Ira Herman concentrates his practice on restructuring and bankruptcy matters with emphasis on distressed public debt issues, secured and unsecured loans, cross-border insolvency matters, distressed M&A, and corporate governance.
Ira regularly advises clients, including lenders, on the management of bankruptcy risk in their transactions, asset dispositions, and distressed M&A. He also regularly counsels indenture trustees regarding defaulted public debt issues and lenders and others regarding inter-creditor and related issues., Additionally, he provides advice on the debtors’ side, counseling financially distressed entities and their management on restructuring challenges pertaining to corporate governance issues. As a court appointed mediator, Ira has been able to facilitate the resolution of controversies involving U.S. and non-U.S. parties concerning bankruptcy and commercial law issues.
Ira serves on the editorial advisory board of the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal (now LexisNexis Practical Guidance). In 2017, Ira was appointed to the Bankruptcy Law360 editorial advisory board. He has authored “Anticipating and Managing Bankruptcy Risk,” a series of articles prepared for the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy module of LexisNexis Practical Guidance®, and chapter 28, titled “Bankruptcy,” in the treatise Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases (2017, Law Journal Press).
During law school, Ira served as an articles editor for the Boston University International Law Journal. While earning his bachelor’s degree, he served as editor-in-chief of The Polis, a political science journal.