The New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation (NJBLF) and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) have recognized Kenneth A. Rosen, Of Counsel and Chair Emeritus of Lowenstein’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his record of exemplary service in the field of bankruptcy over the last four decades.

Rosen served as Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Department for over 20 years. During his tenure, The Wall Street Journal named Lowenstein one of  “The Power Players That Dominate Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.” Rosen has represented both Debtors and Committees of Unsecured Creditors in such noteworthy Chapter 11 proceedings as Aceto Corporation and Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mountain Creek Resort, Hollister Construction Services, Balducci’s, Cenveo, Inc., and Appvion, Inc., to name only a few.

Rosen advises on the full spectrum of restructuring solutions, including 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.

His success is reflected both in his long list of accolades—including top rankings from Chambers USA (2008-2022) and The Deal's "Bankruptcy Insider"—and the fact that the majority of his practice is referral-based. Clients laud Rosen’s practical approach and sensitivity to the needs of their business, as well as his strong track record of successful outcomes.  Rosen also serves on several philanthropy and nonprofit boards primarily devoted to health care and education.

Jeffrey Cohen, who succeeded Rosen in 2021 as chair of Lowenstein’s Bankruptcy Department, says: “I can think of no one more deserving of this recognition than Ken Rosen: he is truly one of the deans of the national bankruptcy bar, setting the highest possible standards of excellence not just here at the firm, but across the entire industry.” Cohen adds: “Ken’s tireless philanthropy also dovetails perfectly with NJBLF’s mission of providing support to individuals in need and to economically deprived communities.”

NJBLF was created to raise funds from the bankruptcy bar and their associates to assist debtors and other financially distressed individuals. It is a privately funded, statewide, nonprofit organization committed to reaching out to individuals in genuine need of additional financial assistance.

AFBNJ was founded in 1971 in recognition of a need for judges, attorneys in the private bar, and federal law enforcement attorneys to be able to work together. Now in its 49th year, the organization is proud to be the voice of the federal bar in New Jersey, a district with distinguished judges and lawyers who freely and courteously share their views on matters of federal practice.

The award was presented at a celebration at Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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