Wayne M. Greenwald

Senior Counsel

Wayne M. Greenwald represents the entire spectrum of parties in interest in debtor-creditor matters and cases under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation and assists clients at all phases of dispute resolution, including pre-claim negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

Wayne M. Greenwald has been concentrating on debtor-creditor law for more than 30 years. He was the assistant chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Special Litigation Group on Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy. He formerly served as co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s commercial fraud task force.

Mr. Greenwald lectures frequently and has published or edited articles, treatises, and books on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including Criminal Practice/ Bankruptcy Proceedings. He is highly regarded in the legal community and has been included in 2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2014 – 2020 New York Super Lawyers.

Education & Admissions

Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Juris Doctor

1979

State University of New York, College at New Paltz – Bachelor of Arts

1973

University Of Wyoming, Graduate School – Sociology

1973 - 1975

Practice Areas

  • Entrepreneur Rescue
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  • Individual Chapter 11
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Criminality
  • Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy
  • Subchapter V Bankruptcy
  • Involuntary Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Appeals
  • Clawback Litigation

Associations & Awards

  • Federal Bar Association – Member and Chair – SDNY Bankruptcy Committee (2017 – Present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – Member (1999 – Present)
  • Defense Research Institute – Member (2007 – 2009)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Task Force Committee – Chair (2005 – 2006)
  • Center for International Legal Studies – Fellow (2002 – 2007)
  • AV Peer Review Rating – Martindale-Hubbell (2014)
  • Super Lawyer – New York Super Lawyers (2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2014 – 2020)

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual National Conference – Individual Chapter 11 Cases (2019)
  • Annual Meeting – Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases (2018)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association – Impact of 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments – Impact on Real Estate Law Practice (2006)
  • Nuts and Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young Practitioners – Chair and Speaker (2006)
  • New York City Civil Court (New York County) – 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments: What State Court Judges Need to Know (2006)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – The 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments Effects on Support Obligations (Or, who were the real winners under the BAPCPA?) (2006)