex, multinational chapter 11 case, seeking to restructure nearly $100 million in asserted claims.
    • Counsel to privately held $225 million exotic, high-end vehicle financing and leasing company in virtually all aspects of its business, creditors’ rights and restructuring.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2000
      American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Articles and Notes Editor
      Hon. Dorothy Eisenberg, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Westbury, N.Y., Judicial Extern (1998)
    • Dickinson College, B.A., Political Science and Fine Arts, 1995

    Bar Admissions

    • New York
    • New Jersey
      • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

          Professional Memberships

          • American Bankruptcy Institute, Secured Claim Committee, Special Products Leader; Taxation Committee, Tax Newsletter Editor, and Listserve Facilitator, Former Member
          • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
          • Turnaround Management Association
        • Insights

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          News Release

          Thirteen Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

          Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two have been named Rising Stars.

          News Release

          Two Attorneys Listed in 2018 New York Metro Women’s Edition List

          Attorneys Patricia Pileggi and Alyson Fiedler have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 New York Metro Women’s Edition Super Lawyers list.

          News Release

          Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

          Thirteen Schiff Hardin attorneys have been named 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and two have been named Rising Stars.

          News Release

          Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers Women’s Edition

          Three Schiff Hardin attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers Women’s Edition and Rising Stars lists.

          News Release

          Fourteen Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

          The Super Lawyers selection methodology includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on candidates.

          Other Publications

          • Note, "The Disinterested Standard of Section 327(a): Applying an Equitable Solution for Potential Conflicts in Small Bankruptcies," 7 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 363 (1999)