Stuart Goldring is a Tax partner in Weil’s Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Department and is based in New York. Mr. Goldring is a nationally recognized authority on federal income tax matters involving financially troubled companies.
He has extensive experience in advising debtors, creditors, potential acquirers, and investors in troubled companies, both within and outside of the bankruptcy context. Mr. Goldring also regularly advises on the structuring of acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions involving corporations and multi-corporate groups.
- Aéropostale, Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with their chapter 11 cases culminating in their Section 363 sale to a consortium.
- American Airlines in its chapter 11 reorganization, including American’s $18 billion merger with US Airways Group.
- American Gilsonite Company in its prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring.
- Ad hoc group of secured lenders in the chapter 11 restructuring of Aspect Software.
- Breitburn Energy Partners, L.P. in restructuring efforts related to more than $3 billion in funded debt obligations.
- General Motors Corporation in its chapter 11 liquidation, including the unprecedented Section 363 sale of the ongoing company to the government-sponsored “New GM” in a manner structured to qualify as a tax reorganization.
- Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in history with $630 billion of assets on its balance sheet, in its chapter 11 case and on-going liquidation.
- Southeastern Grocers, LLC (Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie/ Fresco y Más/Harveys Supermarkets) in connection with its chapter 11 cases.
- Washington Mutual in its chapter 11 reorganization, including the tri-party settlement with JPMorgan Chase Bank and FDIC resulting from the seizure and subsequent sale of Washington Mutual Bank.
- Westinghouse Electric in its $9.8 billion chapter 11 case and in its related $4.6 billion sale of substantially all of its global business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with other institutional partners.
Mr. Goldring serves on the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and co-chairs the Committee on Bankruptcy and Losses.
He was a member of the former Tax Council of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and served as chair of a special subcommittee of the Tax Council and the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the City Bar with respect to tax-related proposals of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
Mr. Goldring co-authors the treatise Tax Planning for Troubled Corporations (Wolters Kluwer, CCH). In addition, he has published numerous articles dealing with the tax issues relating to financially troubled companies and lectures widely on these topics.
Mr. Goldring is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law teaching a course on bankruptcy tax, and is a member of the BloombergBNA Corporate Tax Advisory Board.
He is a frequent presenter on bankruptcy and restructuring tax issues including PLI’s highly regarded tax program, “Corporate Tax Strategies” and “Consolidated Tax Return Regulations.”
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