Andrew David Behlmann Counsel

New Jersey
T 973.597.2332 | F 973.597.2333



Andrew leverages his background in corporate finance and management to approach restructuring problems, both in and out of court, from a practical, results-oriented perspective. With a focus on building consensus among multiple parties that have competing priorities, Andrew is equally at home both in and out of the courtroom, and has a track record of turning financial distress into positive business outcomes. Clients value his counsel in complex Chapter 11 cases, where he represents debtors, creditors’ committees, purchasers, and investors.

Andrew writes and speaks frequently about bankruptcy matters and financial issues. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked in senior financial management at a midsized, privately held company.

Representative Engagements

Dots, LLC – Bankruptcy counsel to a national clothing retailer with 400+ locations. Negotiated, documented, and obtained Bankruptcy Court approval of $30+ million inventory liquidation sale and sale of real estate leases for 200+ locations.
Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority – Special Counsel to a quasi-governmental entity in the $90 million sale of Hoboken University Medical Center in conjunction with the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of the hospital’s contracted management company.
BGI, Inc., f/k/a Borders Group, Inc. – Represented liquidating trust of former Borders Books retail chain in complex appellate litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Publications

So, You Think You Can Avoid a Fraudulent Transfer?
New Jersey Law Journal, October 9, 2017
Bruce Buechler, Andrew Behlmann
After Ruling in Expressions, Supreme Court Summarily Vacates Fifth Circuit Decision Upholding Texas Surcharge Prohibition and Denies Review of Eleventh Circuit Decision Striking Down Florida’s Surcharge Ban
CRF News, 1st Quarter 2017
Bruce Nathan, Andrew Behlmann
U.S. Supreme Court Questions Constitutionality of New York Credit Card Surcharge Ban as a Regulation of Commercial Speech
CRF News, 1st Quarter 2017
Bruce Nathan, Andrew Behlmann
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Press Mentions

Andrew Behlmann is quoted in Law360 regarding the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Performance Sports Group in Wilmington, DE. Representing the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund, the court-appointed lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action pending in the Southern District of New York, Behlmann argued at a joint U.S. and Canadian hearing against a motion filed by a competing constituency seeking disallowance of a class claim on behalf of the class in the securities litigation. , Law360 , October 16, 2017
Andrew Behlmann is quoted in The Deal Pipeline regarding the confirmation of social security disability and veterans disability advocacy firm Binder & Binder’s liquidation plan. The plan calls for a sale of its assets over a three-year period. , The Deal Pipeline , September 15, 2016
Andrew Behlmann applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end nearly three and a half years of litigation over unredeemed Borders gift cards in the Wall Street Journal. Behlmann is a member of the Lowenstein team representing the liquidating trust responsible for winding down the former Borders retail chain. , Wall Street Journal , October 6, 2015
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Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights

Education


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2009 ) , magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of Missouri - Saint Louis ( B.S. , 2005 ) , (Business Administration-Finance) Beta Gamma Sigma
University of Missouri - Saint Louis ( B.S. , 2005 ) , (Accounting) Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar Admissions


New Jersey

Affiliations


  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • Member, Young Lawyer Advisory Board