Neil Herman has over 34 years of experience representing nearly every type of party in interest in a bankruptcy case, including both public and privately held debtors, DIP lenders, secured lenders, Creditors Committees, landlords, parties to material contracts and/or licenses, liquidators, trustees, real estate developers, shareholders, Boards of Directors, fee examiners, Plan Administrators, significant creditors and non-debtor parent entities such as sponsors and private equity firms. In addition, Neil has regularly handled out of court restructurings for a wide variety of distressed companies in various industries. As both a "corporate" lawyer and a "litigator," Neil has the unique ability to negotiate and draft key agreements — and then to handle the motion to approve, the objections and the court hearing (or evidentiary trial) that may be necessary to obtain approval in the bankruptcy court. Another primary aspect of Neil's practice has been representing buyers through the complex process and strategy of purchasing assets out of bankruptcy. In fact, Neil has regularly ranked among the top 5 most active lawyers in the number of 363 sales handled according to The Deal every year for over a decade. Neil is the author of the "Retail Bankruptcies" chapter of the leading treatise "Collier on Bankruptcy."

A frequent lecturer on insolvency topics at law schools and business schools, Neil also serves as session panelist on bankruptcy programs and seminars sponsored by organizations such as the New York Law Journal, the American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  Neil has also authored dozens of articles in a wide variety of publications on bankruptcy topics as sole author and in collaboration with other experts. He is routinely recognized by New York Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers In America publication and holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest "AV Preeminent" peer review rating.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1986New York


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityJ.D.1985

    Weintraub & Resnick Bankruptcy Law Prize

    Associate Editor Law Review

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., Englishwith Honors1981
    Dean’s List