Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. Announced as Winner of the 13th Annual Turnaround Awards

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, FEB. 7, 2019 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 13th Annual Turnaround Awards on Thursday, December 20th. Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. was named a winner for the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Under $500 million) for the firm’s role as co-counsel to the Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. The awards will be presented at a Black Tie Gala on Thursday, March 28st at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transactions, companies and dealmakers. Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. was chosen from over 275 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us a great pleasure to recognize Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. and bestow upon them our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder, The M&A Advisor. “Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. represents the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2018 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“This is our third award from M&A Advisors in a relatively short time, we previously won for our role in an agricultural industry deal and most recently in an information technology deal,” said Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Chair of Elliott Greenleaf’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, which is well known for its distressed mergers and acquisitions experience. “We are really proud in particular of my partner Eric M. Sutty’s work in this case, especially as a healthcare industry matter, where, we have as a firm, a real sweet spot in terms of expertise.”

The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2019 Distressed Investing Summit. The Summit will take place on March 27/28 and will feature 250 of the industry’s leading professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by a faculty of restructuring industry stalwarts and business media experts. Palm Beach’s exclusive Colony Hotel will be home to the One-on-One Meetings, Opening Night Reception, Symposium, Awards Celebrations, and our infamous Closing Party. For an event profile CLICK HERE.

For a complete list of winners CLICK HERE.

Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. is a law firm with five offices located in Pennsylvania and Delaware, has a national commercial litigation and insolvency practice that effectively and economically adds value to its clients. Our attorneys bring winning experience to problem solving and counseling in litigation and business matters.

Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. offers a variety of legal and business solutions, to corporations, entrepreneurs, labor unions, non-profits, and governmental and educational entities, including:

  • Corporate Litigation and Health Care;
  • Restructuring and Insolvency;
  • Business Law & Entity Formation;
  • Constitutional & Regulatory Issues affecting businesses, government, and individuals;
  • Compliance, Internal Corporate Investigations, & White Collar Law;
  • Practice in specialized business courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Commerce Court of Philadelphia County;
  • Counseling to Boards of Directors;
  • Class Actions;
  • Employment law, including ERISA and defense of Wage & Hour actions;
  • Intellectual Property; and
  • Cross-Border Transactions.


Now in its 20th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services. 


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