Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Experience

Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group is a sophisticated practice composed of highly trained and experienced practitioners in the areas of bankruptcy, litigation, corporate and real estate finance, and commercial transactions. We counsel a diverse range of clients in connection with insolvency-related matters, including high-net-worth individuals, major banks, financial institutions, fiduciaries and trustees, and mid-size to large corporations. Our attorneys regularly appear before state courts and bankruptcy courts, as well as in appeals to U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal.

As a mid-sized firm, we are able to offer our bankruptcy clients a distinctive combination of high-level knowledge, an efficient use of resources, and personal attention to clients' needs. The experience of our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group has helped many clients achieve the best possible results through the bankruptcy process. Our bankruptcy practice is notable for successfully handling numerous matters that are on the cutting edge of developing bankruptcy law. Among other things, we are currently prosecuting a significant number of highly complex litigations in the context of Ponzi schemes, including the bankruptcy case of Bernard L. Madoff.

The attorneys in our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group have extensive experience representing the various parties who have interests in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Key Areas of Concentration

  • Representation of Trustees
  • Representation of Debtors
  • Representation of Secured & Unsecured Creditors
  • Bankruptcy-Related Litigation & Transactions

In addition to representing our bankruptcy clients, our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group provides on-going consultation to, and collaborates with, the Firm's other Practice Groups providing clients with comprehensive representation, including Workouts & Restructurings; Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution; Corporate & Securities; Environmental Law; Financial Transactions; Insurance; Tax Lien & Mortgage Foreclosure; Real Estate; and Tax.

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James Sullivan Talks to Crain's NY Business About Bankruptcy Asset Sales and Finding Gold Amidst the Ashes - Dec 6, 2021
Windels Marx Named to the 2022 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 4, 2021
For 2021, Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Lawyers in New York Metro and Rising Stars Editions - Sep 30, 2021
Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch - Aug 19, 2021
Madoff Team Triumphs Again Before U.S. Supreme Court in $3B Overseas Clawback Case - Jun 1, 2021
Madoff Case Garners DOJ Support for $3B Fund Clawback from Overseas Banks - Apr 13, 2021
Windels Marx Named to the 2021 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 5, 2020
Rob Malatak Featured in Crain's NY Business "Ask the Expert" on Workouts, Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Litigation - Sep 15, 2020
Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 20, 2020
COVID-19 - NJ Governor Murphy Taps Tony Coscia for the Restart and Recovery Commission - Apr 28, 2020
Windels Marx Promotes 2 to Partner, 3 to Special Counsel - Mar 9, 2020
Windels Marx Named to Best Law Firms 2020 - Nov 4, 2019
Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 16 Windels Marx Lawyers - Aug 15, 2019
New Partner, Robert J. Malatak - Jan 23, 2019
James Sullivan Represents Unsecured Creditors in Case Against Defunct Ticket Co. - Aug 9, 2017
Bankruptcy Practitioner James M. Sullivan Joins as Partner - Dec 15, 2016
Brian Kreutter, John Tepedino Promoted to Special Counsel - Aug 30, 2016
Court Approves $62 Million Recovery Agreement Between Madoff Trustee, Blumenfeld - Dec 5, 2014
Law 360 Article Covers Lawsuits Filed by Windels Marx as Special Counsel to Madoff Trustee - May 31, 2012
Howard Simon Quoted on Potential Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Bankruptcy - May 21, 2012
Windels Marx Promotes Kim M. Longo to Partner - May 8, 2012
Rod Honecker Wins On Behalf of Lender Related to Bankruptcy Decision - Jan 24, 2012
Super Lawyers Honors Windels Marx Attorneys in New York - Sep 20, 2011
The Honorable Roy Babitt Joins Windels Marx - Aug 2, 2010

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For 2021, Windels Marx is ranked in the Metropolitan Tier 3 (New York City) category for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Visit the Best Law Firms directory and learn more about Windels Marx recognition.


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For more than a decade, our Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group has been actively prosecuting a significant number of highly complex litigations in the context of Ponzi schemes, including the bankruptcy case of Bernard L. Madoff.