Philip M. Abelson


Philip M. Abelson’s practice deals with debtors’ and creditors’ rights and corporate restructurings. Mr. Abelson represents debtors, official and unofficial committees, creditors, bondholders and third parties in connection with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Abelson’s recent engagements have involved a number of different industries, including television broadcasting, airlines, telecommunications, plastics, natural gas, health clubs, residential roofing materials and automotive parts manufacturing. Mr. Abelson has played an active role in the chapter 11 proceedings of Adelphia Business Solutions, G-1 Holdings, Federal-Mogul, Delta Airlines, Bally Total Fitness, Granite Broadcasting, Wellman, Foamex, Capmark, Visteon, NewPage, Tubo de Pasteje, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texaco.

Mr. Abelson received his B.A. in 1997 from Indiana University and his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the New York and California (inactive) Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


  • Co-author, “Why The Muni Bankruptcy Avalanche Has Not Arrived,” The Bond Buyer (October 29, 2010).


  • University of Michigan Law School, 2000, J.D.
  • Indiana University, 1997, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York