Gordon Z. Novod
Gordon Novod is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer, focusing on corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights. He has fifteen years of experience representing ad hoc and official committees, distressed investors, lenders, litigation trustees, indenture trustees, trade creditors, and other parties in some of the most complex landmark restructurings.
Mr. Novod’s industry experience spans the automotive, chemical, construction, energy, entertainment, gaming, manufacturing, media, mining, and retail sectors. He has negotiated, drafted, and litigated all aspects of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, valuation, and plan confirmation proceedings, contested debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral use, the pursuit of fraudulent conveyance actions, and other matters involving bankruptcy-related and distressed litigation. He also has extensive experience reviewing, advising clients on, and litigating issues related to corporate debt securities in default and distressed situations, including exchange transactions and the Trust Indenture Act.
Mr. Novod prides himself on providing high quality advocacy to clients, keeping their business objectives in mind, thereby enabling him to build lasting relationships. He is also able to grasp complex legal and business issues in order to craft and implement innovative, yet practical solutions to maximize value for clients.
On numerous occasions, Mr. Novod has been acknowledged for his work as a restructuring attorney. In 2011, Law360 called him one of the “Rising Stars” in restructuring and “one of the five bankruptcy attorneys under 40 to watch.” He was also named a finalist in the M&A Advisor’s “40 under 40.” The following year, he was recognized as a “Winner of the 2012 40 Under 40 East M&A Advisor Recognition Awards” and New York Super Lawyers – Bankruptcy, “Rising Stars.” In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy. In addition, he serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization. Mr. Novod has been a featured panelist and/or moderator on topics involving distressed situations, indenture litigation, indenture analysis, and fraudulent conveyance litigation.
Prior to joining G&E, Mr. Novod was a partner in the bankruptcy & corporate restructuring group at Brown Rudnick in New York. He also formerly practiced in the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
Mr. Novod earned his J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva Universityin 2001 and his B.A. from Emory University in 1998.