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Jeff J. Friedman

Partner
jeff.friedman@kattenlaw.com
New York Office
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Overview

Jeff J. Friedman has more than 30 years of experience representing creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He works in all aspects of bankruptcy law, including Chapter 11 reorganization, recapitalization, debtor-in-possession financing agreements, asset acquisition agreements and structured finance agreements. He also provides bankruptcy analysis and opinions in public financing transactions.

Jeff’s clients include Chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, financial institutions, major corporations, municipalities and individuals in financial services, real estate, aviation, telecommunications, retail, electronics, music recording, equipment manufacturing and energy industries.

He has represented institutional lenders, corporations, hedge funds, trade creditors and individuals in Chapter 11 cases nationwide, including Lehman Brothers, MF Global, The Tribune Company, American Airlines, TWA, Bernard L. Madoff Securities, The Weinstein Company, Bayou Group, W.R. Grace, Dow Corning, LTV Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Enron, Global Crossing and WorldCom. He has also represented the unsecured creditors’ committees of Clark Material Handling Company and Unitel Video. Jeff has extensive experience representing debtors, including Continental Airlines, Texaco, Chyron Corporation, The Consumers Trust, Prins Recycling Corporation and General Textiles in Chapter 11 cases.

Jeff serves on the board of editors of The Bankruptcy Strategist. He has written for, and spoken on, panels of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has taught continuing legal education seminars on various aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law, including a lecture series sponsored by Pace Law School.

Shown below is a selection of Jeff’s engagements.

Recognition

Super Lawyers, 2008–2009, 2013–2018
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Advisories
Jeff J. Friedman

Education

  • JD, Villanova University School of Law, cum laude
  • BA, Franklin & Marshall College

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court, District of New Jersey
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Recognition

Super Lawyers
2008–2009, 2013–2018
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
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Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee
  • INSOL International
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