Richard J. Bernard

Partner

Overview

Richard Bernard counsels clients in the areas of corporate and financial restructuring, business solutions, bankruptcy litigation, secured transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and debtors’ and creditors’ rights.

He represents debtors, official and ad hoc committees, and other constituencies in large-asset bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and adversary proceedings.

Richard’s experience spans numerous industries, including education, energy, mining, aviation, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, heavy industry, real estate and hospitality.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Connecticut
Florida
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Clerkships

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Hon. Robert A. Mark, 1995-1996

Education

University of Miami School of Law
J.D. cum laude (1995)

Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York
B.A. in Economics (1992)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Successful dissolution of The Jewish Week, Inc.
  • Regularly participates in the City Bar Project, assisting pro se debtors in completing their schedules and statements of financial affairs.

Professional Associations

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA Global) — 2021 Membership Council; Past President of New York City Chapter 

Honors

  • Best Lawyers® — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-22
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating — AV Preeminent

Awards Methodology


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