Lester M. Kirschenbaum

Lester M. Kirshenbaum

Retired Partner

Lester Kirshenbaum is a retired partner who primarily served as lead counsel in large creditors' rights-related and bankruptcy-related litigations encompassing numerous issues including lien enforcement actions, the prosecution and defense of fraudulent conveyances and other avoidable transfers, defense of financial institutions in lender liability actions, prosecution of contested involuntary bankruptcy petitions, litigations seeking the appointment of Chapter 11 trustees, litigations respecting misstated financial statements, contested motions to convert or dismiss Chapter 11 cases, defense of indenture trustees in bondholder suits, and complex judgment enforcement actions. Mr. Kirshenbaum also argued numerous appeals in both federal and state court.

Mr. Kirshenbaum represented creditors' committees, debtors, financial institutions, bankruptcy trustees, corporate creditors, and indenture trustees in both large- and medium-sized Chapter 11 cases during the past four decades, including National Century Financial Enterprises, Integrated Health Services, Texaco, Johns-Manville, Charter Oil, Prime Motor Inns, Caldor Corporation, City Stores, Tacoma Boatbuilding, Emons Industries, Brooks Fashion Stores, Jamesway, Sorg, Northern Feather, Coated Sales, and MarketXT Holdings.

Prior to joining the firm in 1990, Mr. Kirshenbaum was a partner at a prominent bankruptcy firm.


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1976, cum laude
  • BA, Yeshiva University, 1973, summa cum laude
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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