Fred Ringel is a Partner with Leech Tishman Robinson Brog and Co-Chair of the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. Fred is based in the firm’s New York office, where he focuses his practice on business finance and restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution, and real estate transactions and management. Fred also practices in the Cherry Hill, NJ office.
Fred has over 30 years of experience representing debtors, trustees, secured creditors, creditor’s committees, landlords, acquirers of assets, plan proponents, and virtually all constituencies in complex chapter 11 cases throughout the United States.
Recently, Fred has represented:
- A commercial real estate company in confirming a plan of reorganization in 11 days on $160 million contract, saving client more than $6.5 million in transfer taxes
- A payment processing and financial services company in confirming a plan of reorganization in 20 days on $46 million property acquisition and Debtor’s sale of equity interests to third party, saving client $2.4 million in transfer taxes, and netting client $9.6 million
- A real estate developer of a $200 million Tribeca hotel project in its chapter 11 case
- A financial holding company, the debtor in a hotly contested two-year litigation and trial regarding an alleged
forgery of a six million dollar note and mortgage being foreclosed by the Debtor’s estate
- A commercial property owner in its sale of its property in Brooklyn confirming a plan of reorganization and closing the sale in 35 days
- A real estate company in confirming its contested chapter 11 plan over the objection of several constituencies including an active tenants’ group that opposed the sale called for under the Plan
Fred has broad experience representing landlords in large national retail chapter 11 cases over the last three decades having been actively involved in nearly every major retail case from Caldor to Kmart to Sears and many similar retailers in between.
Fred has also represented creditor committees obtaining substantial recoveries for creditors in the successful reorganization of Daytop Village, Best Metropolitan Towel & Linen and others.
Fred regularly advises clients on acquiring distressed businesses and properties from chapter 11 debtors and has successfully defended numerous adversary proceedings seeking to recover preferences and fraudulent conveyances.
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
B.A. in American Diplomatic History, State University of New York, Buffalo
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
New York City Law Department
Brooklyn Law School Zarestsky Roundtable (Member, Steering Committee)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
ABI Volo Project (Editor)