• New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin


  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Albany Law School of Union University, JD
  • State University of New York at Oneonta, BS
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Andrew B. Eckstein


New York, NY v. +1.212.885.5505 f. +1.917.332.3724

Andrew Eckstein handles complex debtor and creditor matters in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. He represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lenders, landlords, equity security holders, and asset purchasers in matters involving:

  • real estate developers
  • industrial companies
  • manufacturers
  • distributors
  • retailers
  • professional services firms
  • investment funds
  • media and telecommunications enterprises
  • transportation-related businesses


   Sources admire his 'advice and strategic thinking,' which inspires 'great confidence.' 
—Chambers USA

Mr. Eckstein is a certified mediator on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Sources admire his '"advice and strategic thinking," which inspires "great confidence." 

Mr. Eckstein has been repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by the publishers of the New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine. In 2014, the magazine ranked Mr. Eckstein as one of the "New York Metro Top 100" attorneys. He is also recognized in Chambers USA as a leading attorney in the field of bankruptcy/restructuring law.



  • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP as counsel to largest group of former partners in largest law firm bankruptcy
  • Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting as counsel to creditors' committee in first ever Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case to be successfully confirmed in New York
  • Cassa Hotel (New York) as counsel to mortgage and construction lender in connection with complete recovery of $100+ million mortgage foreclosure and bankruptcy
  • South Side House as counsel to principal of developer of residential loft building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in connection with successful Chapter 11 case resulting in 100% recovery by all creditors and substantial equity return to investors
  • NYC Off-Track Betting as counsel to creditors' committee in off-track betting and gaming business Chapter 9
  • Lehman Brothers Holding Inc., as counsel to numerous domestic and international corporate, financial, governmental and quasi-governmental counterparties to derivatives contracts and interest rate swap agreements with Lehman entities regarding termination rights, claims and obligations
  • London Fog as counsel to purchaser of intellectual property from debtor in bankruptcy
  • Representation of bank lender to professional services firms in connection with their dissolution and bankruptcy
  • Representation of bank lenders in negotiated and auction sales of real estate pursuant to consensual, confirmed Chapter 11 plans
  • PRC, LLC as counsel to creditors' committee in reorganization case of call center, customer service, marketing and business to business service provider
  • Calpine Corporation as court appointed mediator in successful resolution of $100 million dispute between energy producer/distributor and wholesale energy purchaser/reseller
  • Acterna as counsel to creditors' committee in successful reorganization of communications testing equipment manufacturer
  • Special Metals Corporation as counsel to creditors' committee in successful reorganization of largest nickel manufacturer
  • Sure-Fit as counsel to senior secured lender in manufacturer/distributor's Chapter 11 case
  • Enron as counsel to creditors, obligors, and defendants in multi-billion dollar Chapter 11 cases of major energy supplier
  • Adelphia Communications as counsel to institutional pre-petition lender in multi-billion dollar Chapter 11 cases of cable system


Mr. Eckstein is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


  • AV Preeminent®, listed in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • "Leading bankruptcy lawyer," listed in The Deal
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2014, "New York Metro Top 100" attorney, listed in New York Metro Super Lawyers

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here.

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