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Shaya Rochester

New York Office

Shaya Rochester has extensive experience in a broad range of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, as well as bankruptcy litigation. The Legal 500 notes that clients praise Shaya as a "diligent" advisor who can "always be relied on to provide considered and sensible advice."

Shaya focuses his practice in distressed lending and regularly represents DIP lenders, prepetition lenders and exit financing providers. He also regularly represents distressed investors, purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 sales, ad hoc bondholder groups, as well as corporate debtors, independent directors, equity sponsors and post-bankruptcy litigation and liquidation trustees. Shaya has advised clients in multiple industries, including retail, commodities, energy, oil and gas, entertainment and media, manufacturing, aviation, telecommunications and tobacco.

Shown below is a selection of Shaya’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2017
Shaya  Rochester


  • JD, Washington University School of Law
  • BA, Yale University, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York


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  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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