Restructuring and Special Situations

Contact Information


Bruce Buchanan
Head of Restructuring and Special Situations


John Fleming
Managing Director, Restructuring and Special Situations
(212) 667-7790


Geoff Weiss
Director, Restructuring and Special Situations
(212) 667-7336




Oppenheimer's Restructuring and Special Situations Group, provides an array of advisory and capital raising services to leveraged corporate issuers, financial sponsors, and credit investors. The uniqueness of Oppenheimer’s platform provides our clients with the benefit of independent, best-in-class advice, while still bringing to bear our capital market expertise in both equity and debt securities. The Group’s breadth of experience includes a range of transaction types, enabling Oppenheimer to advise its clients strategically with respect to various strategies and then provide knowledgeable transaction execution, leveraging the firm’s full-service capabilities. For issuers with particularly challenging financing objectives, Oppenheimer is well positioned to run the dual process of creditor negotiations and new capital sourcing. Few experienced restructuring advisors have the necessary product knowledge and relationships to manage both in tandem on a competitive basis.

Our team offers clients extensive advisory and execution experience across the following products and services:

3(a)9 and Other Private Exchange Offers
Chapter 11 Reorganizations
Creditor Advisory
Other “Out-of-court” Strategies
Valuation and Other Testimony
Solvency Opinions
DIPs and Other Credit Facilities
Rescue Financings
Private High Yield Placement
Junior Term Loan Placement
Mezzanine and Structured Equity
Distressed Sales and Divestitures
§363 Auction Sales
Spin-offs / Split-offs
Loan Sales
Sponsored Recapitalizations
Fairness Opinions