John H. Drucker, of counsel to Rosen & Associates, P.C., is a bankruptcy and corporate restructuring attorney, and a certified mediator. He has a national reputation for successfully representing various parties in interest in sophisticated Chapter 11 proceedings and in non-judicial corporate reorganizations and restructurings. John frequently represents domestic and international businesses and individuals in a wide range of matters involving formal bankruptcy, out-of-court restructuring, and workouts of financially troubled companies and large net worth individuals. He has substantial experience and expertise in the representation of debtors, debtors- in- possession, creditors, creditors' committees, asset purchasers, landlords, secured creditors, shareholders, sureties, Chapter 11 trustees, liquidating trustees, plan administrators, and governmental units and agencies. John has been retained to represent other professionals in connection with their retention, fee applications and disputes in bankruptcy case matters.
John is often called upon as special bankruptcy counsel on behalf of class action plaintiffs and has provided such representation in many of the most sophisticated bankruptcy matters in the country, including Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, Chrysler Corp., Adelphia Communications, Calpine, Lone Star Industries, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Tower Automotive, Advanta Corp, K.V. Pharmaceutical, M.F Global, Sun Edison, and many more.
John also provides mediation services with respect to bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy related disputes. He serves on the authorized panels of mediators maintained by the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. John was appointed to the panel of mediators in the Borders bankruptcy case to mediate preference and other avoidance actions. He also has served as a party-appointed neutral arbitrator under the American Arbitration Association's rules for large complex commercial disputes. For additional mediation skills and information, see https://www.adr.org/Mediation. From 1986 until 2006, John was a member of Angel & Frankel, P.C., a nationally recognized corporate reorganization and bankruptcy boutique firm. From 2006 through 2017 John was a member of the firm Cole Schotz P.C. in its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring department.
Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher of the premier directory of legal professionals, awarded John an AV preeminent rating, the highest possible, for his professional excellence, and the quality of his legal work and integrity. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation in 2007-2021 and New York Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor/ Debtor Rights in 2007-2019, 2021.
J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1978
BA., (with honors), State University of New York at Cortland, 1974
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Received Certification from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation ("PON"), 2007 Certificate of Mediation Skills Training issued by the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc., sponsored in June 1995 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y.