Howard L. Simon


New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1094 P 212.237.1094 | F 212.262.1215


Howard L. Simon has represented clients in judicial proceedings in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolutions for over 30 years. He is a versatile litigator with experience litigating diverse matters involving letters of credit, lender liability, securities and commodities, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, and real estate and construction.

Over the past decade Mr. Simon's practice has become focused on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. On behalf of creditors, secured creditors, bondholders, trustees, and debtors, Mr. Simon has handled many complex issues that arise in reorganizations, liquidations, and workouts. Mr. Simon's recent representations have included:

  • a bank group regarding their rights as secured creditors and bondholders of a failed development project resulting in the dismissal of the bankruptcy case which permitted the banks to prosecute their claims to project bond funds in excess of $40 million;
  • a major international consortium of diamond manufacturers in connection with the successful workout of debt owed to it by a U.S. entity in which it had invested $30 million;
  • a leading shopping center owner and property manager in connection with the insolvency of its retail, chain-store tenants;
  • a hedge fund in connection with the workout or, when necessary, foreclosure of its substantial debt positions;
  • the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and the Chapter 7 Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff; and
  • the chapter 11 Trustee of MarketXT Holdings Corp., a former electronic brokerage company, in the prosecution of fraudulent conveyance claims and of other litigations resulting in the recovery of more than $75 million in assets for distribution to creditors.

Mr. Simon is a member of the Executive Board of the Alliance of Business Lawyers, a worldwide network of lawyers engaged in international business transactions.


  • SuperLawyers New York Metro 2014 to 2023 - Bankruptcy

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  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, 1973


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit