Nicolas Abbattista

Associate, Miami



Nick Abbattista is an associate in White & Case's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice.  He has experience representing debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

Prior to joining White & Case, Nick served as law clerk to the Honorable Roberta A. Colton, Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Bars and Courts
Vanderbilt University Law School
University of Miami


Strike, LLC
Representation of Strike, LLC and its affiliated debtors in the sale of substantially all of their assets and confirmation of a liquidating plan in their chapter 11 cases.

Sandy Creek Energy Associates, L.P.
Representation of affiliates of LS Power in the sale of interests in Sandy Creek Energy Associates, L.P. (“SCEA”), owner of an undivided interest in a coal-fired power generating plant located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, to a group of SCEA's lenders in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of SCEA's approximately $1 billion of secured funded debt.

The Hertz Corporation
Representation of The Hertz Corporation and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 reorganization.

EXCO Resources, Inc.
Representation of LSP Investment Advisors, LLC in the chapter 11 case of EXCO Resources, Inc., an oil and gas company

Claire's Stores, Inc.
Representation of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in the chapter 11 case of Claire's Stores, Inc., a global specialty retailer of jewelry and accessories

Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Representation of Sempra Energy in its acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., the indirect owner of 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC

Awards and Recognition

Invited to speak by the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal at the 2017 induction ceremony after receiving a high score on the Florida Bar Exam.