Barry Bazian is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Restructuring practice. Mr. Bazian represents corporate debtors, equity sponsors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, committees and other parties-in-interest in out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and insolvency-related matters. He joined the firm in 2017.

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Mr. Bazian’s representative matters include representing major stakeholders in the following matters:

  • Proteus Digital Health, representing the developer of digital medicine technologies as debtor-in-possession in its Chapter 11 case, resulting in a successful sale and unanimous, unopposed confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan providing meaningful recoveries to general unsecured creditors.
  • Gibson Brands, representing the iconic guitar manufacturer as debtor-in-possession in its successful restructuring of approximately $500 million of funded debt obligations through a Chapter 11 plan.
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, representing the parent company and substantial creditor of a rare drug biopharmaceutical company in connection with the Chapter 11 restructuring of over $400 million of liabilities.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation, representing various vendors and landlords.
  • Toys R Us, representing various vendors and landlords.
  • The Rockport Company, representing the stalking horse successful purchaser of substantially all of the assets of The Rockport Company under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • East Orange General Hospital, representing the not-for-profit hospital as debtor-in-possession in its Chapter 11 case, resulting in its successful sale and the confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan.*
  • Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in numerous Chapter 11 cases, including those of Noranda Aluminum, Gander Mountain, CST Industries, Unilife Corporation, Aquion Energy, Golden County Foods and Ultimate Nutrition.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Bazian was an associate in Lowenstein Sandler’s New York office. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. During law school, he served as a legal intern for the Bankruptcy Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.


Mr. Bazian has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 U.S. 2022. Mr. Bazian has been recognized in Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch lists for 2021 and 2022 in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. In 2019, Goodwin was honored by the Turnaround Management Association for its work as counsel for client Gibson Brands, Inc. in its Chapter 11 restructuring, which was named Mid-Size Company Transaction of the Year. Mr. Bazian was lead associate on the engagement. In 2019, Mr. Bazian was selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program.

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J.D., 2013
St. John's University School of Law
(Dean’s List)
B.A., 2010
City University of New York - Queens College
(cum laude)


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Honorable Robert E. Grossman



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