Bankruptcy

When financial obligations become too burdensome, bankruptcy is a useful tool to lessen the financial load for individuals and businesses.  Bankruptcy allows an individual to eliminate many old debts and obtain a fresh start to a healthy financial future.  Reorganization through the bankruptcy process can permit a business to rehabilitate its financial outlook, streamline its obligations, and move forward as a profitable entity.  Bankruptcy can help eliminate certain obligations, and may allow individuals to remain in their homes as they attempt to work out obligations with their creditors.  

Goldman & Schapiro's Bankruptcy practice represents a diverse focus, including corporate and individual debtors, investors and asset purchasers, committees, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, parties dealing with distressed businesses, officers and directors, and other interested parties in corporate restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, and related litigation.

Our lawyers and associated specialists are experienced litigators and transactional attorneys, with a particular focus on helping individuals and businesses navigate the bankruptcy process and leading debtors through Chapter 7 liquidation and reorganizations under Chapters 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Our practice engages bankruptcy professionals as well as attorneys and affiliated specialists from other practice areas, such as litigation, corporate and securities, finance, tax, environmental, antitrust, real estate, and intellectual property, who assist with particular issues on an as-needed basis.  As bankruptcy issues rarely arise in a vacuum, this multidisciplinary coordination is particularly valuable to our clients.  Readily available substantive experience in related areas of the law is often essential to efficient and effective representation.

Our firm’s creditor’s practice helps creditors retrieve money or property owed by a bankruptcy debtor.  We help creditors understand their dischargeability rights.  If a debtor files bankruptcy, the firm can monitor the case and advocate for their rights as a creditor throughout the process.

Our aim is to handle all your bankruptcy matters in an efficient, cost-conscious way.  We staff matters leanly and are mindful of the economic pressures under which many of our clients operate.  We provide the same standard of excellence whether the case is a routine bankruptcy litigation matter, a transaction, or a major corporate reorganization.

New York
(212) 729-6681
New Jersey
(973) 718-4730
Florida
(305) 767-1998
Main Office Address
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005