Alison D. Bauer

Alison D. Bauer

New York: 212.880.6048
Fax 212.682.0200


JD, 1995
New York University School of Law
BA, 1992
Brown University

Bar Admissions

New York, 1996


Alison's practice focuses on U.S. and international business reorganizations and financing, including chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, out-of-court restructurings, secured financings and investments in troubled companies. Alison has represented debtors in chapters 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases and foreign debtors in ancillary proceedings and chapter 15 cases. Alison regularly advises pension funds, private equity groups and other financial services institutions on distressed investments. She also advises traditional and non-traditional lenders including debtor-in-possession lenders, asset-based lenders, other institutional lenders, and agents of lenders in and out of chapter 11. Alison negotiates on behalf of strategic acquirors and sellers in distressed mergers and acquisitions in and out of bankruptcy. She has acted for official committees of creditors and general unsecured creditors in an array of matters, including defendants to preference and fraudulent conveyance actions.

Representative Work

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Turnaround Management Association’s Pro Bono Transaction Award for The Big Apple Circus Ltd. (2018)

M&A Advisor’s Consumer Discretionary Deal Of The Year ($10mm To $25mm) Award for the restructuring of The Big Apple Circus Ltd.


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Lenders’ Credit-Bidding Rights

Torys' Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin


Professional Involvement

From 1996 to 1998, Alison was an assistant adjunct professor with Harvey Miller and Michael Walsh for New York University School of Law advanced bankruptcy seminar. While attending New York University School of Law, Alison was a member of the Moot Court Casebook Division.

Memberships and Affiliations

Alison is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the IWIRC: International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.