Daily News: June 5, 2012

Bankruptcy Partner Joins JSBarkats in New York City

JSBarkats, PLLC announced the addition of Andrew P. Lederman, Esq., to its New York office as the chair of its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights department.

Lederman brings over 25 years of experience in representing both publicly and privately held Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, as well as investors in distressed assets and other parties-in-interest in corporate insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy and related proceedings. Lederman has represented parties in a diverse range of industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, health care, communications, real estate, securities, and retail and consumer products.

During the course of his career, Lederman has been involved in numerous high profile engagements such as Unsecured Creditors’ Committee Counsel of Federal Mogul Corp., Equity Committee Counsel of At Home Corp., Debtors’ Counsel to Butler Services, Inc., Futurelink Corp., Haven Eldercare LLC, and Plan B Communications. Inc., counsel to the asset purchaser in eLink Communications, Inc., counsel to the Indenture Trustee in Convergent Communications, Inc., and counsel to the Bank Group in Sunbridge Capital, Inc.

JSBarkats continues to expand its representation in the business world, with strong emphasize in the securities, real estate, life sciences and healthcare sectors. The firms said that “…having a strong bankruptcy group under the lead of Lederman will significantly enhance the firm’s value to our clients and contribute immeasurably to the firm’s goal of delivering competent legal services and an efficient, cost-effective global legal strategy.”

“The firm is excited to have Andrew join the team. Andrew’s experience will allow clients to better prepare themselves to some needed restructuring and allow to understand that bankruptcy is not a bad word but part of a broader strategy nowadays,” said Alan Rubenstein, a partner heading the Tax department in the New York offices of JSBarkats.