Allen G. Kadish focuses his practice in the areas of Chapter 11 restructurings, corporate crisis management, complex transactions, workouts, creditors’ rights and business litigation. His clients have included debtors, creditors, lenders, vendors, fiduciaries, purchasers, investors, committees and others in- and out- of- court. Allen has represented parties involved with restructuring issues in a wide range of industries, including airline, arts and entertainment, automotive, construction, e-commerce, electronics, energy, financial services, gaming, healthcare, investment capital, manufacturing, media, oil and gas services, real estate, retail, sports, technology and transportation.
Admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Allen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association–New York Chapter. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Allen is a founding member of WorkOUT Professionals. Allen received his B.A. in 1983 from Rutgers College and his J.D. in 1986 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
Allen served as law clerk to the Hon. Manuel D. Leal, Jr., of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas at Houston (1986-88). After serving as an associate at Levin & Weintraub, Crames & Edelman and (by merger) Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler (1988-94), and Gainsburg & Hirsch (1994-2001), he was a partner with Harris Beach (2001-02), counsel with Fulbright & Jaworski (2002-03) and counsel (2003) then shareholder (2004-13) in Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Group in New York.
Allen has represented, among others (at DTK or at prior firms), a Florida bank in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy with a multi-million dollar swap investment; the receiver of various distressed real estate developments in bankruptcy cases; a Florida Jai Alai enterprise in litigation with its lenders in New York; a commercial landlord in the Chapter 11 case of its restaurant tenant; the CEO of a multi-billion- dollar education publisher in preparing for and during the publisher’s Chapter 11 reorganization; the mortgage holder in the acquisition through Chapter 11 of New York commercial real estate; a national passport expediting business in obtaining reversal of the suspension by the U.S. State Department of authority to operate; institutional investors with respect to bankruptcy issues implicated in a wind-farm acquisition; an international media conglomerate in respect of the financial distress of a domestic cable television subsidiary; a tech business on restructuring issues in bet-the-company litigation; the BVI liquidator of an international chemical manufacturer through a Section 363 sale and plan in Chapter 11; a national retailer as purchaser of apparel brands and mall leases out of Chapter 11; an international performing arts organization in structuring financing transactions; a financial services business in receivership and Chapter 11; the secured lender in a contested, involuntary, single-asset real estate case; an umbrella, not-for-profit arts organization in creating bankruptcy materials for members; a regional medical practice in bet-the-practice litigation with former partners; a New York City taxi industry contractor in the bankruptcy of a direct competitor; a New York restaurant group as defendant in complex avoidance actions; a post-confirmation plan fiduciary in claim and other post-effective date litigation; and standing and specially appointed trustees and examiners in scores, and a wide variety, of cases.
Allen is also a qualified bankruptcy mediator having been certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute 40-hour bankruptcy mediation program at St. John’s University School of Law, and is included in the directory of mediators of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.