Stuart I. GordonPartner
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 the debtor/insured and bankruptcy trustees 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.
In addition to 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.
Stuart has been named to the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.
He is a published author (“Successor Liability: Corporate Asset Buyers Beware,” Corporate Finance Law 360 , May 12, 2009); (“Court’s Divide Over Intellectual Property Licensee’s Rights When Bankrupt Licensor Rejects License,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law , April/May 2013); (“Insurance Coverage Claims are “Non-Core,” New Jersey Bankruptcy Court Confirms,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 30, 2015); (“The Reach of the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy: Far, but Not that Far,” The Nassau County Bar Association, December 10, 2015); (“Excess Policies Required Actual Payment of Underlying Limits Before Coverage was Triggered, N.Y. Bankruptcy Court Rules,” FC&S Legal, July 7, 2016); (“Pre-Petition Waivers of Bankruptcy Protection: Typically Unenforceable,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, May 10, 2017); (“Supreme Court Rejects ‘Structured Dismissals.’ Now What,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, July 25, 2017); (A Potentially Momentous Decision: Second Circuit Explains How to Calculate Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rate,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, March 9, 2018); (“U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Securities Safe Harbor,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 6, 2018); (Dealer’s Choice: First Circuit Allows Licensor to Reject Trademark License in Bankruptcy, The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, July 6, 2018).
Stuart was named as a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in Bankruptcy Business from 2014-2022. He was also named to Best Lawyers in America in 2023.
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American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
American Bankruptcy InstituteEducation
St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor
The George Washington University, B.B.A.