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Steve Zelin


Steve Zelin is a Partner and Global Head of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group (“RSSG”) at PJT Partners, based in New York.

He also serves on the PJT Partners Management Committee.

Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Zelin worked at Blackstone for seventeen years, serving as a Senior Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Zelin was with Ernst & Young, where he was a partner in the firm’s Restructuring Group. Since 1988, Mr. Zelin has advised in all aspects of domestic and international formal and informal restructuring transactions across multiple industries.

Mr. Zelin is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary association of bankruptcy judges, lawyers and restructuring specialists whose members are admitted based upon achievements in the profession. He is a frequent lecturer on restructuring related topics at New York University and serves on its Board of Overseers. In addition, he serves on the boards of Her Justice and the University at Albany School of Business. Mr. Zelin received his MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BS in Accounting from the University at Albany.

Amongst Mr. Zelin’s  most notable assignments are Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Clearwire Corporation, Delphi, EFH Corporation, Enron, Ford, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, iHeart Radio / ClearChannel Outdoor, Kerzner International, Motorola, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Puerto Rico Oversight Board, Softbank/OneWeb re. Intelsat, T-Mobile / Sprint, Washington Mutual and Xerox.