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Andrew B. Eckstein

Counsel
T: (212) 239-2000 ext. 316
F: (212) 239-7277
E: aeckstein@moritthock.com

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Andrew B. Eckstein has over 30 years of experience in handling complex debtor and creditor matters in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings.  He represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lenders, landlords, contract counterparties, equity-security holders and asset purchasers in matters involving: real estate developers, industrial companies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, professional service firms, investment funds, media and telecommunications enterprises and transportation-related businesses. In addition to his practice, Mr. Eckstein is a certified mediator on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Eckstein was for many years a partner in the Finance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring group at Blank Rome LLP’s New York office.

Education

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.
State University of New York at Oneonta, B.S.

Admissions

Mr. Eckstein is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the United States District Court of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Affiliations

Mr. Eckstein is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Recognitions

Leading Bankruptcy Lawyer, The Deal Magazine
Leading Attorney in Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law, Chambers USA (2015 and 2016)
Super Lawyer (NY Metro) 2009-2016
New York Metro Top 100 Attorney, New York Metro Super Lawyers® 2014-2017

Representative Matters

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP as counsel to largest group of former partners in largest law firm bankruptcy.
 
Performance Sports Group/BPS US Holdings/Bauer Hockey as counsel to creditors’ committee in dual plenary U.S. Chapter 11 and Canadian CCAA reorganization case.

Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting as counsel to creditors’ committee in first ever Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case to be successfully confirmed in New York.
 
Cassa Hotel (New York) as counsel to mortgage and construction lender in connection with complete recovery of $100+ million mortgage foreclosure and bankruptcy.
 
South Side House as counsel to principal of developer of residential loft building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in connection with successful Chapter 11 case resulting in 100% recovery by all creditors and substantial equity return to investors.
 
NYC Off-Track Betting as counsel to creditors’ committee in off-track betting and gaming business Chapter 9.
 
Lehman Brothers Holding Inc., as counsel to numerous domestic and international corporate, financial, governmental and quasi-governmental counterparties to derivatives contracts and interest rate swap agreements with Lehman entities regarding termination rights, claims and obligations.
 
London Fog as counsel to purchaser of intellectual property from debtor in bankruptcy.
 
Representation of bank lender to professional services firms in connection with their dissolution and bankruptcy.
 
Representation of bank lenders in negotiated and auction sales of real estate pursuant to consensual, confirmed Chapter 11 plans.
 
PRC, LLC as counsel to creditors’ committee in reorganization case of call center, customer service, marketing and business to business service provider.
 
Calpine Corporation as court appointed mediator in successful resolution of $100 million dispute between energy producer/distributor and wholesale energy purchaser/reseller.
 
Acterna as counsel to creditors’ committee in successful reorganization of communications testing equipment manufacturer.

Special Metals Corporation as counsel to creditors’ committee in successful reorganization of largest nickel manufacturer.
 
Sure-Fit as counsel to senior secured lender in manufacturer/distributor’s Chapter 11 case.
 
Enron as counsel to creditors, obligors, and defendants in multi-billion dollar Chapter 11 cases of major energy supplier.
 
Adelphia Communications as counsel to institutional pre-petition lender in multi-billion dollar Chapter 11 cases of cable system.
 

 

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