SAM NEWMAN represents companies and their owners through restructurings (including out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases). He also advises clients in a wide variety of transactions involving distressed assets. Sam’s clients include technology, healthcare, real estate, and hospitality companies. Representative clients include Canyon Partners LLC, Fortress Investment Group LLC, Redmile Group, Fundamental Advisors LP, Capstone Investment Advisors, LLC, and Z Capital Management LLC.
“He has a unique and pragmatic approach while maintaining depth and nuance required to forge the solution.”
Chambers USA 2023
Sam has been recognized in Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in California (2009–2023), with clients indicating “he is extremely creative and consensus-oriented. He helps create a path to resolving complex issues quickly” (2021) and is “a class act and very smart” (2022). In 2023, Sam was named a fellow by the American College of Bankruptcy.
Sam led The M&A Advisor “Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year” in 2023 as counsel to Tricida, Inc. in its restructuring and in 2022 as counsel to Ventec Life Systems in its sale to ReactHealth. He also led the “Information Technology Deal of the Year” in 2021 as counsel to Wave Computing, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case.
Sam is a member of the firm’s Automotive and Mobility Leadership Committee, which is composed of lawyers from around the world in various practice areas dedicated to driving the firm’s growth in the automotive and mobility sector.
He previously held political and fundraising positions with the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. and served in legislative and policy positions for Senator John Glenn (OH) and Representatives Gary Ackerman (NY) and Rob Andrews (NJ).