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New York City, NY

Sean A. O'Neal

Cleary Gottlieb


    Sean A. O’Neal’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy and related litigation matters.

    He regularly assists corporate debtors, creditors, investors, financial counterparties and other interested parties in bankruptcy-related transactions and out-of-court workouts. Sean also works with investors in purchasing assets from, or making investments in, distressed companies. In addition, he advises financial institutions in the development and drafting of resolution plans (i.e., living wills) under the Dodd-Frank Act. He frequently advises clients on creditors’ rights, debt instruments, prepackaged bankruptcies, loan-to-own strategies, debtor-in-possession financing, exit financing, Chapter 11 rights offerings, forbearance arrangements and other matters.

    In addition, Sean represents tenants and tenant associations on a pro bono basis in landlord bankruptcy cases and serves on the boards of directors of Brooklyn Community and Housing Services and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

    Sean joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2009. He is resident in the New York office.


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