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Sherri D. Lydell

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Sherri D. Lydell joined the firm in 1989 directly out of law school and was named partner in the firm in 1997. Sherri earned her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and received her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, Sherri served as a student intern for the Honorable Cornelius Blackshear, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, and thereafter interned for the Office of the United States Trustee.

During Sherri’s legal career she has represented numerous chapter 7 and 11 corporate and individual debtors, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, secured creditors, equipment lessors, individual creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees as well as numerous parties in out-of-court workouts. She also represents several national retail companies and other corporate organizations with respect to lease and asset acquisitions in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States. Over the last several years, Sherri has represented purchasers and bidders in such matters as: Urban Brands, Daffy’s, Atlantic Express, Dots, Deb Stores, Simply Fashions and the Joyce Leslie bankruptcy cases. Sherri also actively represents banking institutions, factors and other types of lenders with respect to transactions, litigation and workouts.

Sherri is one of the founders and board members of WHOW of NY, Inc., a not for profit organization benefiting women. Sherri is also a board member of the Needlers Foundation, supporting pediatrics. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Epiphany Community Nursery School in Manhattan. Sherri is also a member of numerous organizations including: Contemporary Credit Club, Gotham City Networking, Inc., Mortgage Bankers Association of N.Y. Inc., and the New York Bankers Association.

Sherri is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.

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