Kenneth A. Rosen Partner and Chair, Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.2548 | F 973.597.2549

With more than 30 years of proven experience, Ken is the first call for companies seeking a strategic plan for recovery from financial distress.

Ken advises on the full spectrum of restructuring solutions, including Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, financial restructurings, and litigation. He works closely with debtors, creditors’ committees, lenders, landlords, and others in such diverse industries as paper and printing, food, furniture, pharmaceuticals, health care, and real estate.

For each matter, Ken starts by developing a strategic direction based on a clear understanding of his client’s needs. His goals are to preserve the business or business relationship, to minimize disruption, and to move quickly toward a workable solution. His success is reflected both in his long list of accolades—including top rankings from Chambers USA (2008-2016) and The Deal's "Bankruptcy Insider"—and the fact that the majority of his practice is referral–based. Clients laud Ken’s practical approach and sensitivity to the needs of their business, as well as his strong track record of successful outcomes.

In his spare time, Ken serves on several philanthropy and nonprofit boards primarily devoted to health care and education.


Bringing Health Care to Retail Centers
Construction Executive, April 28, 2017
Kenneth Rosen
The Intersection of Commercial Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law: Know the Lease/Contract Counterparty, the Lease Terms, and How to Protect One’s Rights or Face the Consequences
New Jersey Lawyer, April 2017
Kenneth Rosen, Philip Gross
Drawing the Crowds Back to the Mall
Infographic, March 16, 2017
Kenneth Rosen
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Press Mentions

Kenneth A. Rosen comments in Turnarounds & Workouts regarding the increasing rate of retailers in bankruptcy trying to leverage intellectual property in out-of-court refinancings. Rosen participated in a webinar concerning new concepts being implemented by retailers in bankruptcy proceedings. , Turnarounds & Workouts , May 2017
Kenneth A. Rosen comments in Food Dive on some of the aspects of the bankruptcy law in relation to food companies, and explanations for the limited number of chapter 11 filings in the industry. , Food Dive , May 9, 2017
Kenneth A. Rosen is quoted in Turnarounds & Workouts, based upon his comments in a webinar regarding new concepts being implemented by retailers in an effort to drive traffic back into the malls and shopping centers. , Turnarounds & Workouts , April 2017
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Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights


Columbia University ( M.B.A. , 1980 )
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( J.D. , 1979 )
Cornell University ( B.S. , 1975 )

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

1979 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
1981 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
1981 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York - Member of Chapter 11 Lawyers Advisory Committee
1981 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Chairman, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Section on Creditor and Debtor Relations
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Corporation, Banking & Business Law Section
  • Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association 
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Court Administration and ADR Committee
    • Co-Chair
  • United Jewish Federation
    • Trustee
  • American Jewish Committee
    • Trustee
  • R.W.J. Barnabas Health 
    • Trustee
    • Audit Committee
    • Compliance Committee
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Hospice
  • Lincoln Center Business Council
  • Visiting Nurse Association Health & Hospice
    • Member of the Board