Andrew R. Gottesman is a partner at Mintz & Gold LLP and heads the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice. Andrew’s focus is on advising clients in chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed lending and trading transactions, distressed asset purchases and sales, and complex individual bankruptcy cases.
Over the course of his career, Andrew has represented debtors, secured lenders, unsecured lenders, asset purchasers, asset sellers and equity holders and has been in-house counsel at JP Morgan Chase. He also has the unique advantage among attorneys of being intimately familiar with the business side of trade claims and distressed debt trading, having run the claims trading desk for SecondMarket, Inc.
Prior to joining Mintz & Gold, Andrew worked in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring departments of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP and ran his own successful practice. Andrew is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal, and Ithaca College. During the last major economic crisis, Andrew clerked for the Hon. James M. Peck in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and has completed the American Bankruptcy Institute/St. John’s University School of Law Bankruptcy Mediation Training program.
Andrew is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.