Lewis Kruger - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Lewis Kruger

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Lewis Kruger is internationally recognized for his knowledge of insolvency law. Mr. Kruger, with over 40 years of experience, has played a major role in many of the significant reorganization proceedings in the United States.

Recognized by his peers for his experience, Mr. Kruger serves as the International Bar Association's liaison to the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law, and has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

He has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy law for the Practising Law Institute and for Bar Associations in the United States and abroad. In addition, Mr. Kruger has taught insolvency courses at Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, St. John’s School of Law and has lectured at Harvard Law School and Kings College, Oxford.

Mr. Kruger pursues a wide array of interests beyond insolvency including his current position as Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Art & Design in the City of New York. His past public service includes Special Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary with respect to corporate reorganization and as Special Counsel to the Governor of New York and the New York State Urban Development Corporation.

Additional Information

Experience — Mr. Kruger has extensive experience representing both debtors and creditors in insolvency matters. He was the co-founder and co-manager of a fund focused on acquiring/operating businesses with a view towards running and selling businesses, winding down, collecting receivables and selling assets.

Mr. Kruger served as Chief Restructuring Officer of ResCap.

Mr. Kruger's debtor representations include Columbia Gas Systems, Seatrain Lines, Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Pegasus Shipping Hellas, Cabot Cabot & Forbes, Tosco, Tiphook Finance Corporation, Daniel M Galbreath, Neisner Brothers, Planet Hollywood, The Icing, The McCall Pattern Company and Victor Technologies.

Mr. Kruger's representation of creditors’ committees, ad hoc committee groups and creditors include:
  • MF Global (Ad Hoc Committee)
  • YRC Worldwide (Agent Bank)
  • Centro Property Group (International Bank Group)
  • Owens Corning (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • WR Grace & Co. (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • Wheeling Pittsburg Steel (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • U.S. Gypsum Corporation (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • Leslie Fay (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • Hillsborough Holdings
  • Zale Corporation (Official Creditors’ Committee)
  • Southmark Corporation (Official Creditors’ Committee)
Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

Southern District of New York, 1972

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1974

Harvard UniversityAB 1956Columbia University School of LawLL.B 1959
Museum of Arts & DesignAssociation of the Bar of the City of New York International Bar AssociationManhattan Community Planning Board #7Manhattan Community Planning Board #8Citizens for Clean Air, Inc.

Office Location

180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038-4982
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law