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Heidi J. Sorvino Partner

New York, NY | Direct 212.631.4417Fax 212.631.1249
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Heidi Sorvino is nationally recognized by her clients and peers as a leading lawyer in the practice of financial restructuring and bankruptcy. Supervising partner of the Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group in the firm's New York office, Heidi has a strong command of business finance and bankruptcy law and decades of experience counseling clients dealing with distressed debt. Drawing on skills developed during her graduate studies in clinical social work, she partners with clients to fully understand their needs and goals to develop personalized and creative strategies to address issues. Heidi is widely respected for her client service and responsiveness. 

Heidi concentrates her practice on corporate restructurings, complex bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. She represents creditors and debtors through all phases of Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings both inside and outside of the courtroom. Heidi is appointed to serve as a Subchapter V and Chapter 11 trustee, managing the affairs of a debtor’s business through its financial restructuring and resulting bankruptcy proceedings. She also represents distressed companies, creditors, insurance companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, distressed-debt investors, and indenture trustees through negotiations to avoid the courtroom and to understand changing and emerging legal/regulatory issues. She has been at the forefront of bankruptcy law for more than 31 years representing clients before, during and post-recession.

Heidi is well known for her ability to articulate and address complex business issues. She is frequently called upon by international news agencies to discuss cutting edge issues in corporate turnarounds and restructurings. She has appeared as a guest on Reuters Television, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. She has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Crain's New York Business, and Dow Jones Newswire.

Recognition & Involvement

Heidi is AV® Preeminent rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. Since 2013, she has been recognized for her Bankruptcy and Creditor rights practice by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. In 2014, she was awarded with a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, from the College of St. Elizabeth for her commitment to the practice of law and promoting women as full partners in the workplace. 

Heidi is actively involved in the business community, currently serving as an executive board member and General Counsel of the Turnaround Management Association's (TMA) New York City Chapter. She formerly served on TMA's Global Board of Trustees, as Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and as a board member of the Ameritrans Capital Corporation. 




Bar and Court Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


St. John's University School of Law, JD, 1989

New York University, Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 1985

Hamilton College, BA, 1983


Turnaround Management Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Executive Women's Golf Association
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

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