Our Firm

Esbin & Alter, LLP is a boutique law firm, representing clients involved in distressed and par transactions, including those involving primary and secondary market bank debt, trade claims, and alternative high-yield and “special situations” private investments. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of almost every major legal development in the distressed bank debt and claims trading market. As active members of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, Inc. (“LSTA”) and Loan Market Association (“LMA”), the corporate bank loan industry’s self-governing organizations, we closely monitor, and provide guidance on, the changes and market movements that affect our clients and their business.

Esbin & Alter’s broad client list includes hedge funds, private equity funds, investment banks, broker- dealers, and other market participants. We pride ourselves on our proven ability to deliver expert legal and advisory services matching those of large corporate firms, with the real time responsiveness, dedication and economies our clients expect of a boutique law firm. Moreover, our extensive knowledge base of the markets, together with our common sense, commercial approach to navigating transactions, has enabled us to successfully and efficiently steer our clients through tens of thousands of transactions across a myriad of asset classes and credit facilities.