Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Practice

Our seasoned attorneys handle all types of bankruptcies, reorganizations, out-of-court workouts and restructuring, liquidations, foreclosures, distressed investing, asset protection, and commercial litigation involving creditor-debtor rights.

Practicing in the federal and state courts of New York State including:
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SDNY (Manhattan, Westchester and Poughkeepsie Divisions)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY (Brooklyn and Central Islip Divisions)
  • U.S. District Court, SDNY
  • U.S. District Court, EDNY
  • NYS Supreme Court (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, and the Bronx)


Financially distressed situations present unique challenges and opportunities for creditors and debtors alike, as well as other affected third parties. Each situation involves a unique set of assets, liabilities and cash flow, as well as personalities of the key players, who often have different agendas and varying degrees of leverage. Some financially distressed situations require negotiations, compromise and finesse. Other situations require hardball litigation, ‘nuclear’ and ‘kamikaze’ type threats and a ‘take no prisoners’ approach. There are no cookie cutter solutions to financially distressed situations and the landscape and dynamics of each situation often changes over time.

Representing a diverse clientele of creditors, debtors and third parties, including:

  • Financially troubled corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and individuals
  • Lenders and other secured creditors
  • Equity owners, general partners, limited partners, joint-venturers
  • Commercial and residential lessors
  • Investors in distressed assets
  • Non-debtor spouses and former spouses
  • Equipment lessors
  • Officers, employees, directors
  • Licensors and licensees
  • Creditors’ committees, trustees, examiners
  • All types of real estate entities
  • Former high net-worth individuals
Petition to file bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Petition

Handling all types of bankruptcy litigation, including:

  • Asset sales
  • Assumption or rejection of leases and executory contracts
  • DIP financing, pre-petition lending and cash collateral motions
  • Fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Motions to dismiss or convert chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Objections to discharge
  • Objections to dischargeability of debt
  • Objections to claims
  • Preferential transfer litigation
  • Relief from automatic stay motions
  • Rule 2004 examinations
  • Turnover actions

Working closely with other practice groups in the firm, including:

Attorneys and Professionals in this Practice Area


Robert L. Rattet

Robert L. Rattet


P: 646-428-3123



Jonathan S. Pasternak

Jonathan S. Pasternak


P: 646-428-3124

James B. Glucksman

James B. Glucksman

Of Counsel

P: 646-428-3236

Matthew Yogg

Matthew Yogg


P: 646-428-3272

Max DuVal

Max DuVal


P: 646-428-3128

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP