Harry W. Greenfield - Buckley King

Harry W. Greenfield

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

As a nationally-ranked master swimmer, Harry knows the importance of setting goals and the preparation and tenacity necessary to meet those goals.

Harry approaches each matter with zeal and a fresh perspective.  He can mastermind a plan and follow it through to success.  On behalf of both corporate debtors and creditors, including commercial lessors, financial institutions, financially-distressed businesses, financing companies, lessees, Official Creditors' Committees, secured lenders, and Trustees in bankruptcy, Harry handles matters in state and federal courts involving:

  • Receiverships
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Collections
  • Foreclosures
  • Lease Defaults
  • UCC Issues

He also represents purchasers and sellers of businesses.

Additional Information

Certified Specialist in Business BankruptcyAmerican Board of Certification
Certified Specialist in Creditors' Rights LawAmerican Board of Certification
Ohio UniversityBBA 1967Cleveland State UniversityJ.D. 1970
Commercial Law League of AmericaAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteAmerican College of BankruptcyAmerican Board of Certification of Bankruptcy & Creditors' RightsLease Enforcement Attorney Network (LEAN)Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)Cleveland-Marshall College of LawOhio Masters Swim ClubU.S. Masters Swim ClubLake Erie Local Masters Swim ClubINSOL InternationalTurnaround Management AssociationOhio University College of BusinessAmerican Heart Association, Greater Cleveland Division

Case History

Creditors' Rights — Represented creditors' committee in Chapter 11, convincing mezzanine lender to waive its claim to avoid litigation, resulting in a recovery to unsecured creditors.
Creditors' Rights — Represented bank in its $30 million claim against airport security firm in Chapter 11, obtaining 100% recovery of its loan.
Bankruptcy, Workouts, Reorganization — Represented contractor in highly-contentious dispute with bank, successfully obtaining approval of a plan of reorganization, and resulting in the company continuing operations after confirmation.
Bankruptcy, Workouts, Reorganization — Represented  hotel chain in bankruptcy, successfully reaching confirmation of a reorganization plan over the objection of many creditors, which resulted in a significant pay-out to unsecured creditors and the company continuing operations on a reduced scale.
Creditors' Rights — Represented seller of real estate and mortgage holder against a Chapter 11 debtor, successfully working to confirm a plan of reorganization providing for significant covenants which were breached by the debtor, resulting in seller reacquiring the real estate with a significant tenant in place.
Bankruptcy, Workouts, Reorganization — Represented an Ohio subsidiary of a Canadian company in its Chapter 11, successfully conducting a sale of the assets, avoiding the liquidation of the Canadian parent, and allowing the subsidiary to continue profitable operations less $3 million of debt.

Client Comments

"Harry has done an excellent job on working with Sigma and has always been very professional. He is a good mentor."

-Denis Bertrand
Sigma Industries

"Harry Greenfield is very experienced, smart, competent, creative, dependable, and funny."

-Larry Goddard
Schwab Industries/Parkland Group

Office Location

1400 Fifth Third Center
600 Superior Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Commercial, Committee Representation, Creditor Committees, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Liquidations, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Out-of-Court Workouts, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male