Ted A. BerkowitzPartner & General Counsel
Ted A. Berkowitz is partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. In addition, he also serves as General Counsel to the firm.
Mr. Berkowitz concentrates his practice on complex bankruptcy and restructuring related matters and commercial litigation. The scope of his practice is diversified and includes the representation of corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official committees, landlords, purchasers of assets and other parties of interest in bankruptcy court proceedings. He defends preference and fraudulent conveyance actions as well as claims arising out of failed business transactions. Mr. Berkowitz also counsels clients in out-of-court workouts and debt restructurings. Since 2002, he has developed a practice in health care restructuring on behalf of both debtors and creditors.
With more than 35 years in the bankruptcy field, Mr. Berkowitz’s experience includes the representation of major institutional lenders and corporate and individual creditors in many well-known Chapter 11 matters. He has represented the Official Creditors’ Committees in some of the largest and highest profile Chapter 11 cases filed in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He has been appointed as both an Examiner and Chapter 11 operating trustee by the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, and is a member of the official mediation panel for the Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He also served on the subcommittee which advised the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York concerning the formulation of the new local bankruptcy rules.
In 2012, Mr. Berkowitz was appointed to the Board of Editors of the Journal of Bankruptcy Law. An often-published author on bankruptcy and secured lending topics, he served as editor of The Bankruptcy Strategist, a publication of the New York Law Journal, and is currently a member of its board as well as frequent contributor. As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Berkowitz provides educational seminars on various topics and issues affecting the bankruptcy and restructuring industries.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Member, Law Review
Paul J. Liacos Scholar
New York University School of Law
Visiting Student (3L)
State University of New York, College at Oneonta, B.A., with honors
Mr. Berkowitz is admitted to practice in New York as well as before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.
Mr. Berkowitz is a member of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association as well as a member of its Subcommittee on the Advancement of Women in the Profession. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Berkowitz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Bankruptcy Professionals and serves on the Advisory Board of the Bankruptcy LL.M. program at St. John’s University School of Law. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, former General Counsel to the Turnaround Management Association (Long Island Chapter) and a past Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee. In addition to his professional affiliations, Mr. Berkowitz is actively involved with the Young Survival Coalition.
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Co-Author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Compensation under Sections 331 and 506 (c) of the Bankruptcy Code”, 92 ComL.J. 126 (1987)
Co-Author, “Representing the Indenture Trustee in Chapter 11 Cases”, Bankruptcy Practice and Strategy (Warren Gorham & Lamont 1991)