Scott S. Markowitz leads the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP. His practice focuses on debtor and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts.
Mr. Markowitz counsels clients on:
- Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 proceedings.
- Financial restructuring.
- Strategies for dealing with financially-troubled entities.
- Buying and selling troubled entities in Chapter 11 and outside of bankruptcy.
- Out-of-court debt composition and settlements.
- Preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation.
- Dealing with leases and executory contracts in bankruptcy proceedings.
He has a diverse portfolio of clients, including public and private middle-market companies, as well as creditors’ committees. During the real estate recession between 1989 and 1992, he represented more than 100 real estate entities in bankruptcy court restructurings. In addition to his work with corporate clients, he counsels individual clients with regard to complex individual debt restructuring.
Mr. Markowitz represented the Martinique Hotel, a famous landmark hotel in New York City, in a contested Chapter 11 case that resulted in a confirmed plan and payment of 100%, plus interest, to unsecured creditors. He was also recently retained by the creditors’ committee in the HRH Construction, LLC Chapter 11 case, as well as by an operator of numerous well-known national franchise restaurants.
Mr. Markowitz frequently lectures on bankruptcy issues at the New York County Lawyers’ Association and has published a New York Law Journal feature article analyzing the United States Supreme Court’s opinion in Dewsnup v. Timm. Several of his cases have been published in the Bankruptcy Reporter.
Mr. Markowitz was named a top attorney in the New York City area from 2009-2012 by the publishers of Super Lawyers.
Mr. Markowitz received a B.S. in 1985 from the University of Florida. In 1988, he received a J.D. with honors from the University of Florida, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Book Award. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.
Before joining TKD, Mr. Markowitz was a Partner for 10 years at the bankruptcy law firm of Todtman, Nachamie, Spizz & Johns, P.C.