Robert J. Gayda is counsel in Seward & Kissel’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Group. Bob has practiced law since 2004, joining Seward & Kissel in 2016. Bob was a secondee in the global restructuring group at The Royal Bank of Scotland plc from 2009-2010. Over the course of his career, Bob has represented a diverse clientele in all aspects of restructuring. This includes creditors’ committees, a court-appointed examiner, lender groups, special committees, investors, and individual creditors in both out-of-court and in-court restructurings.

Some of Bob’s recent matters include representing Borr Drilling in its acquisition of Paragon Offshore Limited (including entities subject to the Prospector Offshore bankruptcy cases); US Bank, as Owner Trustee in the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy cases; the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in both the Suniva Inc. and Gracious Home chapter 11 cases; DVB Bank, in both the Toisa Limited bankruptcy cases and the International Shipholding bankruptcy cases; and the special committee in the Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited prepackaged bankruptcy.

Bob is a member of the Maritime Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Turnaround Management Association (NY) Programming Committee, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Bob was also selected as a winner of the 7th Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards in the Legal Advisor category and named as a Rising Star 2017 by Super Lawyers.


The M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award Winner, 2016Rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star