Neil Berger

Neil Berger

New York, New York
              NEIL BERGER, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1959;  admitted to bar 1986, New York and New Jersey, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey;  1990, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut;  1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York;  2005, Second Circuit Court of Appeals;   2007, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan;  2009, United States Supreme Court.  Education:  Boston University (B.S. 1982);  Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1985).  Mr. Berger has been named a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2009, has frequently lectured and written on topics under the Bankruptcy Code and is a member of:  Steering Committee of the Barry J. Zaretsky Roundtable;  New York State and American Bar Associations;  American Bankruptcy Institute;  Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society;  and Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association.  Since joining the firm, Mr. Berger has specialized in bankruptcy law representing the interests of Chapter 11 debtors, Creditors Committees, Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and post-confirmation trustees, and individual creditors.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Reorganization Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Creditors' and Debtors' Rights Law
  • Insolvency Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1986
  • Connecticut, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1981

Published Works

  • Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers In Business Transactions. Navigating Today's Environment - The Directors' and Officers' Guide to Restructuring, (BeardGroup, Globe White Page Ltd, 2010)
  • Has Notice Pleading Been Given Notice? Pleading Preferences After Twombly and Iqbal, (Thomson Reuters/West's, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, 2010)
  • "Gaps in the Section 546(e) Safe Harbor for "Settlement Payments" and Transfers (and Obligations) Related to Securities Contracts" , Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, July, 2011
  • Constructive Fraudulent Transfer Claims Under § 548, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 5, May, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Associations, Member
  • American Bar Associations, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • INSOL International, Member
  • The Barry Zaretsky Roundtable, Member