Scott S. Markowitz

Partner and Co-Chair of Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice

P 212.216.8005   F 212.216.8001

 

Scott S. Markowitz

Partner and Co-Chair of Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice

P 212.216.8005   F 212.216.8001   smarkowitz@tarterkrinsky.com

Scott S. Markowitz co-chairs the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring practice. His practice focuses on debtor and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts.

Scott counsels clients on:

  • Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 proceedings
  • Financial restructuring
  • Strategies for dealing with financially-troubled entities
  • Buying and selling troubled entities in Chapter 11 and outside of bankruptcy
  • Out-of-court debt composition and settlements
  • Preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation
  • Dealing with leases and executory contracts in bankruptcy proceedings

He has a diverse portfolio of clients, including public and private middle-market companies, as well as creditors’ committees. During the real estate recession between 1989 and 1992, he represented more than 100 real estate entities in bankruptcy court restructurings. In addition to his work with corporate clients, he counsels individual clients with regard to complex individual debt restructuring.

Scott represented the Martinique Hotel, a famous landmark hotel in New York City, in a contested Chapter 11 case that resulted in a confirmed plan and payment of 100%, plus interest, to unsecured creditors. He was also recently retained by the creditors’ committee in the HRH Construction, LLC Chapter 11 case, as well as by an operator of numerous well-known national franchise restaurants.

Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Scott was a partner for 10 years at the bankruptcy law firm of Todtman, Nachamie, Spizz & Johns, P.C

Education
  • University of Florida, B.S. 1985
  • University of Florida, J.D. 1988, with honors
    • American Jurisprudence Book Award
Admissions
  • New York
  • Florida
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2009-2019
Articles
  • Trevor Davis Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, The Real Deal
Speaking Engagements
  • Frequently lectures on bankruptcy issues at the New York County Lawyers’ Association

News

Events

  • Scott Markowitz Publishes New York Law Journal Article on The Bankruptcy Times They Are Changing: Real Estate Developers Beware

    Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz wrote a New York Law Journal article, “The Bankruptcy Times They Are Changing: Real Estate Developers Beware,” which appeared in the publication’s special report on Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy. The article explores some of the significant trends Scott has seen over the last 30 years that he has been representing middle-market debtors in Chapter 11 cases in New York City with respect to what the Bankruptcy Code denominates as “single asset real estate” cases.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.S. 1985
  • University of Florida, J.D. 1988, with honors
    • American Jurisprudence Book Award
Admissions
  • New York
  • Florida
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2009-2019
Articles
  • Trevor Davis Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, The Real Deal
Speaking Engagements
  • Frequently lectures on bankruptcy issues at the New York County Lawyers’ Association

Scott Markowitz

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