Steven B. Eichel is a Partner in Leech Tishman Robinson Brog’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency and Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Steven is based in the firm’s New York office, where he focuses his practice on real estate-related bankruptcies, bankruptcy litigation, corporate restructuring, and commercial law matters.
Steven’s practice crosses diverse corporate sectors, such as retail, supermarkets, hospitality, waste management, manufacturing, securities, recreation, and real estate. He has extensive experience representing large Chapter 11 debtors, including Safety-Kleen Corp., Levitz Furniture, Refco, Great American Recreation, and Winn-Dixie Stores, which was named the “Mega Turnaround of the Year” by Turnaround Management Association in 2007.
For more than 30 years, Steve has represented asset purchasers, officers and directors, employees, trustees, creditors’ committees, lenders, landlords, tenants, special servicers, debtors, and secured and unsecured creditors in complex reorganization and liquidation cases in various courts throughout the country. He has litigated multi-million dollar disputes, defended creditors in preference and fraudulent transfer litigations, and represented clients in commercial law matters.
Steve advises corporate debtors in financial distress and helps creditors seeking to protect their rights in transactions with financially troubled companies.
J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law
B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, State University of New
York at Albany
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Crowell & Moring LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Salisbury & Ryan
Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith
Gaston & Snow
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
American Bankruptcy Institute
“Call Premiums in Bankruptcy – Maturities’ Finale or a Case of Arrested Development?,” Robinson Brog Corporate Alert, September 12, 2012
“Certificate holder Does Not Have “Party In Interest” Standing To Be Heard On Innkeepers’ Bidding Procedures Motion,” Robinson Brog Financial Services Alert, May 18, 2011
Michael V. Blumenthal and Steven B. Eichel, “Patent Owners Have Remedies When Accused Infringers Become Debtors,” New York Law Journal, September 27, 2010
“Third Circuit Affirms Debtor’s Right To Sell Assets Under Plan Without Providing Secured Creditors The Right To Credit Bid,” Robinson Brog Financial Services Alert, May 11, 2010
“Creditor Protections in Prepackaged Bankruptcy Cases Providing for the Sale of Assets,” Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, August 2009
“The Advantages To A Strategic Purchaser To Acquire Distressed Assets In Bankruptcy,” Crowell & Moring Mining Law Monitor, Vol. 25, Issue 1 (Summer 2009).
“Lenders and Servicers Beware: Court Imposes Duty Upon Lenders and Servicers To Accurately Disclose Status With Respect To Loan,” Robinson Brog Financial Services Alert, August 11, 2008
George A. Zimmerman assisted by Steven B. Eichel, “Commercial Litigation In New York State Courts: Effect of Bankruptcy Proceedings On Pending Litigation and Judgments,” Chap. 49 (Robert I. Haig ed., 2nd ed. 2005).
Fifth Avenue Synagogue’s Men’s Club (Co-Chair)