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Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Debtor-Creditor Disputes

Rosenberg & Estis leverages its formidable litigation, transaction and full-service real estate practices together with bankruptcy expertise to provide strategic representation and solutions to various parties in interest across numerous industries in bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor disputes from middle market clients and matters to representing some of NYC’s largest financial institutions and private commercial real estate owners and representing parties in some of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in New York, Delaware and other jurisdictions.

For 45 years, Rosenberg & Estis has built a formidable reputation in New York with its litigation and transaction practices representing clients in middle market to multi-billion dollar real estate and financing transactions and disputes. That capability and expertise is combined with the bankruptcy expertise of attorneys supporting our Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Debtor-Creditor Disputes practice who have represented various parties in distressed transactions, debtor-creditor disputes, and insolvency matters, as well as Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies from middle market cases to some of the largest and most complex.

Attorneys supporting our Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Debtor-Creditor Disputes practice have many years of experience representing debtors, creditors and various parties-in-interest in a broad spectrum of distressed transactions, restructurings, liquidations, Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and other bankruptcy courts, as well as various debtor-creditor disputes in state and federal courts across the country.s.

Attorneys Supporting Our Practice

The Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Debtor-Creditor Disputes practice is led by John D. Giampolo and supported by litigation attorneys Deborah E. Riegel, Howard W. Kingsley, Brett B. Theis, Michael T. Carr, Stacey E. Lara along with transactional attorneys Michael E. Lefkowitz, Eric S. Orenstein and Casey E. Delaney.

Notable Work

Attorneys in our Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Debtor-Creditor Disputes practice have represented debtors, creditors and other parties-in-interest in middle market bankruptcy cases as well as many large high profile bankruptcy cases, including the following:

  • In re Buyk Corp.
  • In re L’Occitane
  • In re Knotel, et al
  • In re CBCS Washington Street LP (special counsel for $130 million financing)
  • In re Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., et al
  • In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, et al
  • In re Greenwich Sentry LP, et al (Madoff feeder fund bankruptcy)
  • In re Sports Authority Holdings, Inc., et al
  • In re Mervyn’s Holdings, LLC, et al
  • In re Boscov’s, Inc., et al
  • In re Hartmarx Corporation, et al
  • In re Jefferson County Alabama (Chapter 9)
  • In re Relativity Media, LLC, et al
  • In re Enron Corp., et al
  • In re Ionosphere Clubs, Inc., et al
  • In re R.H. Macy & Co., Inc., et al
  • In re Flywheel Sports, et al
  • In re Cosmoledo, LLC, et al
  • In re Neiman Marcus Group Ltd LLC, et al
  • In re Guitar Center, Inc., et al
  • In re GNC Holdings, et al
  • In re Smarter Toddler Group, LLC, et al
  • In re Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc., et al
  • In re PQ New York, et al
  • In re Chinos Holdings, Inc., et al (JCrew)
  • In re Juno USA LP, et al
  • In re Gulliver’s Gate, LLC
  • In re SFP Franchise Corp. (Papyrus)
  • In re Reliance Group Holdings, Inc., et al (represented Official Bank Committee)
  • In re Peabody Energy Corporation, et al

Clients We Represent

  • Debtors
  • Guarantors
  • Creditors’ committees
  • Trustees and other fiduciaries
  • Secured and unsecured lenders
  • Equipment vendors
  • Trade creditors
  • Real estate developers and landlords
  • Buyers and sellers of distressed assets

Industries We Represent

Clients come to us with a range of complicated problems. Financial, structural and operational. Our experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Real Estate
  • Retail (brick & mortar and ecommerce)
  • Bottling & Beverage Distribution
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Financial Services
  • Agriculture
  • Energy (oil & gas)
  • Transportation
  • Shipping
  • Entertainment
  • Technology & IT
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Telecommunications
  • Parking
  • Healthcare
  • Not for Profits
  • Unionized and Non-Unionized Industries
  • Municipalities

Our Expertise

  • Distressed Out-of-Court Transactions
    • Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Distressed Asset Sales
    • UCC Article 9 Sales
    • Out-of-Court Workouts & Restructurings
  • Debtor-Creditor Disputes in State and Federal Courts
    • Fraudulent Conveyances
    • Fraud and Ponzi Scheme Litigation
  • Asset Investigation & Recovery
  • State Court Insolvency Proceedings
    • Judicial Dissolutions in Delaware and New York
    • Receiverships
    • Assignment for Benefit of Creditors
  • Bankruptcy
    • Pre-Bankruptcy Counseling for Distressed Businesses
    • Represent Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganizations
    • Represent Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Liquidating Plans
    • Represent Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • Represent Landlords and Secured Creditors Pursuing Relief from Stay in Bankruptcy for Eviction and Foreclosure
    • Represent Buyers and Sellers of Assets in Bankruptcy Section 363 Sales
    • Represent Lenders in Bankruptcy Debtor-in-Possession Financing
    • Prosecution and Defense of Preferences, Fraudulent Transfers and other Avoidance Actions in Bankruptcy
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