HBB Welcomes Keara Waldron to the Firm

Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP is proud to announce that Keara Waldron has joined the Firm as of counsel. Keara brings over a decade of experience representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and estate fiduciaries in all aspects of chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and other insolvency proceedings. Welcome Keara!  

HBB Recognized By Chambers & Partners

Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP has been recognized by the international attorney rating firm, Chambers & Partners, in its inaugural Chambers Regional Spotlight New York 2024 Guide in the category of Corporate and Commercial law. According to Chambers, “a Chambers Spotlight ranking shows that via our independent research process, [HBB] emerged as a leading small to medium-sized firm handling high-quality work on behalf of a range of clients in New York and beyond.” HBB’s ranking and other information may be found … Continued

Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP Named to 2023 Best Law Firms List

We are proud to announce that The Best Lawyers™ ranking service has named Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP as a Tier 1 law firm in the New York Metro area in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization law and a Tier 2 law firm nationally in the same practice area. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.bestlawfirms.com/firms/halperin-battaglia-benzija-llp/68763/US

2023 Thompson Reuters New York Metro Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Alan Halperin, Christopher Battaglia, Walter Benzija, Donna Lieberman, Neal Cohen and Andy Saulitis for being named to the Thomas Reuters New York Metro Super Lawyers list for 2023. Special congratulations to Ligee Gu for being named to the Rising Star list!www.Superlawyers.com

Alan D. Halperin appointed as Trustee of Revlon GUC Trust

On May 2, 2023, Alan D, Halperin was appointed the Trustee of the Revlon General Unsecured Creditor Trust. The Revlon chapter 11 cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in December 2022 and the Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization was confirmed on April 3, 2023.

Alan D. Halperin as Plan Administrator in Century 21Bankuptcy Case Secures Major Victory in Calculation of Landlord Rejection Damages

Alan D. Halperin, the Plan Administrator in the Century 21 bankruptcy cases secured a major victory in how rejection damages are calculated. Contrary to standing precedent, the Bankruptcy Court adopted the “rent” based calculation urged by the Plan Administrator thereby reducing the total claims against the estate. A copy of the decision may be accessed here https://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/304481_1359_opinion.pdf

HBB Ranked in Best Lawyers® and US News & World Report “Best Law Firms” 2023 Edition

Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP has been named a Tier 2 law firm in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law nationally and a Tier 1 law firm in New York City by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers®. According to the press release from the sponsors of this recognition, “[t]he 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their professional excellence with … Continued

Alan D. Halperin as Litigation Trustee Secures Victory in Tops Holding II Corporation Litigation

Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP partner Alan D. Halperin is the litigation trustee of the trust that emerged from the chapter 11 cases of Tops Holding II Corporation and its affiliated debtors, a grocery store chain based in upstate New York.  As Trustee, Mr. Halperin sued certain former owners and directors of Tops on behalf of unsecured creditors, principally asserting that the owners acquired Tops largely by burdening it with massive debt, and that the defendants as a group paid themselves … Continued

HBB Wins Appeal Before New York Appellate Division, First Department

In February 2022, Neal Cohen successfully represented Sotheby’s, Inc. before the Appellate Division, First Department in connection with the denial of motion for leave to renew a prior motion to dismiss the complaint in a breach of contract action. Sotheby’s Inc., Respondent v. Chowaiki, et. anno., Appellants, Case No. 2021-00694 (Feb. 10, 2022).