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St. John's University School of Law, J.D., with honors

State University of New York at Oneonta, B.S., magna cum laude


New York
New Jersey
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Steven J. Reisman
Co-Chair, Restructuring and Insolvency Group
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6065
FAX: +1 212 697 1559

Mr. Reisman is co-chair of the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency group and participates in a wide range of domestic and international matters involving bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights on behalf of governmental, public company and private clients. Mr. Reisman has represented clients of the firm in all facets of bankruptcy cases as well as insolvency issues in business transactions and out-of-court restructurings.

Mr. Reisman has represented Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, secured lenders, governmental entities, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, liquidators, secured and unsecured creditors (including chairperson of creditors’ committees), shareholders, distressed investors, defendants in avoidance actions, as well as landlords and tenants in bankruptcy cases, and investors seeking opportunities in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases through the purchase of bankruptcy claims, acquisition of assets or as a proponent of a plan of reorganization. Mr. Reisman also has worked on several crossborder insolvency proceedings involving Mexico, Canada, Argentina and other countries.

Mr. Reisman is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin


The New York City Bar Association
    Member, Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee

American Bar Association
    Member, Litigation Section
    Member, Business Law Section

International Bar Association
   Member, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights Committee
   Vice-Chair, Reorganization and Workouts Committee

New York State Bar Association
    Bankruptcy Law Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute
    Member, Advisory Board

Commercial Law League of America


Legal 500 USA – Cited as a top lawyer in the Corporate Restructuring category

Chambers USA - Repeatedly recognized as one of the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys in New York

Turnaround and Workouts - Recognized as an "Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer"

Super Lawyers - Recognized as one of the top restructuring lawyers in New York by his peers

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


International Lawyers