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

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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.


Reorganizing Failing Businesses, Third Edition: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization
American Bar Association, 2017
Kenneth Rosen, Bruce Buechler, authored the chapter entitled Lender Liability Considerations.
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
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Press Mentions

New York City Opera named Kenneth A. Rosen, chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department, to its board of trustees. Since its founding in 1943 by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as “The People’s Opera,” New York City Opera has been a vital contributor to the city’s cultural life, with a unique mission: providing affordable ticket prices, a devotion to American works, English-language performances and up-and-coming American singers. Previously serving as restructuring counsel to the organization, Rosen successfully steered the opera company out of bankruptcy with the unanimous support of its creditors, creating a plan of reorganization for NYCO Renaissance. Rosen is sanguine about the revitalized company, commenting that “I consider this one of the greatest privileges of my life: to have guided a struggling organization out of debt, and now be able to serve in a capacity of watching it flourish.” , November 10, 2017
Kenneth A. Rosen comments on the ownership of intellectual property of retailer Calypso St. Barth in the New York Post. Rosen represents creditors in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. , New York Post , November 10, 2017
Kenneth A. Rosen is quoted in New York Post regarding the involuntary chapter 7 petition filed against luxury apparel retailer Calypso St. Barth. Rosen represents the petitioning creditors, who claim to be owed more than $800,000. , New York Post , November 2, 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