Maja Zerjal Fink represents clients in distressed situations, corporate reorganizations, distressed investment litigation, and insolvency proceedings in the United States and across the globe.

Recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute in its 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, Law360 (2020), Super Lawyers (2020) and The Legal 500 (2019) as a "Rising Star," Ms. Zerjal Fink has been involved in some of the largest reorganization cases in the United States, including the restructuring of Puerto Rico's outstanding debt load of more than $74 billion. She has represented clients in a number of high-profile restructurings, including Hertz, Cineworld, Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation, MF Global Holdings, Seadrill Partners, Penn Virginia Corporation, Rotech Healthcare, SIGA Technologies, Breitburn Energy Partners, Trident Microsystems, and Phoenix Brands. Ms. Zerjal also represented B. Endeavour Shipping Co. in its Chapter 15 case and has advised clients in several cross-border matters. Her experience includes representations of private equity sponsors, debtors, foreign debtors and representatives, statutory and ad hoc committees, lenders, bondholders, trade creditors, landlords, and equity holders in bankruptcy proceedings and in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

Ms. Zerjal Fink writes extensively on restructuring topics, including in Bloomberg Law and Debtwire. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of International Corporate Rescue, a corporate restructuring and insolvency journal, where more than 30 of her articles were published.

Ms. Zerjal Fink maintains an active pro bono practice and has been awarded a Pro Bono Star award by Human Rights First for her work in asylum cases. She is also an active member of the Harvard Law School Association and serves on its Executive Committee and the Board of the New York City chapter.

Perspectives

Senior Living Bond Defaults: Do Bondholders or Residents Have Priority Over Entrance Fees?
Advisory
Plan and Asset Sales Negotiating No-Nos (Ethics)
Panelist, 20th Annual Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference
Even Technology Lawyers Should Love Bankruptcy Lawyers—Featuring Maja Zerjal Fink
Podcast: TMT Time
NextGen Panel COMI In the Digital Age-Determining COMI of a Virtual Business
Panelist, International Insolvency Institute's 21st Annual Conference
Carbon Credits: Asset and/or Liability in Restructuring? (pdf)
Global Restructuring Review
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate (2021)
"Rising Star" – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate (2019)
American Bankruptcy Institute
"40 Under 40" (2020)
Law360
"Rising Star" – Bankruptcy (2020)
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Credentials

Education
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, Dean's Scholar in Corporate Reorganization, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Law Review
  • BA, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, First in Class
Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Activities
  • Treasurer, Harvard Law School Association, Executive Committee
  • Vice President, Harvard Law School Association of New York City
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • Italian
  • Croatian
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