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:
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
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Bankruptcy co-chair Scott Markowitz was quoted in a New York Times article on a case involving millionaire San Diego developer Roque De La Fuente.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has been retained as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Transmar Commodity Group Ltd., pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.
We represented Verboten in the sale of its leasehold interest and personal property to the former owner/operator of Pacha NYC.
The firm is representing NYC Constructors Inc. and its subsidiary in their respective bankruptcy cases.
The 2015 New York Super Lawyers recognized 22 of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s attorneys.
On April 28, 2011, The Christian Brothers' Institute and The Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc. became the first Roman Catholic religious order to file voluntary petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is representing Main Street Connect LLC d/b/a Daily Voice an online hyper-local news website which operates approximately 41 local news websites in Westchester County and Fairfield County, CT.
HRH Construction LLC filed a Chapter 11 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York on September 6, 2009. The Creditors’ Committee selected Tarter Krinsky & Drogin as its counsel to represent it in HRH’s Chapter 11 case.
Scott S. Markowitz has joined Tarter Krinsky & Drogin as a Partner and will lead the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice.
On September 26, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz will present, “Turnaround Strategy in Sexual Abuse-Related Restructuring Cases” at Turnaround Management Association’s Annual Conference in Cleveland.
Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz will speak on a CLE panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 36th Annual Spring Meeting. The event, which will be held on April 11-14 in Washington, DC, features speakers who will include judges, practitioners and seasoned financial professionals who provide attendees with fresh approaches and tactical industry strategies. Scott’s panel, which will be held on April 13, titled “Consumer: Creative Remedies for Dealing With Nondischargeable Student Loans,” will provide CLE credit in the ethics category.
On March 6, lawyers in our Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group attended the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Dinner, which celebrates the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the country.
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.