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
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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
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
On August 21, 2023, Alan D. Halperin was appointed Trustee of the Madison Boys & Girls Club Compensation Trust. The chapter 11 cases were filed on June 29, 2022 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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, 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
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
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
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).
Ligee Gu has been selected to the2021 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process … Continued