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Wayne Greenwald, P.C.

About Attorney

Wayne M. Greenwald, Esq.

Wayne M. Greenwald, Esq.

5 Star Reviews

Mentor For Life 

"Wayne is a patient and detailed attorney who knows exactly what he's doing in the world of Chapter 7 and 11. Dealing with these initially frightening options can be emotional and frustrating. Wayne was able to give me a clear and detailed path to moving forward and at every step of the way was honest and knowledgeable. There are no guarantees things will go the way you want them to so having an attorney like Wayne who knows how to position you the best is the most important thing."

- Andrew

(Review From AVVO)


A Great Lawyer and Even Better Person

"I had the pleasure of dealing with Wayne on a complex bankruptcy and securities matter. Within the first 5 minutes of speaking with him, he immediately put my mind at ease, and the patience with which he explained everything in layman's terms was refreshing."

- Neil

(Review From AVVO)


Professional and Highly trustworthy Attorney

"Wayne is not only a professional attorney but an amazing human being with high empathy who goes above and beyond to help his clients. I will recommend Wayne over and over to any of my fellow friends if they end up in an unfortunate situation like I was."

- Ilya

(Review From AVVO)


5 Star Reviews

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, just wait until you hire an amateur!" (Red Adair). I don't think this could be more true than an area like bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is such a highly-specialized and nuanced area of both substantive and procedural law that any client is shooting themselves in the foot by being intimidated how much an excellent bankruptcy attorney costs..."

Angelo L., Litigation Attorney


"Mr. Greenwald is extremely knowledgeable and a leader in his field. My firm retained him to assist us in pursuing a complex insurance claim in the Bankruptcy Court."

Eric D., Employment And Labor Attorney


"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Wayne for the past 33 years as a trusted, dedicated lawyer. Just recently I referred a complicated bankruptcy matter to his firm His knowledge, expertise, and total preparedness resulted in an extremely favorable resolution for my client. Thank you, Wayne!"

Steven M., Divorce And Separation Attorney


5 Star Reviews

Experience That Makes A Difference

Wayne M. Greenwald represents the entire spectrum of parties-in-interest in debtor-creditor matters and cases under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation and assists clients at all phases of dispute resolution, including pre-claim negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trial.

Wayne M. Greenwald has been concentrating in debtor-creditor law for more than 30 years. He was the assistant chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Special Litigation Group on Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy. He formerly served as co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s commercial fraud task force.

Mr. Greenwald lectures frequently and has published or edited articles, treatises and books on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including Criminal Practice/ Bankruptcy Proceedings. He is highly regarded in the legal community and has been included in 2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2014 – 2020 New York Super Lawyers.

License

  • Licensed for 40 years In NY

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Juris Doctor (1979)
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz – Bachelor of Arts (1973)
  • University Of Wyoming, Graduate School – Sociology (1973 – 1975)

Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating – Martindale-Hubbell (2014)
  • Super Lawyer – New York Super Lawyers (2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2014 – 2020)

Work Experience

  • Principal – Wayne Greenwald, P.C. (2002 – Present)
  • Partner – Greenwald & Rimberg, LLP (1993 – 2002)
  • Head of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Department – Parker Duryee Rosoff & Haft (Now Reed Smith) (1987 – 1992)

Publications

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) – Bankruptcy Crimes – Bankruptcy Proceedings (2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual National Conference – Individual Chapter 11 Cases (2019)
  • Annual Meeting – Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases (2018)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association – Impact of 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments – Impact on Real Estate Law Practice (2006)
  • Nuts and Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young Practitioners – Chair and Speaker (2006)
  • New York City Civil Court (New York County) – 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments: What State Court Judges Need to Know (2006)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – The 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments Effects on Support Obligations (Or, who were the real winners under the BAPCPA?) (2006)

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association – Member and Chair – SDNY Bankruptcy Committee (2017 – Present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – Member (1999 – Present)
  • Defense Research Institute – Member (2007 – 2009)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Task Force Committee – Chair (2005 – 2006)
  • Center for International Legal Studies – Fellow (2002 – 2007)

Mentor For Life 

"Wayne is a patient and detailed attorney who knows exactly what he's doing in the world of Chapter 7 and 11. Dealing with these initially frightening options can be emotional and frustrating. Wayne was able to give me a clear and detailed path to moving forward and at every step of the way was honest and knowledgeable. There are no guarantees things will go the way you want them to so having an attorney like Wayne who knows how to position you the best is the most important thing."

- Andrew

(Review From AVVO)


A Great Lawyer and Even Better Person

"I had the pleasure of dealing with Wayne on a complex bankruptcy and securities matter. Within the first 5 minutes of speaking with him, he immediately put my mind at ease, and the patience with which he explained everything in layman's terms was refreshing."

- Neil

(Review From AVVO)


Professional and Highly trustworthy Attorney

"Wayne is not only a professional attorney but an amazing human being with high empathy who goes above and beyond to help his clients. I will recommend Wayne over and over to any of my fellow friends if they end up in an unfortunate situation like I was."

- Ilya

(Review From AVVO)


5 Star Reviews

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, just wait until you hire an amateur!" (Red Adair). I don't think this could be more true than an area like bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is such a highly-specialized and nuanced area of both substantive and procedural law that any client is shooting themselves in the foot by being intimidated how much an excellent bankruptcy attorney costs..."

Angelo L., Litigation Attorney


"Mr. Greenwald is extremely knowledgeable and a leader in his field. My firm retained him to assist us in pursuing a complex insurance claim in the Bankruptcy Court."

Eric D., Employment And Labor Attorney


"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Wayne for the past 33 years as a trusted, dedicated lawyer. Just recently I referred a complicated bankruptcy matter to his firm His knowledge, expertise, and total preparedness resulted in an extremely favorable resolution for my client. Thank you, Wayne!"

Steven M., Divorce And Separation Attorney


5 Star Reviews