Attorney Profile

Stuart I. Gordon

Stuart I. Gordon

Partner

Stuart I. Gordon has handled many complex insolvency cases throughout the United States, including One Times Square, the New York City landmark building known for the New Year’s Eve “ball drop”; the Concord Resort Hotel in the Catskills; and the Bennett Funding Group.

Bankruptcy and corporate reorganization are the cornerstone of Stuart’s practice as a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Bankruptcy Practice Group. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate owners and developers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, restaurants, physicians and medical practices, non-profits, unions, and health and welfare funds.

Stuart represents litigants in the full range of contested matters arising under the Bankruptcy Code, including proceedings to lift the automatic stay, avoidance actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and property rights disputes. He regularly prosecutes and defends litigation in the bankruptcy court involving preferences, fraudulent conveyances, assumption or rejection of executory contracts, and the dischargeability of debt.

Stuart’s national practice spans all disciplines of bankruptcy/creditors’ rights law and includes the representation of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, insurance companies, purchasers of distressed debt and assets, plan proponents, landlords, equipment lessors, and equity holders.

He represents insurance carriers in cases where parties assert competing interests in insurance proceeds. He also represents insurers in complex bankruptcy proceedings to help to ensure that their rights are protected and insurance neutrality and similar protections are incorporated into the provisions of plans of reorganization or other agreements approved by the bankruptcy court.

Besides writing and lecturing on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights for the National Business Institute, Stuart has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Newsday and appears on television and radio to discuss a wide variety of bankruptcy issues. He was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in Bankruptcy from 2014-2023. He was also named to Best Lawyers in America for 2023 and 2024.

Stuart served on the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

Stuart’ publications have been featured in the New York Law Journal, Law 360, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Nassau County Bar Association and many other industry related publications.

  • “NC Rulings Show Bankruptcy Isn’t Only for Insolvent Debtors,” Law 360, April 2024
  • “Creditors Committee’s Request to Sue Diocese Insurers Denied,” Rivkin Radler LLP, November 2023
  • “Outsize Role Bankruptcy Courts Play in Mass Tort Litigation,” New York Law Journal, September 2023
  • “Tide May Be Turning on Texas Two-Step Bankruptcy Strategy,” Rivkin Radler LLP, July 2023
  • “U.S. Supreme Court: Debts Due to Business Partner’s Fraud Non-Dischargeable,” Rivkin Radler LLP, April 2023
  • “Supreme Court Settles Debate on Passive Retention of Property,” Rivkin Radler LLP, September 2022
  • “Put Your Business on Solid Financial Footing before Hitting ‘Unpause’,” Rivkin Radler LLP, May 2020
  • “Tenn. Hospital Bankruptcy May Be the First of Many,” Law 360, April 2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Helps with Operating Expenses,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “Stimulus Package Includes Bankruptcy Updates,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “NYS Offers Forbearance to Borrowers, NYC Allows Penalty Waivers,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “Tips for Businesses to Navigate the New Normal,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on FDCPA Limitations Period Leaves Issues Unresolved,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, February 2020
  • “Eighth Circuit Rejects Successor Liability For Asset Purchaser At Foreclosure Sale,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, January 2020
  • “Court Rejects Certainty of Hopelessness Standard for Discharging Student Debt,” Rivkin Radler LLP, January 2020
  • “Transgender Woman’s Employment Discrimination Judgment Was Nondischargeable, New York Bankruptcy Court Decides,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, October 2019
  • “Supreme Court Settles Dispute Over Effect of Trademark License Rejection in Bankruptcy,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law,
    July 2019
  • “Marijuana Businesses in Bankruptcy: Courts Just Say No,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, May 2019
  • “Creditors Typically May Not Offset Section 303(i) Judgments Against Claims Against Debtors,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, November 2018
  • “Dealer’s Choice: First Circuit Allows Licensor to Reject Trademark License in Bankruptcy,” The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, July 2018
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Securities Safe Harbor,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2018
  • “A Potentially Momentous Decision: Second Circuit Explains How to Calculate Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rate,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, March 2018

Uniondale
F: (516) 357-3333

926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926

Bar Admission

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of Military Appeals

Bar Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Education

St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor

The George Washington University, B.B.A.

Stuart I. Gordon

Partner

Stuart I. Gordon has handled many complex insolvency cases throughout the United States, including One Times Square, the New York City landmark building known for the New Year’s Eve “ball drop”; the Concord Resort Hotel in the Catskills; and the Bennett Funding Group.

Bankruptcy and corporate reorganization are the cornerstone of Stuart’s practice as a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Bankruptcy Practice Group. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate owners and developers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, restaurants, physicians and medical practices, non-profits, unions, and health and welfare funds.

Stuart represents litigants in the full range of contested matters arising under the Bankruptcy Code, including proceedings to lift the automatic stay, avoidance actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and property rights disputes. He regularly prosecutes and defends litigation in the bankruptcy court involving preferences, fraudulent conveyances, assumption or rejection of executory contracts, and the dischargeability of debt.

Stuart’s national practice spans all disciplines of bankruptcy/creditors’ rights law and includes the representation of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, insurance companies, purchasers of distressed debt and assets, plan proponents, landlords, equipment lessors, and equity holders.

He represents insurance carriers in cases where parties assert competing interests in insurance proceeds. He also represents insurers in complex bankruptcy proceedings to help to ensure that their rights are protected and insurance neutrality and similar protections are incorporated into the provisions of plans of reorganization or other agreements approved by the bankruptcy court.

Besides writing and lecturing on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights for the National Business Institute, Stuart has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Newsday and appears on television and radio to discuss a wide variety of bankruptcy issues. He was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in Bankruptcy from 2014-2023. He was also named to Best Lawyers in America for 2023 and 2024.

Stuart served on the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

Stuart’ publications have been featured in the New York Law Journal, Law 360, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Nassau County Bar Association and many other industry related publications.

  • “NC Rulings Show Bankruptcy Isn’t Only for Insolvent Debtors,” Law 360, April 2024
  • “Creditors Committee’s Request to Sue Diocese Insurers Denied,” Rivkin Radler LLP, November 2023
  • “Outsize Role Bankruptcy Courts Play in Mass Tort Litigation,” New York Law Journal, September 2023
  • “Tide May Be Turning on Texas Two-Step Bankruptcy Strategy,” Rivkin Radler LLP, July 2023
  • “U.S. Supreme Court: Debts Due to Business Partner’s Fraud Non-Dischargeable,” Rivkin Radler LLP, April 2023
  • “Supreme Court Settles Debate on Passive Retention of Property,” Rivkin Radler LLP, September 2022
  • “Put Your Business on Solid Financial Footing before Hitting ‘Unpause’,” Rivkin Radler LLP, May 2020
  • “Tenn. Hospital Bankruptcy May Be the First of Many,” Law 360, April 2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Helps with Operating Expenses,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “Stimulus Package Includes Bankruptcy Updates,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “NYS Offers Forbearance to Borrowers, NYC Allows Penalty Waivers,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “Tips for Businesses to Navigate the New Normal,” Rivkin Radler LLP, March 2020
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on FDCPA Limitations Period Leaves Issues Unresolved,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, February 2020
  • “Eighth Circuit Rejects Successor Liability For Asset Purchaser At Foreclosure Sale,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, January 2020
  • “Court Rejects Certainty of Hopelessness Standard for Discharging Student Debt,” Rivkin Radler LLP, January 2020
  • “Transgender Woman’s Employment Discrimination Judgment Was Nondischargeable, New York Bankruptcy Court Decides,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, October 2019
  • “Supreme Court Settles Dispute Over Effect of Trademark License Rejection in Bankruptcy,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law,
    July 2019
  • “Marijuana Businesses in Bankruptcy: Courts Just Say No,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, May 2019
  • “Creditors Typically May Not Offset Section 303(i) Judgments Against Claims Against Debtors,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, November 2018
  • “Dealer’s Choice: First Circuit Allows Licensor to Reject Trademark License in Bankruptcy,” The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, July 2018
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Securities Safe Harbor,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2018
  • “A Potentially Momentous Decision: Second Circuit Explains How to Calculate Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rate,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, March 2018

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