Becker Glynn bolsters bankruptcy practice by adding Alec Ostrow

Becker Glynn is pleased to announce that Alec Ostrow has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Ostrow concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and creditors’ rights.

Mr. Ostrow has served as lead counsel for many businesses that successfully reorganized in chapter 11 or in out-of-court restructurings, as well as lead counsel for buyers and sellers, trustees, and officers and directors of distressed business in such industries as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, real estate, reprographics, oil and gas, retail, steel manufacturing, home furnishings, construction, demolition, consumer products, and the record industry. He has also represented banks and insurance companies as creditors in major bankruptcy cases such as Lehman Brothers, Adelphia Communications and Enron, as well as foreign representatives in cross-border cases involving reinsurance and financial services. As a trial lawyer in bankruptcy litigation, Mr. Ostrow has won multiple judgments recovering tens of millions of dollars, and has successfully defended individuals and institutions against claims asserted by debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees.

A prolific author and frequent speaker on bankruptcy-related topics, Mr. Ostrow presents to numerous associations, including the American Bar Association and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has served as panelist for the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Judicial Conference of the Second Circuit and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

Since 1999, Mr. Ostrow has been an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law in the LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program. In 2004, he was elected a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. In 1996, he became a member of the panel of mediators for the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ostrow also served for eight years as co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has served for several years on the Institute’s Advisory Committee for the New York City Bankruptcy Conference.

Mr. Ostrow has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer from 2006 through 2009 by being selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.