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Clifford A. Katz, Esq.

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Partner

Head of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department

Cliff has over thirty years of extensive experience concentrating on all aspects of corporate debt restructuring, Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 cases and insolvency proceedings.

An experienced litigator in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the country, Cliff has fought hard in representing his clients’ interests. He is highly adept at coming up with unique strategies for dealing with financially-troubled entities, of all sizes, and relies on his broad knowledge to assist clients in running their small, medium and large businesses.

Cliff uses his bankruptcy skills, legal acumen and experience along with the proficiency of his firm in related areas such as commercial real estate, corporate finance and commercial litigation, throughout the United States.

Cliff is known to be tenacious and creative in representation of each and every client, no matter the size. He is respectful of his clients’ needs and goals, responsive with thoughtful strategies and cutting-edge guidance, personally dedicated to consistently deliver a high-quality work product.

Cliff has represented Debtors, Creditors’ Committees, Secured Lenders, Landlords, Purchasers and Chapter 7 Trustees. His clients include private and middle-market companies and he has substantial experience in:

  • Retail/Wholesale/Manufacturing Businesses
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Corporate and Construction Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Institution Matters

Admissions: New York and New Jersey, U.S. District Courts, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, District Court of New Jersey.
Education: Clark University (B.A. 1985); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D. 1988).
Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; Board of Directors-Manhattan Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, R.E.N.T and Junto Organizations.

Representative Cases:
  • McCann Construction Inc. Southern District of New York - representing Debtor
  • Michaels Restaurants Inc. Southern District of New York - representing Debtor
  • J. Mendel Inc. - Eastern District of New York - representing Debtor
  • Brooklyn Psychiatric Centers Inc. - Eastern District of New York - representing Secured Lender
  • Montauk Bus Company - Eastern District of New York - representing Secured Lender
  • Mattress Discounters Corp. - District of Maryland - representing Creditors Committee
  • Homelife Inc. - District of Delaware - representing Creditors’ Committee
  • In re Circuit City Inc. - Eastern District of Virginia - representing Purchaser of Assets
  • In re Toys R Us Inc. - Eastern District of Virginia - representing Purchaser of Assets
  • Huffman Koos Furniture Inc. - District of Delaware - representing Creditors Committee

Cliff regularly lectures on topics such as Chapter 11 Debt Restructuring and Commercial Litigation and volunteers for many local charitable organizations on Long Island, New York.

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