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Craig A. Wolfe

New York
T: 212.634.3071
F: 917.438.6130


  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, highest distinction
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Thought Leadership

Craig Wolfe is a partner in the Finance & Restructuring Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Wolfe represents debtors, creditors’ committees, lenders, trade creditors, litigation creditors, trustees, receivers, and buyers of assets in a wide range of distressed financial situations.  His experience spans many industries, including ocean shipping, shipbuilding, maritime, petroleum trading, offshore oil, pipeline, transportation and logistics, entertainment, food manufacturing, packaging, telecom, chemical, aircraft, steel, publishing, retail, manufacturing, and printing. 

His shipping and maritime focus comes from having been the CEO of an ocean transportation and stevedoring company and serving as a captain on commercial vessels.  He regularly represents borrowers and lenders in distressed financing situations involving Jones Act and foreign flag shipping companies, shipyards, and other maritime and non-maritime businesses.  He also represents sellers and buyers of assets in distressed situations. 

Mr. Wolfe frequently represents creditors' committees in the bankruptcies of companies in many industries, including the media, entertainment, telecom, maritime, shipping, shipbuilding and offshore petroleum industries.  He has recently served as counsel to the official committees of unsecured creditors in the maritime bankruptcy cases of Toisa Limited (ocean shipping/offshore oil) (New York), TMT Shipping (Houston), B+H Ocean Carriers (New York), U.S. Shipping (New York), Derecktor Shipyards (Connecticut), Hawaii Superferry (Delaware), and Bender Shipbuilding (Alabama).  Mr. Wolfe also represented the official committees of unsecured creditors in the non-maritime cases of AOG Entertainment (American Idol) (New York), Bostwick Laboratories (Delaware), and Suntech America (Delaware).  He also represented the proposed official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 9 bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama, which at the time, was the largest municipal bankruptcy filed in the United States.

In addition to serving as debtor’s counsel in numerous out of court workout situations, Mr. Wolfe served as chapter 11 debtor's counsel for companies such as Relativity Media (television and motion picture), Contessa Premium Foods (seafood import and food manufacturing), Compressus (healthcare software), Warnaco (apparel), Owens Corning (building materials), Horizon PCS (telecom), Federal Mogul (automotive parts manufacturing), Imagyn Medical Technologies (medical devices), Aragon Engineering (automotive parts manufacturing) and the Everyday convenience store chain (gas stations and convenience stores).


  • Recipient of the Turnaround Management Association's Transaction of the Year - Mid-Size Company Award for his work as counsel to Contessa Premium Foods, Inc.
  • Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the Corporate Restructuring area, 2010, 2012, 2014