Alexander Nicas is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Restructuring practice.

Mr. Nicas advises and represents distressed companies, equity sponsors, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, and other stakeholders in all aspects of corporate restructuring transactions, including in-court chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and other distressed transactions.

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Debtor Representations

  • Washington Prime Group Inc.: Representation of WPG and eight-eight affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. WPG, the owner, developer, and manager of approximately 100 shopping centers across the United States, restructured over $1 billion in prepetition funded debt pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan.*
  • FTS International, Inc.: Representation of FTSI and two affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. FTSI, a provider of hydraulic fracturing services to North American exploration and production companies, restructured approximately $450 million of prepetition funded debt pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan.*
  • Murray Energy Holdings Co.: Representation of Murray Energy and ninety-eight affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Murray, the largest privately-owned coal company in the United States, headquartered in St. Clairsville, Ohio, restructured of over $2.7 billion in prepetition funded debt and over $8 billion in legacy liability obligations pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan.*
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc.: Representation of Aegean and seventy-four affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Aegean, a leading marine fuel logistics company, restructured approximately $900 million in prepetition funded debt pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan.*
  • Cenveo Inc.: Representation of Cenveo and thirty-five affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Cenveo, a leading global provider of print and related resources restructured approximately $1.1 billion in prepetition funded debt pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan.*

Creditor Representations

  • Garrett Motion, Inc.: Representation of Honeywell International, a substantial contract and litigation counterparty, in Garrett’s chapter 11 cases. Honeywell co-sponsored Garrett’s recapitalization.*
  • Achaogen, Inc.: Representation of an asset purchaser in Achaogen’s chapter 11 case.*
  • FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.: Representation of an ad hoc group of secured and unsecured bondholders in FirstEnergy’s chapter 11 cases.*
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Representation of holders of secured bonds issued by multiple instrumentalities of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in proceedings commenced under Title III of PROMESA and out-of-court restructuring negotiations.*
  • Molycorp, Inc.: Representation of an ad hoc group of secured bondholders in Molycorp’s chapter 11 cases.*
  • Seadrill Limited: Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in Seadrill’s chapter 11 cases.*
  • CHC Group, Ltd.: Representation of official committee of unsecured creditors in CHC’s chapter 11 cases.*
  • Arch Coal, Inc.: Representation of official committee of unsecured creditors in Arch’s chapter 11 cases.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

 
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Nicas was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York. Previously, Mr. Nicas was as an associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and a distressed debt legal analyst at Reorg Research, Inc.

Mr. Nicas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brendan L. Shannon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. 

 
Professional Activities
Mr. Nicas is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

Recognition

Mr. Nicas has been recognized as a Rising Star (2022) by Super Lawyers and was included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022,2023) for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. 

Mr. Nicas was awarded second place at the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Student Writing Competition in 2012.

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Education

LL.M., Bankruptcy, 2013
St. John's University School of Law
J.D., 2012
St. John's University School of Law
(Editor-in-Chief, N.Y. Real Property Law Journal)
B.A., Economics, 2004
Gettysburg College

Clerkships

2014-2015 U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, Honorable Brendan L. Shannon
2012-2013 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Cecelia G. Morris

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New York

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