Kenneth M. Lewis
Mr. Lewis has more than 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney. He represents debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, landlords, asset purchasers and other stakeholders in Chapter 11 reorganizations, out of court restructurings, Chapter 7 liquidations and bankruptcy litigation. He also counsels parties in connection with structuring loan and other commercial transactions.
Mr. Lewis's clients range from public and private companies, including banks, health care providers, manufacturers, retailers and real estate developers, to municipalities, small family businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals, including trustees, post-confirmation plan administrators and officers and directors.
He also serves as a mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
- AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
- Listed in New York Super Lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
- Recipient, Benjamin Weintraub and Alan N. Resnick Bankruptcy Law Prize
Memberships & Activities
- The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc., Executive Board Member, Vice President (Past Treasurer, Secretary)
- Turnaround Management Association - New York City Chapter
- New York City Bar Association, Member, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- The Westchester County Bar Association
Moderator, The Golden Share Rule: (S)he Who Has the Golden Share, May Not Rule! And Other Recent Bankruptcy Developments, The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association (March 14, 2019)
CLE Chair, The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. Continuing Legal Education Weekend (2011 - 2017)
Moderator, Bankruptcy Updates: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. (March 22, 2017)
Moderator, I Know It When I See It Jurisprudence? Make-Whole Provisions, Subordination Agreements and Cram Down Rates in Bankruptcy, The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. (March 17, 2015)
Moderator, Fraudulent Conveyance Law: Drafting Considerations and Techniques to Avoid Pitfalls, The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. (March 20, 2014)
Panelist, Practical Skills - Basics of Bankruptcy Practice; NYSBA (2013)
Presenter: Chrysler & GM: The New Section 363 Superhighway and Implications for the Bankruptcy System; The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. (March 25, 2010)
“Sale Assumption, and Assignment of Leases,” in Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions 22-1 (Richard N. Tilton 2d ed., Am. Bankr. Inst. 2006)
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Attorney Joins Opening of New York Office for Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that Kenneth M. Lewis, an experienced New York-based bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, has joined the firm as a partner and will reside in the firm’s newly opened New York office.