Gilbert R. Saydah Jr.
New York Office

437 Madison Avenue
24th Floor
New York, NY 10022

P: 212-551-7777
F: 212-599-5085


Gilbert R. (“Gib”) Saydah Jr. is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department and is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice group.

Gib has had extensive experience representing parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring proceedings, including official committees of unsecured creditors; owners and purchasers of distressed assets; shopping center owners, management companies, and other landlords; large individual creditors; debtors in possession; indenture trustees; liquidating trustees and plan administrators.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Gib was a partner at a large international law firm.

Selected Representations

  • Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors:
    • Willowood USA Holdings; Centerstone Linen; Puglia Engineering; Conexant Systems; dELiA*s; OCZ Technology Group; USA Discounters; Real Mex Restaurants; Fuddruckers; Z Gallerie; Anchor Blue; Bachrach, Inc.; Delfasco Inc.; Four Points Corporation; and Jillians Entertainment Holdings.
  • Retail Cases (Various Landlord and Shopping Center Manager Representation):
    • Sears Holdings; Things Remembered; A&P (I & II); Anna’s Linens; Backyard Burger; Bakers Footwear; Betsey Johnson; Blockbuster; Borders; Boscov’s; Buffets Holdings (I & II); Circuit City; Coldwater Creek; CompUSA; Deb Shops; Everything But Water; Filene’s Basement; Frederick’s of Hollywood; Fresh & Easy Supermarkets; Friedman’s Jewelers; Friendly’s; Goody’s (I & II); Haggen; Jackson Hewitt; KB Toys; Levitz; Linens ‘n Things; Mattress Discounters; Mervyn’s; Movie Gallery; Quiksilver; Quiznos; RadioShack; Ritz Cameras (I & II); Sbarro (I & II); Sharper Image; Souper Salad; Sports Authority; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Steve & Barry’s (I & II); Trade Secret; United Retail Group (Avenue); VICORP Restaurants; Wet Seal; and Whitehall Jewelers.
  • Individual Creditors and Committee Members:
    • 33 Peck Slip; Aleris; Delphi; Dendreon Pharmaceuticals; Lehman Brothers; Martifer Solar; Millennium Labs; Nortel Networks; Patriot National; Project Orange Associates; Relativity Media; Savient Pharmaceuticals; Stinson Petroleum; and U.S. Coal.
  • Debtors:
    • Hancock Fabrics; Oakwood Homes Corporation; Pillowtex Corporation; J. Silver Clothing, and E-Z Serve Convenience Stores.
  • Indenture Trustees:
    • Calpine and Midway Games.
  • Liquidating Trustees / Litigation Trustees / Plan Administrators:
    • Anchor Blue; Conexant; Copperweld; Jennifer Convertibles; Jillians Entertainment Holdings; Land Source; Oakwood Homes Corp.; OCZ Technology; Pillowtex; Uni-Marts; and VeraSun.
  • Purchasers of Assets:
    • Enumeral Biomedical Holdings; Heritage Home Group; Oreck Corporation; Haggen; and MetroPark.
  • Directors and Officers:
    • ERP Iron Ore, LLC
    • Riverstone Networks, Inc.

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • Princeton Alumni Schools Committee
  • Texas Exes – Lifetime Member

Honors & Awards

  • Turnaround of the Year (Under $100MM) Award, The M&A Advisor, 2021
  • Corporate Turnaround of the Year Award, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2021
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law, 2018-2020
  • Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (Sale of Oreck Corporation to Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.), The M&A Advisor, 2014

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Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Academic Achievements

Gib received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. He earned his A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.