Fred B. Ringel
Phone: (212) 603-6301 Fax: (212) 956-2164
Fred B. Ringel is the Co-Chair of the Firm's Business Finance and Restructuring Department, and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He has been a partner of the firm since 1998.
Fred has achieved an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer review rating awarded to attorneys. The rating signifies that Fred's peers assess him as having achieved the highest rating for professional ability and ethical standards in legal practice.
Fred has almost over (30) years of experience representing debtors, trustees, secured creditors, creditor's committees, landlord's, acquirers of assets, plan proponents and virtually all constituencies in complex chapter 11 cases throughout the United States.
Recently, Fred has represented:
- CBCS Washington Street L.P., developer of a $200 million Tribeca hotel project in its chapter 11 case
- Broadway Equity Holdings LLC, the debtor in a hotly contested two-year litigation and trial regarding an alleged forgery of a six million dollar note and mortgage being foreclosed by the Debtor’s estate
- 123 Grand in its sale of its property in Brooklyn confirming a plan of reorganization and closing the sale in 35 days
- 135 West 13th LLC in confirming its contested chapter 11 plan over the objection of several constituencies including an active tenants’ group that opposed the sale called for under the Plan
Fred has broad experience representing landlords in large national retail chapter 11 cases over the last three decades having been actively involved in nearly every major retail case from Caldor to Kmart to Sears and every retailer in between.
Fred has also represented creditor committees obtaining substantial recoveries for creditors in the successful reorganization of Daytop Village, Best Metropolitan Towel & Linen and others.
Fred also helped his clients acquire distressed businesses and properties from chapter 11 debtors and has successfully defended numerous adversary proceedings seeking to recover preferences and fraudulent conveyances.
Fred has also been a regular speaker as bankruptcy conferences including the 2018 and 2019 New York City American Bankruptcy Institute Conference where Fred is a member of the conference steering committee. Fred has also be actively involved with Brooklyn Law School’s Zaretsky Roundtable since its inception which examines cutting edge bankruptcy issues annually. He also serves as a member of its steering committee.
Areas of Practice:
State of New York
State of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits
United States District Court for the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, J.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.
Fred was formerly an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City of New York before joining the firm in 1988.
Professional Activities and Publications
- Fred is a member of the Brooklyn Law School Zarestsky Roundtablewhich examines cutting edge bankruptcy issues annually. He also serves as a member of its steering committee.
- Judge at the 23rd and 24th annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition,St. Johns University of Law.
- Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
- Editor, ABI Volo Project.