Greg Yates Joins Seyfarth Shaw’s Litigation Department

NEW YORK — Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America’s leading full-service law firms, has announced that the Greg Yates has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group. Previously, Yates was a partner in the New York and Washington, D.C., offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Yates is an advisor to financial institutions as well as non-institutional lenders and investors. His national practice is concentrated in the area of debtor/creditor relations, including workouts, restructurings and bankruptcy. A key focus of his practice is advising clients on creative solutions to distressed commercial real estate transactions and, where necessary, litigation relating to those transactions. Also, he negotiates, structures, documents and closes many types of transactions involving distressed projects and litigates disputes relating to those projects. He also provides clients with guidance on acquisitions and divestitures of commercial mortgages, real estate and other assets.

Yates received his B.A. (*** laude), M.P.A., M.A. (Finance & Economics), M.B.A., and his J.D. from the University of Alabama. He is admitted to the state bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before joining his previous firm, Yates served as senior counsel to an investment bank, focusing on the purchase, resolution and sale of commercial mortgages and real estate. Yates clerked for two years with the chief bankruptcy judge in the Southern District of New York. He has also worked in the real estate department of a major oil company, been a business consultant and taught real estate and finance at several universities.

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