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.


Drawing the Crowds Back to the Mall
Infographic, March 16, 2017
Kenneth Rosen
Are Section 503(b)(9) Claims Being Taken Seriously?
Journal of Corporate Renewal, March 2017
Kenneth Rosen, Michael Papandrea
Diversification Key For Mall Developers As Retail Landscape Evolves
Retail Dive, February 7, 2017
Kenneth Rosen, Eric Chafetz
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Press Mentions

Kenneth A. Rosen offers a commentary in regarding the required timing for retailers to make crucial real estate decisions in chapter 11 under Bankruptcy §365(d)(4). , , December 21, 2016
Kenneth A. Rosen is quoted in Bloomberg regarding the consignment conflict amongst vendors, lenders and the retailer in the bankruptcy of Sports Authority Inc. , Bloomberg , July 29, 2016
Kenneth Rosen is featured in the latest episode of the Debtwire legal analyst practitioner podcast series discussing recent developments in retail bankruptcies and restructurings. , Debtwire , July 22, 2016
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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