Richard Kanowitz


I enjoy solving complex legal issues and getting the best results for my clients.

+1 212 479 6167

Richard S. Kanowitz's practice focuses on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy litigation and has represented corporate debtors, trade creditors, vendors and equity holders in a multitude of businesses including higher education, healthcare, telecommunication services, biofuel, biotech, manufacturing and retail. He also represents official committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors and landlords in national Chapter 11 cases.

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  • Restructured Pacific Ethanol's $300 million In Debt 

  • Joint Effort By Cooley’s Bankruptcy and Healthcare Teams Successfully Represented Unsecured Creditors  

  • Court Approves Chapter 11 for RadioShack 

  • Cooley Advises Creditors Committee in RadioShack Bankruptcy 

  • Representing the Medical Malpractice Trust Fund Monitor for Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York 

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    Advocacy work as president of Families Fighting Flu

    Golfing anytime and any place

    Spending time with my family and friends


  • Hofstra University School of Law
    JD, 1992

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
    BA, 1989

Admissions & Credentials

New Jersey

New York


  • New York State Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Turnarounds & Workouts: Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer 

     New York Super Lawyers


+1 212 479 6167 office
+1 212 479 6275 fax

55 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001-2157