Evercore Partners Inc. announced that Stephen Goldstein has joined the firm’s Investment Banking business as a senior managing director in its Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group. Goldstein is based in New York and will focus on providing corporate restructuring and financing advice.

Goldstein was most recently a managing director in the Restructuring Group at Lazard. Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, he served in several investment banking positions at Thomas Weisel Partners and its predecessor firm, Montgomery Securities. Goldstein began his career as an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he specialized in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He has over 17 years of experience in a broad range of corporate finance activities, including restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. He has recently advised corporate clients and creditor groups on a number of significant restructuring and debt financing transactions, including engagements for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, iStar Financial, Charter Communications, the lenders to Masonite International, WCI Communities, Jacuzzi Brands and Spanish Broadcasting Systems, among others. Goldstein received his Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.

“We are delighted that Steve has joined Evercore,” said Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s CEO. “This hire is a demonstration of our commitment to maintaining a world-class effort in restructuring and debt advisory.” David Ying, head of Evercore’s Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group, said, “Steve is very highly regarded in the restructuring community and his background and skill set perfectly complement our team of senior bankers.”

Evercore Partners is an independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution.